Happy Monday everyone!
Here’s hoping that your Mother’s Day was relaxing and not too stressful.
My weekend was spent preparing for our vacation. That included taking care of myself, step one; hair and nails.
The days I go the nail salon and hairdresser’s, I affectionately call them my “beautification days”. Saturday was the nail salon and today is the hairdresser’s turn. I am due for a haircut. I do not want to have to spend my entire vacation fuzzing with my hair, I cannot wait to see the results.
The salon design reminds me of a basement, speaking of which, lets talk basement design.
Beautification of Basements
We had dinner with friends on Saturday night and I was asked to offer ideas on re-decorating their basement after we get return from vacation. I’m thrilled they asked me. They have a cottage that I’ve loved from the moment I saw it. They have a lively 2 year old son and an equally lively dog. These are two things they will definitely have to take into consideration when deciding on the decor. It has to be child friendly with an area to keep him entertained as he grows.
For the dog, a nice chair for him to relax in.
With these two goals in mind, I have been in research mode since yesterday. I thought I’d share some of the basement renovations that caught my eye.
I thought this “growing board” design might be the perfect solution for an active toddler. He can pin up his drawings and use part of the board to keep track of his height measurements. It can act as his own little pre-school; a place to learn, grow and feel safe while doing so. I can see so many uses for this type of wall in a basement. He’ll is sure to be entertained for a long period of time.
This is a great idea; a themed kids basement area. He would enjoy sitting in his own chair as he reads a storybook or watching his cartoon shows. A leaf chair! You’ve got to love it!
Wow! This is cool! With a toddler, you have toys, and with toys-you need storage. Why not make it colorful and boxy? I like this idea. There are no doors for him to slam shut every few seconds. Instead of going all the way to the ceiling, I would adjust it based on the child’s height and add to it as he grows. The reason is simple; if the child wanted something on the top shelf, he/she may climb to get it and that is not that safe. However, for the design concept -it’s awesome.
A wall mural of trains and cartoon animals…what little boy wouldn’t love that?
He’s exhausted himself and you from all that playtime and it’s time for his much needed nap. Why not make make his nap time an adventure and creative? Every little boy likes cowboys and Indians, so why not make his “bed” a tent? You can leave the flap open for him to see you and maybe the dog will lie next to him too to make him feel safe and secure.
For the parents
A color scheme in a warm neutral color….very soothing
Speaking of relaxing how about a relaxing with a bottle of wine in your very own wine basement…like this one