Saturday, April 10, 2010

No Man Cave Here!

I was at the bookstore today flipping through magazines (a favorite hobby of mine) and came across a picture of my basement sitting area in the Spring/Summer 2010 edition of Better Homes and Gardens 100 Ideas – Real Rooms.


There have been several pictures of this space - which was originally shown back in the July 2009 edition of Better Homes and Gardens – in various BH&G publications (here and here). My basement was chosen this time as an example of “Finishing Points.”

100 Ideas Real Rooms / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

The caption reads - “Forget the traditional man cave filled with plump leather furniture – a basement can look light, feminine, and tailored. Here, bead-board walls, fresh window trim, and columns hiding unsightly steel posts create a crisp backdrop that’s teeming with architectural character.”

16 comments:

Becca said...

That's so exciting! The room is beautiful! Did you submit your room photos to them or did they come out and do a photo shoot?

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I love it. Why ruin a basement by turning it into a man cave?

Allison said...

How fun! I bet that was an exciting find today!

Holly said...

Oh my---beautiful! I have never had a basement...If I ever do I hope it looks like that!

Holly

PS-Grabbing your button!

Jennifer at Cattywompus said...

That's a basement!? Wow, looks great...so light and airy. I believe we all need to get the most of our building footprint and I hope this inspires people to make better use all their spaces. You'd be suprised how much light you can get into a basement with a generous window well and good landscaping.

And...thanks for posting on my blog!

Living It At Home said...

I just picked up that magazine and recognized your basement! It is so light and airy! I wish mine could look that way!

~jamilyn

Boxwood Terrace said...

It's hard to believe that room is a basement! It's so bright and pretty. Congratulations on having your room featured in another BHG publication. That must be a thrill!
Deborah

Bubba said...

Hey! I just came home from Lowe's and I had purchased this magazine! The room is great!

Natalie Catherine said...

that is sooooo exciting!! congrats to you! i don't blame them for putting you in their magazine..you're amazing!

My Dream Canvas said...

love your basement..its gorgeous!!

Stephanie Cameron said...

What the what!! I bought this magazine and was just looking at this page today!! I totally recognized your room when I saw it on the blog. I love the look of your basement...but is is a walk-out? Those look like pretty big and normal height windows. Congrats on making another magazine1

Erin said...

Your basement is lovely! I think I just won the battle of making our basement beachy/shabby chic instead of outdoorsy. We'll see how he feels when I start accessorizing in all white. Just became a follower too. Excited to read more!
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Kathysue said...

I so agree! It does not look like a typical basement re-do at all . Love the white chair with the flirty skirt, that is one of my all time favorite chairs. It is on my Someday list for my living room. Lovely room, Kathysue

Courtney said...

ps - I am digging your etsy shop as well. I'm off to check it out!

Courtney said...

your home AND your blog are just lovely. I'm so glad you stopped by lil' old Nesting instincts so I could meet you! thank you!

Anita said...

I just picked up this issue and spotted your basement right away. I came here to make sure and yep it was! Too funny that I am I starting to spot people's homes! I just love that space! Doesn't look like a basement at all.

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