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White Dahlia Design x Umbra

White Dahlia Design x Umbra

Paige Schnarr |

This week on the blog, we're featuring White Dahlia Design - an Interior Design Company available to service North America, Germany and the UK. They've shared with us the process behind one of their latest projects - a special basement reno. Explore below, some of their tips & tricks, featuring some Umbra products - including our Hubba Arched Mirror, Bolo Planter, Perch Shelves & Matinee Gallery Frame Set.


Written By: White Dahlia Design

"Our clients for this project are very special, not only because they are the most wonderful people, but also because over the years, we have had the pleasure to design different parts of their house to help them build a forever home. With their style being eclectic boho, we had so many opportunities to have fun with colours, textures, and mixed patterns for each of the spaces we designed. 

To give you a quick background on the space, the basement is approximately 1,300 SF. It was an unfinished basement that was mainly used as storage and a gym. It also had a small kids' hockey rink that was put in by the previous owners. As their family grew they needed more usable space, but a dark and cluttered basement wasn't adding many functions to their home. Our task was to create a unique layout that fit our client's lifestyles and the growing needs of their family."



"We wanted to use rich colors but still keep the basement feeling light and airy. It's always great when we have clients that completely trust our design skills and therefore give us the go-ahead to be creative and have fun!"



"The green wall painted in Benjamin Moore Hunter Green works as the perfect backdrop for the unique and beautiful gallery wall that combines art, shelves, and plant items. Finishing touches are the key to making a space feel cozy and professionally designed."



"Often we get asked, where to get accessories that are unique and create that wow factor. One of our favourite accessories brands for styling is Umbra. Not only do we love Umbra because it is a Canadian brand, but also because they have a wide variety of unique and high-quality decor items at a very reasonable price. Umbra pieces for this area included the Bolo wall hanging planter, which we love because it can be hung from the ceiling or the wall. The gold wall Perch Shelves are perfect to place candles or accessories in your entryway or add a unique feature to a gallery wall."



The gold frame Matinee wall set is perfect for family photos and our favourite part is the ledge where you can add faux greenery to build more interest into a feature wall, and the Hubba Arched Mirror, the perfect for an accent piece in your room. 



Everyone in the family has their own space to retreat! for the kids, the perfect nook to play and imagine! this area allows the fitting of multiple toys, storage options, seating, and accessories for kids to enjoy. It also allows for room to change in the future as kids grow.



We love creating a sense of home and a space to create memories, and we are sure that this is a successful design that will last for years to come and that marks the perfect addition to the other rooms in the house that were also designed with the same purpose.