The basement is full of warm textures; the stone around the wine wall is a veneer of elongated slate tiles. The flooring is cork (appropriate for a wine-inspired renovation). “The cork is so great for a basement because it’s cushioned and it self-heals if, say, a stiletto punctures it,” the designer says.
The textured wall is made up of sheets of rotored MDF panels. They come in unfinished 4-foot by 8-foot sheets.
MDF sheets: Richelieu Hardware (to the trade); desk: Style in Form; ottoman fabric: Kravet
Frosted glass windows lead to a playroom. “This gives the effect of windows to the outside,” Pizzale describes. (There are a few windows and proper egress down here — one is reflected in the mirror in the previous photo.)
Coffee tables: Style in Form; chair fabric: Robert Allen; sofa fabric: Duralee, rug: Hellenic Rugs
A wet bar includes a sink and wine cooler. Grass cloth adds more warm texture, while the Cambria quartz’s chiseled edge brings in another rustic touch.
Chair fabric: Kravet
While Pizzale emphasizes the rustic touches in her descriptions, the way she’s balanced color, finishes, materials and textures has resulted in a comfortable, refined space. The basement hits the right note whether the owners are entertaining wine connoisseurs on Friday nights, hosting a birthday party for a first grader on a Saturday or having family movie night on a Sunday.
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