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Small & Bright Basement Living Room

Leather, metals and soft, organic textiles mix beautifully.

Designer and homeowner Barbara Purdy converted a wood-burning fireplace to gas to create a cosy focal point in this room. "I couldn't see myself hauling logs down the stairs," she says. Radiant heating installed under the wood-look porcelain-tile floor adds even more warmth. The sofa, a hand-me-down from her parents, was recovered and layered with pillows.

Tour this basement on Online TV, plus find more inspiration in our photo galleries of Barbara Purdy Designs, Budget Basement Decorating Tips and Suzanne Dimma's Favourite Dreamy Retreats.

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