Words by Andrea Darr | Photo by Julie Legg
heir four kids now grown, the owners of a French Country estate home turned their attention toward updating and expanding their rustic lower level for high-level entertainment.
The space included a theater and a bar, to which the homeowners wanted designer Amy Krause to add a kitchenette, fireplace, arcade/game room and folding glass doors to better access their pool and outdoor kitchen, as well as a bathroom to serve the needs of the pool.
One area of the basement had been left untouched—an elevated stage with a childhood mural painted on a curved wall. Amy had a lightbulb moment for the awkward space.
She leaned into that curve with a full swath of pebble tile and a rain shower head affixed to a beam clad in reclaimed wood. Flagstone used on the exterior of the house trails inside to the plumbing wall.
It’s an engaging mix of natural materials that looks like a moment of serenity amid the activity just outside the door.
“Guests are immediately swept away by the indoor-outdoor feel of the space,” Amy says.
Interior Designer: Amy Krause Design, @amykrausedesign
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