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Before and After

Bachelor Pad

By 11/12/2008February 21st, 20175 Comments

Here are some before and after images of a media room/bar that I recently decorated for a bachelor client.

You can tell the above image was taken by a professional photographer and the one below (the other side of the room) is me! It’s still looks good though if I do say so myself!

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  • landrylee says:

    I read in your earlier post that you really need to use a rich luxuries color in low light situations. So does that mean you would always recommend darker colors for a basement? I'm moving into my new house on July 6th and there is dark wood paneling throughout the whole basement. I was thinking I would just take a white can of paint to it all, but would you recommend something else? I hate the cave-like feeling and would really like the space to feel open and inviting!

  • Maria Killam says:

    Hi Landrylee,
    I would either recommend a darker, rich colour (like a rust, rich yellows, blues, etc) or fresh colours in a basement (but never white).

    The colours I would avoid are the ones that have a real grayed look to them (obviously dark rich colours are grayed colours too but they have enough colour saturation so that they work in a dark space).

    A fresh green would be 2145-40 Fernwood Green, or a yellow, Barley, etc.

    Do not be afraid of a great strong colour, it's the 4 corners of the room you want to have lit (and a light on during the day if it's dark) that's what brings out the luminosity of colour.
    Maria

  • landrylee says:

    Thanks for your great suggestions, I would have gone completely white!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love this look. What color did you use in the after?

  • Maria Killam says:

    Hi Anonymous,
    I used Benjamin Moore's Kensington Blue, 840
    Maria

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