Today, I’m sharing the last room that’s in the basement – the guest room.
Now, there is a little guest room upstairs that is my sewing room, but I set the French daybed up there, so we could accommodate another person, if need be.
The guest room in the basement is off of the “eggplant” wall of the family room. It’s that doorway to the right of the picture below…
It’s another reason we loved this house. We can stick our in-laws in the basement when they visit and hide out in our room until they leave. Just kidding. We have great in laws and my in laws let us live in their basement for two years (while Jeff finished his bachelors degree).
All in law jokes aside, it is nice for guests to have a space that feels private and this one is private.
It’s also a nice space. Even though it’s in the basement and that window is under the deck, it gets nice light and doesn’t feel like a basement bedroom with those high ceilings. This is a room with tons of potential!
Don’t mind the hole in the ceiling. That’s a result of installing a gas line to the kitchen and 220 electric to my studio. I told them they could make as many holes as they needed to make that happen. We will, obviously, patch it up, but we haven’t gotten to it, yet.
It’s pretty bare bones at this point, but it has a great bed and bedding! (The bed is the Vienna from Restoration Hardware and the quilts are from Pine Cone Hill.) I’ll be painting the walls, adding curtains, a chandelier, lamps, and things on the wall, and I’m on the hunt for a dresser or wardrobe for guests to use.
It’s been a bit of a dumping ground, but that will change when I’m finished with other spaces and can turn my attention to this one.
The guest room even has a little room off of it. It could be an office or sitting room or something like that, but we’re using it as a storage room. We really needed some climate-controlled storage more than an office or sitting room that would only be used on occasion. I will probably cinch some fabric over the windows or something, though, so it looks nice when they are closed. And some serious organizing still needs to happen in there!
As far as a decorating direction for the guest room, I’m not sure! It’s basically a blank slate. I have been spending my decorative-thinking-time on other spaces, so I haven’t given this room much thought.
It’ll probably start with a fabric I love and will go from there…