Today’s Post is the big finale of the Showhouse Tour. It sure made the week go by fast putting together all four parts of this series. I have really enjoyed touring this house again through pictures. I hope you have enjoyed coming along with me.
Part 4 of the Showhouse Tour takes place in the
basement terrace level. People in the south refer to their basements as “the terrace level”. Be sure to say “terrace level” with your nose plugged so you will get the full effect. C’mon y’all – we all know it’s the basement, but if it makes it sound more impressive to say terrace then go right ahead. Let’s compromise and go with “the lower level”.
This is what you see when you come down the steps to the lower level. Again there is a lot of pickled wood used – check out the columns.
On the right wall are barn doors that lead to an office on one side and a game room on the other. The barn doors are also done in the bleached/pickled wood. I absolutely LOVE barn doors. I wish there was somewhere in my house that I had the wall space to incorporate a set or even a single barn door. It is not to be in the house I am in now … but I still adore them!
This is a good look at the entire wall of barn doors.
This is a cozy little lower level study. I like the masculinity of the carpet and the colors used are very calming. I am not sure if I could work down here full time. With no windows and the dark colors, it feels a bit cave like. I certainly would have to keep the barn door open.
This would be a great game room for boys. They like it dark and cave-like so not having windows would probably not bother them much. In fact, it would be good that the light from a window wouldn’t reflect on their gaming screens. The room is definitely private – especially with the barn door closed.
Can you believe the size of this couch??? I have never seen a couch this large … it also had a very large price tag of over $6,500. But, if money were no object, wouldn’t this be the best place to hang out and watch sports or movies. As big and pretty as it was, it was always super comfortable. It was all down stuffed pillows … aaaahhhhh!
Here is a good look at this monster. Makes me want to take a running leap and plop myself down right in the middle!
This is one bad a** table!! Pickled wood legs with interest, a weathered copper top and tacks around the outside – Perfection!
I have never seen these type of arms on a chair before. I love that it almost looks like it has a double rolled arm. I can see myself in this chair leaning my head against the top roll, drink on the garden stool next to me and a book in my lap. Really really like this chair a lot!
Like I always say … it is in the details. These frames are so rustic cottage. Can you see the burlap behind the picture? Right up my alley. I think I can make these with some bead board from Home Depot. I am putting this on my “Things to Try” list.
Behind the movie room and game rooms is a girl’s teen suite. This is the sitting area off of the bedroom. I love the idea of this area – not super crazy about the bean bag furniture. I would have liked to have seen this area a little more “sophisticated”. Even some funky, but cheap, furniture from IKEA would work better. This is only my opinion of course.
This is the teen bedroom suite. It is very private – which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your teen! The pink rug really helped to break up the masculinity of the carpet. The furniture and bedding are also feminine as well as the window treatments. I think they went a bit too far with the plastic flowers over the bed. They look like an afterthought. The room could have benefited from an amazing piece of colorful artwork.
Great dresser and even better chair! The chair is so classic with great lines.
LOVE the headboard! Burlap with furniture tacks and a distressed french white surround – yummy! I like the headboard all by itself, but the added interest of the frame is a cute idea.
Teen bathroom. This bathroom was pretty small, but the daughter who will have this room only lives here part time so I think it will work just fine. It will also make a good guest bath if they want to use it that way in the future. Great distressing on the vanity.
I like the mirror and the flowers – has a little bit of an Asian-style feel.
I had to take a picture of the color of the walls with the dark trim. In the past, the way I painted my house was: dark wall color – one color up (lighter) on the paint strip is the trim and then one more color up for the ceiling. Those rules have changed my friends. Trim is going darker and I think it is stunning. I even like it when just the doors are painted dark. I hope to show more of this trend in some future posts.
This is the bar on the lower level of this house. No, I did not take a lunch break and hit the bar at an amazing restaurant – this is a HOUSE bar. Wow! It feels like a bar at a high-end hotel or restaurant. Gorgeous, warm walnut countertop with the pickled paneled front. The mirrors and the industrial stools just bring the whole thing together. A little decorating tip is using lamps in unexpected places. The lamp on this bar top looks so spectacular and inviting!
The glass shelves and the TV behind the bar complete the look of a high end bar. Did anyone else think to themselves … isn’t this bar right outside the teen suite? Yep it is. I have great kids and I trust them and love them – but I was a teen once and I am not naive. I am not sure if this house was completely thought out. There is also a door to the outside off the teen lounge area. Hmmm….
This piece sits next to the bar. It’s a great furniture piece and would look really cool with cocktail plates stacked up and vintage barware. Another idea would be stacking up vintage board games or record albums. I think that would put some color on the shelves and make it look family friendly. What do you think you would put on these shelves?
Stunning mirror over a console in the pool table area. This mirror is huge … and has the neatest details. It is hard to see the details in this picture – I think it is an old window. Don’t those bar stools look like something that would be on a boat in 1972? They are kinda cool.
Okay … this was my favorite part of the entire lower level. The large television screen was on the wall, behind these amazing barn doors. How awesome would it be to pull these doors closed over the TV and make an instant accent wall! I don’t know how often you would close them since this room is centered around the television but when you did (say for ladies book club) it would be incredible!
Speaking of accent walls … this is the powder bath by the bar. This makes my heart pitter-patter. I love the slate/tile wall with the rustic iron and wood vanity. Then they pulled out the blue in the slate with that mirror and it is magic!
Stunning blue mirror that has a contrasting copper mixed in with the blue. I love the pendant lights as well. Perfect with the vanity. Oh and look at the hot chick in the mirror … that’s my friend thinking she is hiding from the camera again. Ha!
Our tour of the house has come to an end. I hope you have enjoyed coming along for the ride. I don’t want to leave you just yet. Look what I found in the garage when I left out the back door.
SHOPPING!!! They really thought of everything for a ladies day out with friends. There was even a little cafe with tables and chairs set up. These products come from a great little shop in downtown Roswell, GA called The Chandlery. If you live in Georgia, you should really check out this shop as well as the entire downtown Roswell area. The shopping and restaurants make for a wonderful day!
This book is on my “must have” list. I have a “thing” for old barns and I live in Milton. This definitely belongs on my coffee table!
This is the perfect pic to end this post. Mommy’s “Sippy” Cup … funny!
See you tomorrow for Fabulous Friday Favorites! I think a lot of things in this house could make the top of my list for many Friday’s to come! Would love to hear your comments on what you thought of this years Showhouse! What did you like or dislike? Would you like to see more home tour series?
Hope your life is more Showhouse Heaven than havoc!