A Dark Entertainment Room

Remember how I mentioned last week  I came up with a design for the basement that would fulfill both Daren and I’s wishes? A compromise, if you will, of dark and light. Today I will be unveiling the riskiest room. If you’re in a rush, you can see a quick run down here. The main theme in the basement is contrast. We have done this before. The majority of our home has a balance of white and dark. However, our upstairs overwhelming favors the bright. This time we’re flipping it. We plan to paint an entire room dark gray…including the ceiling! Is this a design risk? Probably, but here is how I think we can make it work. The above… Read More

Basements Matter

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you may be aware that we are working on designing and finishing our basement. We are beyond excited about this project and have been pinning like crazy in anticipation for months. Shameless plug… follow us on Pinterest here. We have big plans for this space, as in it will be chalk-full of decorative details and we intend for it to serve a wide variety of purposes. Pretty much, I plan to do everything other than sleep down there in the long, cold winter months. It may even end up being the nicest floor in our house, which my father thinks is crazy. And maybe you do too. Here’s the thing, my view… Read More

Our Not So Fixer Upper

First things first, thank you for checking out our blog, Pretty Domesticated! To say we appreciate your support would be a major understatement. We would like to welcome you to our virtual home, where we will be documenting our house wins and, just as importantly, our house struggles, along with some other (hopefully fun and useful) lifestyle and home related material. While this is our creative baby and a fun use of our time regardless of the outcome, our goal is to have this site become a valuable resource for all things domestic. Our home renovations are a going to be little different from the ones typically featured on blogs. Let’s be clear, we in no way consider our house a fixer… Read More