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Good Monday evening and how is your week going? Mine is off to a very busy start but trucking along…. today felt like spring and it was incredible to walk out with just a light jacket. Could it be? I am almost afraid to wish for it as with my luck, a new snow storm will be lurking! About 6 months ago I shared with you, our lower level or at least a part of it, click here if you missed part 1. Today I am sharing the rest (or most of it).

Our basement aka lower level is quite large. In fact I could happily live down there now that we are basically empty nesters (so sad). It came out really beautiful, it’s a more casual area but so comfortable. The tall ceilings (10 feet) do not at all make it feel like a basement and we have many windows so truly its almost feels like a main floor. So join me as I show you around…..



When you first get downstairs there is a “foyer/hallway” area where we put a beautiful French antique armoire that we have had for quite some time, didn’t know where else to put it so here it is for now at least….




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Then there is a pretty powder room (Thibaut paper) still waiting on new mirror but this is here as a temporary “fill in”-

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There is a small vestibule that separates the area above to the gym (to the left there is an unfinished room designated as a future wine room) This fixture below is way too dressy I know,? but we have it from our old house so just using it for now…..


Then the next room is a gym, thankfully my husband? and college aged son (when home) use it a lot. I wish I could say I do but I am getting there, after hurting my knee quite badly (partially torn ACL)? over a year ago, I am gun shy about doing hardcore exercise again but one of my big resolutions is to get back to exercising.

It’s a really fabulous room in the way that gyms go, beautiful carpeting that is soft on the feet, not one but two TV’s (husbands idea) professional gym equipment, every comfort one could want and mirrors on every wall to remind you why you need to be there in the first place lol….


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From the gym room there is a small vestibule with a cabinet (eventually for towels) and then there is a gym bath (not finished)-


This is the still unfinished gym bath, there is a toilet and the shower is done but we received a damaged vanity and still waiting for replacement, which is taking forever.? Do love the floor from Tilebar:)


Not much to see right now other than the pretty floor:)

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Moving along down the hallway……this is possibly our favorite room in the entire? house, my husabnd uses it every single night and I often join him (if I like what is “playing”). The screen is enormous and the sound is just like that of a theater…this sofa is the most comfortable sofa I have ever sat on (thank you Lee Industries) for making it.

Its a soft cozy chenille and is perfect for movie watching! The coffee table is actually two coffee tables pushed together from Ralph Lauren, its a more transitional look but super classic. We painted the walls a rick dark navy (Ralph Lauren)? which I love.

Only thing temporary here are these sconces, these are too nautical for the room but we had them from our old house so put them up for now, working on getting the replacements ordered. Still loving for movie inspired art as you can see, we have a few not yet hung and eventually add some other pillows.

The carpet is a rich navy with gold dots from Stanton. All the furniture pieces are from Ralph Lauren.

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This amazing sectional is from Lee Industries


The beautiful coffee table is actually two tables together and are from Ralph Lauren


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And then right next door is the wonderful entertaining space that was revealed on? part of part 1 here is a reminder

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Believe it or not there is more- another bedroom and bath, a huge “playroom” and a ping pong/billiard table room beyond these rooms that are finished but there is virtually nothing in them but a sectional and a ping pong table. Our visions of our kids playing there sadly are a bygone era and wishful thinking at this point…..but the space is there maybe for future grandchildren?

In the meantime we really enjoy this lower level especially the movie room, as it is so cozy, warm and inviting. So there you have it….the lower level completed (with the exception of odds and ends). Thank you for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful evening and great start to your week. Until next time…..

PS If you missed my Seven on Sunday click here

A new promotion started Tuesday afternoon, gorgeous new linens (place mats and napkins) click here to see…..



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anita rivera on

TINA! I have never seen this part of your home. UNBELIEVABLY beautiful! Enjoy it all my dear. It’s great!!! HA, you would laugh at our little gym in our dingy basement, but it works for us. This is glorious. Bravo for doing such a great job!

Enjoy your week, Anita

Ashley a on

Adore the Thibaut paper in the powder bath. Would you be willing to share the pattern?

Donna R on

Tina: just beautiful! I wouldn’t want to leave your gorgeous home! Thank you for sharing. Have u posted all bedrooms in your home? Would love to see your decorating!

Maritza on

It’s gorgeous Tina just like the rest of your magnificent home ?

Coty Farquhar on

Love it … and all that you do Tina!
xxx Coty

Crystal on

It’s a level of wealth I can not imagine. Beautiful and very tasteful.

Vickey on


I don’t think I’ve ever seen a home as gorgeous as yours. It is absolutely stunning. Best of luck getting everything finished.

Wishing you a fabulous week.

Vickey W.

Anonymous on

So fun to see! Thanks for sharing. It’s goooooorgeous!

Ellen L on

I am so happy I found your blog a few years ago. I enjoy the variety of topics you cover. Love love love all posts of your spectacular home, can’t wait to see what you do in Palmetto Bluff! Thanks for sharing!
Xo Ellen

Beth h on

Beautiful! Enjoy your wonderful home!

JoAnne Simon on

Absolutely lovely!

