This is a rare view of our basement. I hardly ever show this space because we have yet to touch it, but the lowest level in our home has SO much potential. I love that it has decent sized windows and doesn’t feel like a dark, dreary space like basements typically do. Emmett and I actually spend a lot of time down here… lounging, puzzling, watching our favorite TV shows, and generally just taking it easy. The space even has a kitchen! Someday- when we’re ready to tackle the basement renovation, it’s going to be FUN… but in the meantime, I figured I’d snap a shot of how our sofa currently looks (if you’re new around here- this was our previous living / family room). I added some new throw pillows and they’ve inspired this month’s moodboard. Click through to see what I’m loving this March.
As soon as one of my favorite textile companies announced a new partnership, I watched like a hawk for the collection to make the debut. Scalamandre teamed up with The Inside to launch affordable furniture and decor using their iconic prints. Lately I’ve really been feeling the desert / safari / animal print vibe… perhaps I’m in a wild mood. I’m specifically liking the lighter & brighter variations as opposed to the traditional orange hued animal prints we’re used to seeing. These khaki, off-white tones feel a bit more “tame” (for an animal print) and are easy to pair with any aesthetic… plus, they’re great for spring since they don’t feel as heavy!
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01: cream leopard pillow pair // 02: iconic leopard wallpaper // 03: animal print accent chair // 04: skirted storage ottoman // 05: zebra print woven rug // 06: silver leopard rug // 07: animal print rug // 08: zebra print pillow // 09: zebra print chair // 10: leopard print jewelry box // 11: snow leopard faux throw
If animal print still seems a little scary to you, sprinkle it throughout your home with an accessory here or there! Otherwise, if you’re brave and can fully commit- look how amazing an entire wallpapered room turned out below…
Is that not the sweetest little girl’s room? I feel like the wallpaper is sophisticated enough for any setting- but it really helps this space feel balanced and not quite as juvenile. I’m trying to think of more ways to add it to my own house! Perhaps a rug or stair runner?
I do think it’s incredibly fun! I also vowed to go bold in this house… that doesn’t have to only manifest in the form of color- I think pattern is equally as fierce. Would you also embrace your wild safari side in an interior setting? What do you think of my new pillows in the basement? I think they’re so fun!