Contemporary Lower Level Family Room
Polanco Home Furniture & Interior Decor Solutions is proud to showcase this amazing lower level living space project we recently completed in the Manotick area of Ottawa. Our client had previously purchased furniture from Polanco Home Furniture for their family room and kitchen dining space. We were thrilled when they asked us to furnish their newest home project. Our client worked with local basement experts, Just Basements Ottawa, to design and renovate their lower-level living space. At Polanco Home Furniture, we love working with local designers and construction experts. We were very excited to furnish the newly renovated space by Just Basements Ottawa.
“Just Basements is Ottawa’s premier, award-winning, basement design-build firm. Since 1999 [they] have focused on nothing but the design and construction of basement living spaces. That’s more than 17 years of solving the same design challenges and the same construction challenges other renovation firms only run into once or twice a year. [Their] thorough, road-tested design-build process coupled with [their] years of basement experience allow [them] to create living spaces for [their] customers other renovation companies can’t even dream of. Experience, knowledge, expertise and an extreme attention to detail drives [their] team, and in turn, [their] projects to [their] ultimate goal…exceptionally happy customers.”
During the renovation process, Polanco designer, Mandy Renfrew, visited the clients’ home to gain a sense of the space and see the finishes the clients were selecting for their basement. The homeowners placed a large emphasis on comfort while maintaining a contemporary and stylish design in their new living space. The colour scheme selected for the space were greys, whites, and accents in navy blue. The client’s open concept space featured beautiful high ceilings which opened up the possibility for more dramatic lighting choices.
When you walk down the wide staircase into the lower level, our large silver oval Bling fixture from Robert Abbey Fine Lighting, hanging above the client’s counter height dining table, captures your attention right away. To maintain consistency throughout the space, Polanco experts chose the flush mount version of their favourite Bling chandelier for the adjacent tv viewing area. Mandy selected a counter height dining table from Quebec supplier, Camlen Furniture, in an espresso stain on solid birch. The darker stain colour was chosen to complement with the lighter grey of the hardwood floors. Four Paula counter stools from Canadian supplier, Marcantonio Designs, in light grey leather, accented with silver nail heads fit perfectly around the rustic-chic dining table.
The goal of the lower level design was to echo the look and feel of the main level living areas, with a focus on comfort and functionality of the furniture and decor. Mandy selected a large Miami sectional from Marcantonio Designs for the media area of the open concept space. The sectional was upholstered in a charcoal grey leather to suit the grey-navy colour palette of the space. A combination of feather and foam in the sectional seat and back cushions was chosen for ultimate comfort. The configuration of the sectional in a symmetrical L-shape with one of the two banks of seating up against the wall, maintains the openness to the dining area. Mandy also selected a large round, custom sized Albany coffee table from Artage International for the centre of the media space. The round shape of the coffee table softened the look of the Miami sectional, and complements the round mirror hanging behind the billiards table. A grey Grizzly shag rug from Surya was placed under the coffee table & sectional to add additional warmth and softness to the lower level design. Careful consideration was placed on the smallest of details. Silver finishes were selected on the fixtures, tables, accents, cabinetry hardware, and accessories, to maintain consistency throughout this open concept space.
Polanco Home Furniture & Interior Decor Solutions is thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Just Basements Ottawa on this amazing design for our clients. Just Basements provided a stunning canvas, the structure on which Polanco experts were able to add their Canadian made furniture and decor. Upon completion of the project, the clients are extremely satisfied to have a comfortable basement space that is both beautiful and functional.