By Jordana Garbati

Published on June 21, 2015

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We all have areas in our homes that are multi-purpose. Designing them so that they work efficiently without them looking too much of a hodge-podge can certainly be challenging. When artist Lindsay Stephenson's work and family needs changed, she redesigned her basement so that it would be more functional, organized, but remain in keeping with her design aesthetic. Although the major reno was completed several years ago, the type and arrangement of furniture was no longer useful.

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Lindsay created distinct areas in this small space to increase its usability. There's a dedicated space for her to paint and process orders from her shop,The Penny Paper Co. The art on the far wall is from her own collection, while inspiration photos are posted with colourful washi tape elsewhere in the room. She installed durable finishes throughout the room. The desktop is made of Silestone (typically used for kitchen and bathroom countertops), which reflects the light and provides a smooth surface.

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Learn about all the decisions that went into this basement makeover at Lindsay Stephenson. See more of Lindsay's art at The Penny Paper Co.