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A Glamorous, Functional Basement Remodel

August 14, 2017 by
Photography by Tom Grady

Seeking a grand basement remodel, a client came to me with hopes of creating a unified space with smaller intimate areas instead of an open floor plan. The original space felt very disconnected with no visual interest.

My solution focused on two separate spaces of the floor plan. Both sections of the basement would feature multiple functions: one area revolved around a sunken kitchenette/bar, and the other was an empty space transformed into a theater/display area.

The first part of the challenge was to create a properly lit display while providing storage within the bar area. We needed to add a dynamic visual element without altering the integrity of the existing brick veneer.

Our solution was to add horizontal reclaimed wood panels that pull the whole space together while providing a pub-like entertaining area. The resulting contemporary space makes use of layers of depth and dimension to provide a central focal point for social gatherings.

The asymmetrical design of the sunken bar area is enhanced with LED lighting, which further enhances the sophisticated environment. Bespoke finishes infuse rustic charm into the modern basement, forming the perfect union of domestic utility and alluring elegance. Displayed sentimental objects stand in harmonious contrast with time-worn salvaged materials and the interplay of light and shadow.

A large circle on the bar wall offers a crucial design element unifying the space. The scale of the circle balances the weightiness of the massive bar. Radiant light offsets and enhances the circle, giving the illusion that it is floating in air. The circle’s LED under-lit shelves provides plenty of space for the liquor bottles, and the offset shelving allows for additional personal items to be displayed.

By adding the walnut shell and lights to the existing metallic wood console table, it became repurposed and connected to the bar area.

Two guitars on an adjacent wall, mounted on a wooden circle, became a piece of art grounding the empty space leading to the guest bathroom.

To satisfy the clients, who are avid sports fans, the most challenging part of the basement’s theater space was to showcase their collection of jerseys while allowing the ability to watch multiple televisions at once. At the center of this design, I strived to cultivate a sensory experience that transcends the utilitarian functionality of the theater setting. Contemporary aesthetics find a careful balance of personal whims and fancies in the second of the basement’s main spaces. Relaxing here, the homeowners feel like they are in a high-end Las Vegas casino private suite while watching their favorite teams play.

The design conceptualization for the theater and display area stems from a faithful adherence to well-defined boundaries. JaDecor wall covering offers remarkable appearance with excellent acoustical properties. The round custom fiber optics and the dark-oak Melinga panels in the ceiling add spectacular visual interest to the space that once was a rectangle tray.

I really wanted the sports theater walls to properly light their jersey collection—which changes annually—while not interfering with the theater environment. Back-lighting the twelve individual panels with LED strip lights cleverly works into the overall aesthetic. The picture lights illuminate the symmetry of the jerseys and provide a side drop for the TV wall.

The purposeful ornamentation of the jerseys provides a dramatic display satisfying even the most discerning homeowner.

The experience of the finished project is such an amazing space to entertain and enjoy life with family and friends.

From the bar to the theater, and across the entire basement, the overall design embodies simplicity and modern functionality, leaving a lasting impression that makes you want to enjoy the space in good company.

The end result achieves the client’s goal of balancing personal expression and functional glamour with youthful exuberance. It is a welcoming space for any time of the day—and any season—for many years to come.

Visit artisticodesign.net to see more of the designer’s work.

This article was printed in the July/August 2017 Edition of Omaha Home.

Gold Standard

October 15, 2016 by

The Nebraska/Iowa chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers’ mission is to communicate the impact of interior design to enhance the human experience as it relates to designed spaces. With that in mind, every year ASID hosts an event called “impactFULL” where ASID interior design members are given the opportunity to submit their best projects of the year.

A panel of judges carefully assesses each project and considers how effectively the interior designer accomplished the goals in categories such as aesthetics, functionality, space planning, and sustainability.

Interior designers are awarded gold, silver, or bronze designations in both residential and commercial categories.

— Courtney Otte, communications director of the Nebraska-Iowa chapter of ASID

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impactFULL Winner
Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID | Artistico
Thomas Grady Photography

Bespoken finishes infuse rustic charm into the modern basement, forming the perfect union of domestic utility and alluring elegance. A presentation of sentimental objects stands in harmonious contrast with time-worn salvaged materials and the interplay of light and shadow.

