I've been helping my brother decorate his house for a few years now, and 2014 was all about creating a chic (and only slightly geeky) entertaining space in the basement.
Like most guys, he loves TV, movies and gaming. So his must-haves included: a giant flat-screen TV, some serious theater seating, and a shuffleboard table to fill his long narrow basement. Check. Check. And check. After he purchased those items, I was given freedom to decorate around them.
I've said it before, but my brother is the perfect interior design client. He enjoys fun, interesting, and slighty-quirky décor. I don't think he's ever said "NO" to any of my wacky ideas. (And I only had to veto two or three of his video game-themed suggestions.)
Here are a few photos of how the basement has come together so far. I especially love the posters and knick-knacks that really bring out his personal interests.
|The basement is long and narrow. Perfect for a 14-foot shuffleboard table.|
|Massive, comfortable, theater seating - with Mario Brothers pillows, of course.|
|Eric built this custom "Shuffle" sign to hang over the shuffleboard table.|
|I love this awesome, white credenza and the movie & TV series posters on the wall.|
|Kurt's always wanted a dog, so I got him this decorative bulldog at Target.|
|Quotes and accessories from his favorite movies - Caddyshack & Christmas Vacation.|
|Modern poster designs of some of his favorite TV shows and movies.|
|Illustrated posters of the Super Mario Brothers series by Christopher Lee.|
|He ordered these cool floating acrylic frames from Wexel Art Displays.|
|Some funky, multi-perspective, fractal mirrors from CB2.com|
|I found these little silver men (holding the movie quotes) on Amazon.|
|Eric made the "Shuffle" sign out of a sheet of MDF board and painted it white.|
|The nieces and nephews love playing at Uncle Kurt's house.|
|A few, colorful, modern accessories on the white, glossy credenza.|
|Hanging glass orbs he got from CB2.com|
|Some modern Nintendo controller posters on the wall and a bar table with chairs.|
|The perfect, comfy theater seats to sit, relax and stay a while.|