Thursday, February 11, 2010

Basement envy

This renovated basement of Tricia Foley's has areas for work, entertaining, flower arranging, and laundry.  Tricia found this 12 seat picnic table at a yard sale and freshened it up with paint. She swapped out red vinyl upholstery on the benches with linen.  Tricia has the talent and ability to create a space that draws you in.  Simple yet so inviting.  Open shelves are another Tricia Foley frequently done favorite of mine .   Peg rails in the mud room are one of the designer's favorite organizing tool.  The mud room is rimmed with them for her frequently used items. Here is a link to Tricia's site to see more of her incredible style.http://www.triciafoley.com/ 

11 comments:

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Kelly, I have basement envy too. If I had a magic wand, I'd wave it over our basement and make it look exactly like hers. I love how bright it feels with all the white wainscott. And oh my, she even has a fireplace. Our basement, despite having windows, feels like a dark cave. It's on the 'to do' list to fix it up a bit so these images will provide much needed inspiration! Can't wait to show Mike. xoTrina

Linda said...

Hi Kelly- thanks for sharing these lovely photos! We are finishing off a 3-season porch and plan to stone one long wall. I love the look of the light stone with the gray tabletop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh covet covet covet....

I did just do a laundry re-do and added a flower arranging area...and a shelf for all the containers. But a whole basement?! Imagine the possibilities!

Loving your blog!

TheVirginiaHouse said...

I don't have a basement but I have a garage that I would love to have look half that good!
Love the post and your blog!
Jill @ The Virginia House

Danielle Muller said...

delicious! love it!

i wonder if this is in her long island house...tricia has a few events there each year...hopefully i'll get to go this year (she lives a few towns over from me)...

thanks for sharing!

blessings,
danielle
www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

The Brocantess said...

If that were my basement I might not ever come back up the stairs! Beautiful.

Ness Lockyer said...

tricia is one of my favourite designers...and let me just say that you are amazing too. I have just come from Lori's blog and I can see I will be spending loads of time here.
Ness xx

Amanda (CASABrasi) said...

Love it! This aesthetic is my personal style. Just love it. I'm in design school now. Would love any advice you could give!

- Amanda (CASABrasi)

Anne Hammett said...

I adore Tricia's work and am very pleased to have discovered your site. This is a dream basement indeed!

sanjeet said...

I love the look of the light stone with the gray tabletop! Thanks for the inspiration!
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Claudia said...

Hello,

She was one of my inspirations when my husband and I designed our basement. It was dark and it was not functional at all holding all our things. We just recently painted it and now to decorate. It's on my blog if you would like to check it out and see what you think.
Claudia