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Gwen Ahrens, ASID | Interior Design Firm
Photography by Gwen Ahrens

A remodeled open main floor is now connected to the backyard through the kitchen and a convertible sun room. Adequate circulation space and custom finishes allow daily functions and entertaining to be performed with ease. Most importantly, a master bedroom addition gives the homeowners the ability to age in place.

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Jerome Bergmeier, Allied ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler Photography

Inspired by their travels to the Palm Springs area, a love of the artist Shag, and a desire to simply have a house that would make the homeowner happy when she walked inside, this major renovation achieved a clean, fresh, midcentury modern look and emulated the feeling that a Shag painting evokes—a Palm Springs ambience.

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Jenny Colson, Allied ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler Photography

A collection of warm tones was selected for the upholstery fabrics and carpet, while the wall color and accent colors trend toward cool and contemporary. A mixture of putty, stone, charcoal, thundercloud, seal gray, slate, and citron perfectly answers the challenge.

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Marian Holden, ASID | Designer’s Touch
Photography by Amoura Productions

This design reflects the homeowner’s clean, classic, taste with a contemporary twist. Soft, gray neutral tones were used to contrast with the dark, rich wood floors. Deeper color was strategically placed to accentuate architecture. Bright white cabinets and trim create a crisp contrast, and natural stone finishes add texture.

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Lisa McCoid, ASID | Alexis Trout, Allied ASID | D3 Interiors
Photography by Amoura Productions

This design brings in bursts of color through the furniture, artwork, accessories, and the use of textured wall coverings. The bright red sofas and lime green accents provide a major focal point. Contrasting darker gray trim and doors added a clean, crisp look; using taupe and gray for the main walls brings in warmth.

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Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID | Michele Hybner, Allied ASID | Falcone Hybner Design
Photography by Amoura Productions

This new construction home features edgy curb appeal. Some of the design features include rustic wood ceiling beams, original cable railing design, rift oak cabinetry, large scale concrete gray porcelain floor tile, and open shelving on a reclaimed Old Chicago style brick wall.

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Julie Odermatt, ASID | Alexis Trout, Allied ASID | Rachel Costello, Allied ASID | D3 Interiors
Photography by Tom Kessler Photography

The Street of Dreams design needed to appeal to a wide audience. The design features a mix of light and dark tones. Highlights include a large island with a waterfall edge, a linear fireplace surrounded by oversized tile, and a linear floor drain in the master shower. Great design gave continuity to the space.

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Kristine Patton, ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by  Tom Kessler Photography

The project mandated attention to detail, requiring a renovation that would incorporate modern amenities while still involving every architectural and design detail from yesteryear. A thoughtful use of appropriate hardware, leaded glass, and glazing keeps the historic look alive and allows the addition to blend seamlessly with the rest of the home.

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Beth Settles, Allied ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography courtesy of Virgin Islands Property and 
Yacht Magazine

The goal was to create a Balinese-styled high end vacation home. The design incorporates colors and fabrics that evoke a resort feel. An oceanic color palette, access to the pool and the ocean, and seamless outdoor eating and lounging areas create a tropical paradise.

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Alexis Trout, Allied ASID | D3 Interiors
Photography by Amoura Productions

This kitchen design achieves a modern clean look without becoming stark and cold. The white perimeter cabinets brighten the space while the dark gray island becomes the focal point in the center of the room. A glass tile backsplash, colorful art, accessories, and textures were added to keep the space fun and vibrant.

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Colby Washburn, ASID | Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler Photography

The design of this new construction home incorporated a multitude of stain and paint finishes, as well as combinations of textures, patterns, and colors to create an environment that would appear acquired and approachable. Intricate detailing in every space was incorporated to achieve a high-end custom home style.

Omaha Magazine also wishes to congratulate the following ASID winners:

Silver:

Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID | Artistico

Lisa McCoid, ASID | Julie Odermatt, ASID | Rachel Costello, Allied ASID | Alexis Trout, Allied ASID | D3 Interiors

Marilyn S. Hansen, FASID | The Designers

Marian Holden, ASID | Designer’s Touch, Inc.

Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID | Michele Hybner, Allied ASID | Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.

