Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Random (p)Inspiration: Basement Redux

My hubby has been working on walling in a bedroom in our basement, and once he does that, the other side will become our home office (right now, our office is in the dining room upstairs). I am deep in the throes of a pinterest orgy, trying to come up with ideas for both bedroom and office. My problem is that I cannot settle on one style. I LOVE an industrial chic vibe - i.e. something very rustic/retro/vintage combined with very modern, but the problem is my husband. He cannot stand antiques. Crazy, I know. Which means, a) I have to convince him, or (b) just do it and hope he likes it. But then I also love a boho updated 1970s comfy womfy vibe too. Can all of this be combined into one crazy design stew to create a living space that we can...well...LIVE in?

Come along and enjoy the mishmash that I've been pinning.

Source: blanaid.com via Shannan on Pinterest

YES to giant architectural letters. I even love the L.A. above, in honor of one of my favorite places.

Both of the above are kind of creepy, but I love the old school science classroom vibe. I also dig on an old classroom pull-down map, which would be an EXCELLENT idea for a window covering, a la THIS:

You dig? But, but, BUUUUUTTTT....I also see black and white striped curtains too. We have a LOT of windows to cover in our basement:

...and I WILL have this too, either in needlepoint or on a pillow. OH YES I WILL:

and this pillow:

Perhaps an excellent mid-century chair:

and a chalkboard wall:

and a cool accent wall like this:

or this:

or this:

and do not, under any circumstances, forget the sliding door into the office:

Source: indulgy.com via Shannan on Pinterest

More cool spaces.

Source: flickr.com via Shannan on Pinterest

Source: westelm.com via Shannan on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Shannan on Pinterest

Love the 1970s Rec-Room style of this...

Retro hanging lights and pop of yellow? Yes please.

MORE '70s style fabulousness. I mean. LOOK at that light fixture, and don't even get me started on the rugs and pillows.
See? I TODE you I'm completely schizo about what I want. I think that's quite enough for now. Have a good Tuesday, yo.



Sarah Summerlin said...

Nice round-up. I just painted a chalkboard wall in our basement and it is a winner. Do it!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Seriously I loved all of it. I don't know how you're going to choose what to go with. Now I need to follow you on Pinterest


Paula said...

So many decisions and some fantastic selections! Can't wait to see what you do. Love the Eames chair - believe it or not, it's not that difficult to reupholster in whatever fabric you want!

Zahra Sandberg said...

Ok my brain hurts from all of this design inspiration BUT - two things- 1) i am surprised your hubs doesnt like the industrial vibe! 2) I think the 70s fabulousness like in the last few pics will be universally appealing, not to mention easy for when there are kids around. That's the way I'd go!

Good luck synthesizing all of the pinterest-ing ideas!