Spotlight: a basement living space

6 Sep

It doesn’t take much time or money to turn a finished basement into a cozy living space. Marin Rose and Mané Rebelo-Plaut created this vibrant, comfortable in just 2 days for under $500.

The neutral wall color allowed us to take the red couch and run with it. We purchased a loud, plush area rug from World Market for comfort and style. An inexpensive shelving unit displays books, photos and personal items. We moved the sofa pillows to the oversized chair and replaced them with accent pillows.

Some digging around in the basement storage area revealed several old posters, which we placed in inexpensive frames. Since color was our inspiration, we jazzed up the lamps with bright yellow shades.



One Response to “Spotlight: a basement living space”

  1. Mané September 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Reblogged this on My Life's Journey… and commented:
    Here is a great blog entry from my best friend and business partner, Marin Rose, who is the founder of Functional, Fashionable, located in Augusta, GA.
    So, if you live in the Augusta area, and you need help with organizing and decorating, contact Marin Rose at!
    If you live in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, contact me (Mane’) at!

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