Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways
08/23 Design

Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways

Let’s just say we were feeling blue.

Andrea & Bobby’s new basement theater room in Dream Home Makeover Season 3, Episode 3, shows the power of a moody palette for creating contrast and ambiance. Inspired to feel unlike any other space we’ve done, the result was so snug and serene, we could have kicked our feet up and stayed a while longer! Here’s a closer look at how this theater room came together.

Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways
Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways

Source List from our Partners:

Countertops: Caesarstone, Paint: Clare Paint, Fireplace: Dreamcast Design, Frames: Framebridge, Baseboards / T&G: Metrie, Studio McGee Decor Items: Target, Window Treatments: The Shade Store, Floors: Hallmark Floors, Wallpaper: Kelly Ventura, Cabinets: Marwood Design, Labor for floor installation: Mountain West Interiors, Sliding Patio Door: Pella, Hardware: Rejuvenation, TV & Speakers: Roku, Lightings: Visual Comfort & Co.

Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways
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Dawson Ottoman
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Oak & Orange Blossom Candle
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Square Seagrass Basket

To start, we opened up the doorway to the theater as wide as we could, so the room feels welcoming despite its dusky tones. Getting rid of the existing closet gave us more square footage, taking the space from cramped to cozy.

Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways

Grayish and dark blue hues show up on each surface: the built-in entertainment center, molding, rug, drapes, and even the ceiling. This way, the big screen remains the star of the show!

“It feels counterintuitive to go dark in a basement, but if you have a small area that’s a little bit more isolated, it can create an intimate and cool vibe.”

– Shea McGee
Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways
Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways

Complementing these moody cool hues is a warm-toned, yet neutral, sofa. We couldn’t resist the velvet — a tactile and unique material that invites you to sit down and melt right in.

Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways
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Meryl Pillow Cover
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Burke Linen Throw
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Petrified Wood Bookends
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Industrial Brass Frame
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John Derian Picture Book

The wispy wallpaper ties it all together, balancing playfulness, modernity, and a bit of edge. A bold choice, but one that makes the room that much more magnetic.

Creating a Moody Space in Unexpected Ways

Stay tuned each week for more up-close looks at the design process from this season of Dream Home Makeover!

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