Before: Basement BlahsAt the Perrin family household, lovable siblings Brett, 12, and Brooke, 11, are in their tween years and need a cool place to hang out with friends. Brett is a sports nut with basketball, baseball and tennis trophies. Brooke is an outgoing, artistic gal with lots of friends. She's always dancing and singing, and making up songs on her keyboard. Mom and dad have designated a special room in the basement just for them. Designer Rachel James creates a hip, personalized hangout for these tweens.
After: Hip Basement BluesPlenty of seating for friends and a funky table with benches anchors the space. Pop art of the kids á la Andy Warhol and beaded curtains complete the makeover.
Behr Paints - The Home Depot
Before: Empty Space
After: Organized SpaceNew upholstery on the chairs and floor pillows provide stylish extra seating.
white cubicals dhelves with nine cubbies - Target
fabric for benches, runner for existing chairs (Blue Black Finlandia circles) - Contemporary Cloth
After: Circular SeatingAll three coordinating fabrics (on benches, pillows, chairs and rug) offer a much-needed color punch in the room.
half moon storage bench - Home Decorators
fabric for benches (Blues Finlandia stripes, Blue Black Finlandia circles) - Contemporary Cloth
fabric for rug - Wal-Mart
Docksta dining table - Ikea
After: Funky PillowsThrow cushions are an inexpensive, portable way to get extra seating in a kid's room.
pillows, Lucky Girl #8 - Lava/Blue - Home Goods
After: Trophy DisplayResources
Java wall blox set of 2 - Target
After: Unique Pop ArtResources
Warhol-style kid portraits 42x52 inch canvas 4 panel, one face - allPopArt.com
After: Disco PartyResources
disco ball - Spencer Gifts
After: Beautiful BeadsThe curtains provide enough division without closing in either room.
surf girl surfboard door beads - Target