Architect Gloria Apostolou shares a small basement she designed with natural and industrial materials that utilizes square-footage to its maximum potential.

The homeowners wanted a space for large family get togethers, but that also housed a play area, music room and media room. To create this multifunctional space, Gloria added lots of seating, cleverly concealed storage and sliding doors to divide the floor plan. The walls are painted white to create an envelope of brightness, while dark furniture offers a cozy vibe. A fuchsia chair is an unexpected element that adds vibrancy. Utilities are tucked away in the narrow hallway and a sliding barn door, made of wood from the homeowners’ farm in Port Perry, hides the furnace while adding a personal touch.