Sallie Elliott, Allied ASID | Inspired Interiors

Deb Munro, ASID | Pam Stanek, ASID | Liz Lempka, Allied ASID | The Interior Design Firm

Joan Sorensen Ronan, ASID | Jerome Bergmeier, Allied ASID | Diane Gernstein, Allied ASID | Kristine Patton, Allied ASID | Interiors Joan and Associates

Bronze:

Marian Holden, ASID | Designer’s Touch, Inc.

Visit asid-neia.org to learn more.

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NE/IA Chapter of ASID Project Awards 2013

November 2, 2013 by

Environments, spaces, rooms…It doesn’t matter how you refer to them, interior designers are an integral part of the very best examples. Professional designers conceptualize, coordinate, and execute their visions to create projects that are stunning, exciting, and functional. The NE/IA Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) recently submitted design projects to be judged by the ASID Florida South Chapter. These amazing projects are a sampling of the award-winning work produced in the past year by designers of the NE/IA Chapter of ASID.

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Lori M Krejci, AIA, Allied ASID
Avant Architects
3337 N. 107th St., Omaha
402-981-4055

Family, friends, and food are at the core of this progressive home of a young family that enjoys modern art and entertaining.

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Photo by Joseph Vavak

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Lori M Krejci, AIA, Allied ASID
Avant Architects
3337 N. 107th St., Omaha
402-981-4055

Mid-Century Modern provided inspiration. Ample built-in storage  allows the owners to easily maintain a clean and uncluttered home.

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Photo by Lisa Louise Photography

Residential under 2,500 sg. ft.
Marian Holden, ASID
Erin Svoboda, ASID
Designer’s Touch
2085 N. 120th St., Omaha
402-932-5040

The goal of this project was to turn this unfinished basement into a space for entertaining, fitness and children’s activities.  The color palette remained neutral and sophisticated with rich shades of gray accompanied by cream trim, dark alder doors, and a variety of textures. All of the client’s wish list was achieved in this project, and they were elated with the outcome.

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Photo by Jeffrey Bebee

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Michele Hybner, Allied ASID
Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
3918 N. 138th St., Omaha
402-502-7309

Falcone Homes
402-861-0180

Spaces of this home evoke a comfortable and approachable feeling while still looking stylish, sophisticated, and classically modern.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential over 4,000 sq. ft.
Nancy Pesavento, ASID
Lisa Cooper, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
13130 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha
402-330-0685

Love of French architecture and a sophisticated European look is the core inspiration of this home, reflecting the clients’ appreciation for the balance of refined elements with accents of a rustic nature.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential Singular Space
Diane Luxford, ASID
D-Lux Interiors
402-496-3233

This outdoor area becomes very cozy and semiprivate with the ability to close off the space with outdoor draperies and motorized screen shades. All furniture and fabrics are rated for outdoor use. Heaters tucked under the eaves and a gas fireplace warm the space on cool fall nights.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential under 2,500 sq. ft.
Lisa B. McCoid, AIA, ASID
D3 Interiors
3918 N. 138th St,. Omaha
402-502-7309

The objective of this project was to create a functioning man-cave for watching football games and entertaining.  A glass transom creates a light and airy feeling in two spaces. No man-cave would be complete without a bar, so cabinetry was added to match the TV projection canopy.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residence over 4,000 sq. ft.
Beth Settles, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
13130 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha
402-330-0685

The design concept for this project stemmed from the 
client’s desire to transform their home with traditional elements into a more modern 
transitional design.

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Photo by Long-Shots Video Creations

Residential Singular Space
Victoria Pierce, ASID
Paul Daniels Interiors
4333 S 70th St., Lincoln
402-474-5015

Aesthetically pleasing in a timeless and sophisticated style. Sufficient storage and display from custom- designed furniture of clean lines and smooth surfaces, a combination of color, textures, and patterns provide a rich and elegant feeling to a room that is now functional 
and beautiful.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential Singular Space
Julie Odermatt, ASID
Kayla McClure, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
3918 N. 138th St,. Omaha
402-502-7309

Designed to make the ranch home appealing to all ages. The juxtaposition of the creamy white and rich chocolate cabinetry inspired the use of neutral warm colors with pops of bright white.  The layout of the space creates a room that could be used for entertaining and also day-to-day living.

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Photo by Tom Kessler

Residential under 4,000 sq. ft.
Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID
Artistico
402-650-6526

Contemporary spaces that are warm and inviting. Custom-made items were used to achieve a unique style.