This tired basement got a vibrant wake-up call. A small space with little light is now fresh, cozy, textured and functional. This totally hip spot is a space we love.

Jamie completed a fun update for this comfortable basement that gets everyday use. The small dimensions and lack of natural light presented a challenge, but Jamie painted the room dark to play up the cave-like coziness. ”We wanted it to feel like a cocoon,” she explains. Family artwork adds personality while the cowhide ottoman from Room & Board adds texture and practicality. A fresh coat of paint on the family’s existing furniture and block print pillows with a global feel creates a layered look.

Key Design Elements:

Faux Taxidermy Head, Floor and Table Lamps; West Elm. www.westelm.com.

Cowhide Ottoman; Room & Board. www.roomandboard.com.

Pillows, Rug and Vintage Suzani; Furbish Studio. www.furbishstudio.com.

Moroccan Blanket on Sofa; Anthropologie. www.anthropoligie.com.