Interior Design – Decorating weird spaces.. an Underground Bomb Shelter



I'm Rebecca Robson interior designer businesswoman and mother join me as I take you through my projects my life and what keeps me driven to design we're back at our remote desert bunker hello project Airstream we've contracted John from seventh and seven and his team to travel out for a site visit as well he is an exceptional furniture maker and is easy to work with we are sacrificing this whole triangle here just to utilize this exactly he just gets it here we go into the Airstream well it's not really an Airstream but it looks like one so that's what we're calling this is where I feel like we can really utilize the space because right now this is this is all going to be in that other era tomorrow we're gonna get a measurable amount of space back in the living quarters by bringing those supplies out to the secondary landing it's gonna make it feel a lot less claustrophobic okay let me get authorities who would give if a person could really how do you should we just go up there no you touched me and you are dead so you have to be alert there are some funky things happening in the bedroom area believe it or not this is actually supposed to be a lumbar support ever heard of a pillow guys we're gonna get rid of those and other space wasters and really maximize what's available for our clients easier than to sit on the boys right there just fart oh that's nice yeah haha you don't you don't use toilet paper wearing a bumper folks you use one of these so keep it on you at all times you want to mix it up with someone else isn't this interesting yeah that's good anytime you do a project that's out of town it's a little bit challenging because the communication although with the Internet is amazing still kind of hard so what my client Cindy from Desert Rose has done is she has flown into town we're gonna need tile in the bathrooms on the countertops we're gonna need back splashes we're gonna need tiles Laurie we've got a pool a pool house we have a lobby we have a hallway and guest rooms hello we need a lot of stuff and we need it quick and why all the big hurry because mister client he's already putting up the walls if we found some stone and wanted it from you guys you can ship to bluff can't you absolutely clark's we've delivered to Montana before my brother drove deer ah road trip Amazon stone has great selections of slabs and tiles we found some tiles it look like reclaimed wood and in fact the tile they are digitally printed so no two tiles look alike great times were living in I was just showing you what we wanted there and the wood flooring and he goes kind of show you a shower we just did it has that recycled wood feel and we were just talking about that because I was trying to get her to do a reclaimed wood wall in each one of the rooms and she said it would oh my gosh that is lovely but that's not reclaimed wood no no it's tile oh good because I'm like you can't do that in the shower yeah alright so let's take these with us yes and we got our guy wait time to shop for stones now I'm about talking diamonds I'm talking rock I have never really felt bound or obligated to match materials like most people are but let me just take a picture that piece exact color match and patterns and so on is sometimes a good way to go but when I am looking to pair my materials I'm looking for inspiration are we willing to go black Jerry no more we get commercial granite lights I don't know was it look like I don't think I've ever seen commercials no we're not willing to do that harmony is always invited to the party oh that already happened but inspiration it gets the biggest slice of the pie gosh I like it is that weird okay full of pie I need you to work with ya sorry I've been dieting this is the granite that matches my outfit we found some stones high-five the last stop on today's shopping adventure is for some lights hardware and sauces we've got Tom here to help us heroically brave the dazzling and dizzy and inventory of Ferguson's plumbing oh look at this toilet so what you do is did Oh normally I don't need any chaperoning especially when it comes to shopping oh my how does it determine if you need that but hospitality and commercial codes are serious business and I'd rather know straight away what appliances do and do not comply I'm sorry to kill you but see this man Tom I'm so sorry that other than the fact that you don't watch my videos this was a short-lived relationship we wrote cut of me well not really sure sorry I'm high I like shiny things that would look so good in that bathroom how much is it that is the kitchen party Wow Fred I am done with you Tom Tom are you the discount guy because if you are maybe we could get along after we might be able to another flight another arrival and we're in San Jose we got invited to tubular labs so Sharon I went up for a little field trip I'm not sure I've ever been in a room filled with many left-brained people in my entire life their whole purpose is to help youtubers understand their audience so I understand yeah can you tell sure and I had a blast and we absolutely loved the people I took laughs we left the next day on the airplane went back to America's Finest City San Diego the land of sunshine and we arrived to a hurricane and when I got home it wasn't any better oh my gosh when did this happen this is not what we just talked about like 20 minutes ago for me to get Jon's shop today to discuss some design concepts for a project called Airstream it's great to have a roomful of creative people coming together and pooling all their thoughts and designs into this one concept I want to make this colorful because it's going to be a very drab situation if they ever have to live down there and I'd like it to be a little cheery and cheery it will be would you like to know how project Airstream design turned out alright come back next week just kidding I'm going to show you now project Airstream is made up of two tubes that equal 50 feet in length they're 25 feet for each capsule and they're only eight feet wide so this is a very challenging project Grayson started by making the as-built exactly what we had to work with and then he created the floor plan what he thought would be functional and useful and he did a great job at putting this project together I came in after him and added all of the finishing touches the colors the textures and what would make it something beautiful to live in as well we enter into the kitchen and we've put in a nice big sink there's a mirror above the sink that moves and that will be in three panels to the left louvered doors and of course more storage there we've put in some shelves before we enter into the actual living space here on the left and the right when you walk into the next area of the capsule you'll see that we have the main living space to the left is the dining room this table actually moves out we have a television hung on the wall and this bench seat is kind of a interesting piece it's actually retractable so be used almost as a booth we separated the next living space with some yellow curtains and I felt like yellow was a good color because when you're underground there's not any sunlight so let's bring in some life with the colors two beds in the next section will be where the children sleep and in order to make this something that the kids would not be depressed if they had to be in there I decided to ask Grayson to paint a mural of their favorite vacation spot which happens to be Hawaii as you go through this door which will be paneled in a whitewashed gray we have a little bit of a section it kind of reminds me of a train before you go in this section is for the parents to the left there's a place for them to have time to read to sit and visit and another mural on the right this lid flips up and there's extra storage now one thing we had to do here in order to get a double size bed in this room was to raise the floor so that we had more width to work with behind their bed is mirrors this will allow that space to feel and look a little bit bigger and of course everything in project Airstream is rounded so quite a challenge to make these pieces of furniture and on the left a nice big chest of drawers well big for an Airstream and a place to hang clothes above that so this is their little sort of walk-in closet as it were I put in more louvered doors because louvered doors allow the light to stream in and it gives some feeling of airiness and when you're underground I'm thinking airiness is good when they open up they take you back to the bathroom area back in the bathroom we had a challenge what they had before was a pretty stinkin gross bathroom so we wanted to create something that they would actually want to live in we put in a nice big vanity with lots storage underneath a normal sink I'm not sure that they're gonna really get dressed up necessarily but one does need to put makeup on to be human right even underground and then here's the actual access to escape hatch should that be needed I've used that gray and yellow again but gave everyone a different pattern in their textiles and the prints so project Airstream has been a challenge but I think we've humanized it a bit and made it so that should this family ever choose to go underground they will actually be living in style leave us a comment below and let us know what do you think a project Airstream could you live in a space like that you

