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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 heats the basement as well. The sofa, a hand-me-down from her parents, was recovered and layered with pillows.

Learn more Budget Basement Decorating Tips, watch an Online TV tour of this basement, plus see more Barbara Purdy Designs.


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