Here at FBC, we live for collaboration —not just between client and designer but collaboration with other creatives in the area. For this unique basement design project, FBC Remodel’s Minneapolis office (we’re also located in Denver, CO and Naperville, IL!) had the pleasure of working with Rosenthal Interiors, a modern furniture showroom offering interior design services. The result was a unique, contemporary basement unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Fun Fact: This project won a 2019 NARI CotY Gold Award! One of the judges for this award had this to say about our project:
“LOVE LOVE LOVE this project. Super creative, and what an incredible way of bringing all [of] the different materials together. The radius ceiling details are absolutely incredible. This is an award-winning basement finish — one hundred percent”
An Unfinished Basement Gets a Funky, Contemporary Makeover
These Inver Grove Heights, MN, homeowners already had a beautiful, unique home! In fact, their space was featured at a Luxury Home Tour back in 2015. Our team remembered touring the home back then, and our designer, Amber, instantly recognized the space when she arrived for the family’s design consultation.
These homeowners have a funky, contemporary design style, favoring pops of color and texture. They love featuring unique finishes and drywall details in other areas of their home and wanted to bring that energy into the unfinished basement as well. The goal was to expand their entertainment areas in the summer months, and keep the party going throughout the winter!
Our designer, Amber, loved the creative challenge of this project. Here’s what she had to say about the fit and function of their new basement:
“This unfinished basement needed to transform into a fun and unique gathering space for large-group get-togethers. From pool parties in the summer to warm cozy movie nights in the winter, this basement was going to provide a much-needed space for all seasons!”
Collaborating with Rosenthal Interiors
Rosenthal Interiors was enlisted by the homeowners previously in some of their upstairs work, and loved the result. This time, they added FBC to the mix to collaborate and pull together the final look!
Rosenthal Interiors is a Minnesota-based furniture showroom offering interior design services in the Twin Cities. Rosenthal, a family company, first opened its doors in 1895, and specializes in high-quality, luxury furnishings and interior design for any part of the home.
“Rosenthal was a big part of putting it all together,” said Amber.
The FBC team fully welcomed the collaboration, and Rosenthal was there to support every step of the way.
“Deanna [from Rosenthal] joined us during our selections meeting and brought materials to match her vision for wallpaper, murals, and furniture. This helped give our team direction in picking out selections, as we wanted everything to flow nicely together.”
“We don’t specialize in furniture, wall murals, or textures, so it was great working with Deanna to have her include these unique features. It really enhanced the design and architecture for the space”.
An Eclectic Space Made to Entertain
The finished product was stunning, to say the least.
The overall layout flows from one area to the next with sweeping architectural curves. Pops of color and texture bring excitement and bold enhancements to the layers of architecture.
From the two-sided island seating to the game table and convenient snack ledge — the gathering areas ensure no one is left without a seat. The layout not only provides additional seating for more people to enjoy the “the big game” or an episode of Bachelor in Paradise, it provides visual separation from the living room.
Interior Design & Remodeling in Minneapolis with FBC & Rosenthal
Designing a new space for your home can be one of the most exciting, creatively challenging projects you’ll ever do! If you have a specific vision for your space from start to finish, we’d recommend hiring both a design-build firm and interior decorating partners. Using companies like FBC Remodel and Rosenthal Interiors will give you a seamless, complete, and polished finish that’s ready to entertain right away.
FBC is a design-build firm specializing in basement, kitchen, bathroom, and whole home remodeling. With a proven design-construction process and 23 years in the business, we make remodeling easy, fun, and low-stress. We create every design from scratch, customizing your space to fit your style and design goals. From our collaborative design process to our streamlined construction schedules, all you have to do is sit back and get ready to enjoy your new space.
If you’re ready to book a design consultation with FBC Remodel, or you just have questions about your project, contact our Design Coordinator to learn more!
Looking for beautiful, high-quality modern furniture for your home or interior design services? You can contact Rosenthal Interiors here to learn more about what they can do to upgrade your space. We’re sure you’ll love them as much as we do.