Mary on

Tina, your home is fantastic! Thank you for sharing it with us!
It’s inspiring to see how you fill your home with elegance, practicality and beauty. I love your energy and “can do” attitude!

Chris on

Would love to see pictures of former home sometime
Thank you .. I so look forward to your emails

Anonymous on

Beautiful. All I can say is it must be glorious to have your kind of money.

Piper B on

Come on, Tina!! Lol…You are so generous to share your private spaces with us. Every inch of your home is like a dream. You must feel like Lady Crawley every time you descend that staircase! Does it lead to your laundry room:) Congratulations! Have fun with the remaining spaces. Keep us posted!!

Victoria on

Thank you for letting us see these areas of your beautiful home. Love it all, your taste is exquisite 🙂

Celia Becker @ After Orange County on

My goodness Tina, you certainly could live down there. What an amazing space and I just love the staircase! Thanks for opening up you home to all of us.

Karen T. on

Absolutely beautiful!

sheree on

Absolutely gorgeous and definitely a lower level. I have a basement! Thank you for your generosity in sharing your home.

eileen on

I love it all, but the stairs are exceptional. My exercise area is the size of your small vestibule. I also love the tile In the gym shower. Beautiful, all!

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Mary Ann Frasher on

You have beautiful taste. I have yet to see any room in your home that doesn’t look lovely. Thank you so much for sharing. I always look forward to you sharing ideas and suggestions.

corinne on

Love it. I appreciate hearing of your sources/vendors and seeing your wonderful ideas. Thank you so much for sharing. As always, it is just beautiful and an inspiration.

Peggy Thal on

Absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous movie room with such a great sectional sofa. Really like the wall color- it is dark and rich, so perfect for the theatre . The wallpaper in the powder room is my favorite. Would you mind giving the name of the pattern again. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed seeing your new basement. You really could live there.

Taste of france on

I adore the cabochon tiles at the foot of the stairs. I wanted them in the big kitchen we’re redoing, but they aren’t authentic to the period and the historic preservation authorities said we couldn’t have them. Sigh. Luckily we found period terra-cotta tiles under the wretched linoleum.
The mosaic in your bath also is amazing. Timeless!
I have seen a number of antique mirrors that would be perfect for you, but they’re in France….

Marie in AZ on

Tina, just like everything else in your lovely home, your lower level is just gorgeous! Very beautifully and tastefully decorated (like the rest of the house), but not only that…so well planned and executed! Enjoy!

Design chic on

It is gorgeous, Tina. Just love the Thibaut wallpaper in the bathroom, and the sink…gorgeous!! Like you, I think I could happily live in your basement! Happy Tuesday ~

Linda on

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your enchanting home with us! I love how you’ve done everything! Looking forward to more! I have a question… I realize that some of the florals that you use are from your shop, but do you use a lot of “live” plants inside? I am so intrigued with your “blooming azaleas” that I saw recently…. Would love to see your office…. I want to see it all LOL! So beautiful!!!

Peggy EkEna on

I really enjoyed seeing your lower level with its elevated design elegance! Wish you had a show on HGTV; you could reach so many more people! I enjoy HGTV but none of their programs are elevated to your sense of design!

Iris on

What a beautiful home. Love the wallpaper in the bathroom. Your media room is stunning and the gym is the envy of many I’m sure. It would be a joy to work out in there. Love the wall colour in your media room and the comfy sofa. Great job. You definetely have great talent.

Robbin on

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. It did not disappoint. I’ve been in a lot of finished basements but none hold a candle to yours. Simply stunning. I agree with someone else who said they would never leave home if they lived there LOL! Enjoy every single second of it. Blessings from Missouri!

Rebecca Hively on

Just lovely ~ I wonder that you ever want to travel and leave home! I can think of no hotel that would offer such comfort!

Elizabeth@pineconesandacornsblog on

Tina, I love seeing another part of your beautiful home! I LOVE the Ralph Lauren paint in the movie room, can you share the color please?

Looking forward to seeing more of the ongoing project in the lower level. Have a great day, be safe in the storm.

Bonnie on

One word…”PERFECTION”.

Karena on

Tina! How stunning, I could certainly live on the lower level!
Adore the powder room!

Sculptor Joe Gitterman

Ashley H on

In love with the entertaining room & bar area – the first I’d ever seen that post! And those Ralph Lauren Coffee tables pushed together are FAB. Love seeing these photos!! xx Ashley

Ann Bryan on

Like many others I can’t imagine wanting to ever leave such a wonderful home. But am excited to see how you decorate your PB home. I’m sure it will have a southern and coastal feel. Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful home.

michele@hellolovelystudio on

oh it is so stunning and welcoming, tina. like a posh hotel in your very own abode. it would be very difficult to get me to travel! loving the bathroom floor and the cozy dark warmth of the media room. bravo to your designs and execution! peace.

Arell on

That was such an amazing tour of your “basement!” I love your movie room so much. It is so classy. The wall color is gorgeous and so is the rug and furniture. It took my breath away! And your bar turned out fantastic. It was such a treat to see everything. Thank you for opening up your home for us to take a peak. I would love to do something similar (on a much , much, smaller scale) to my own basement.

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