|photos by Lindsay Stephenson | text by Jordana Garbati |
We all have areas in our homes that are multi-purpose. Designing them so that they work efficiently without coming across as hodge-podge can certainly be challenging. When artist Lindsay Stephenson's work and family needs changed, she redesigned her basement to be more functional and organized, while keeping with her design aesthetic. Although the major reno was completed several years ago, the type and arrangement of furniture was no longer useful.
|Lindsay created distinct areas in this small space to increase its usability. There's a dedicated space for her to paint and process orders from her shop,The Penny Paper Co. The art on the far wall is from her own collection, while inspiration photos are posted with colourful washi tape elsewhere in the room. She installed durable finishes throughout the room. The desktop is made of Silestone (typically used for kitchen and bathroom countertops), which reflects the light and provides a smooth surface. |
Lindsay's office is sectioned off from the living room area with the clever use of two dividers: a bookcase and a vintage hutch. The bookcase acts as a false wall, and the hutch corrals toys and games. Lindsay carefully chose appropriately-sized pieces of furniture that would serve multiple purposes. The couch, for example, has a pull-out queen-size bed for overnight guests.
Learn about all the decisions that went into this basement makeover at Lindsay Stephenson. See more of Lindsay's art at The Penny Paper Co.