35 Comments

  • Troy *savoir faire, ghost tiger* Franklin

    April 13, 2019

    Nice but needs a exercise spot.

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  • Rafaela Mora

    April 13, 2019

    I don't think you showed a good walk through. The color seemed nice. Yes I could live in a bunker like that. Cost? Give some numbers. You didn't show the details of all the changes. Why not.

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  • Diane Dietsche

    April 13, 2019
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  • Etnaa flonne

    April 13, 2019

    id like to know what software you used to help decorate the bunker was it sketchup? also id like to see a dome home im trying to build one but nothing makes circles or cylinders i can find. i hope u can help me out….

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  • Nancy Shorter

    April 13, 2019

    I just recently discovered your wonderfully creative design channel. Of course I subscribed and joined the design sessions. Can't wait to start on those. I was interested to see the "airstream" design because we're in the process of redecorating our large class A motorhome and there are ideas I can incorporate. We have dark engineered flooring throughout and are currently painting the walls gray with all cabinets and wood trim white. Sure wish you had a motorhome you decorated I could use for inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. ?

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  • S C

    April 13, 2019

    I'd go with more Green and blue – green and blue are both calming and you already have lights instead of the yellow. Good ideas for my bunker, thanks

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  • shawn williams

    April 13, 2019

    Your personality comes across as arrogant and snobby and a bit weird total turn off.

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  • Rafaela Mora

    April 13, 2019

    Great job.

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  • Rebecca Conn

    April 13, 2019

    I wanted stone walls! Like the sandstone caves in China where millions live. They seem womb like and cozy. I could live underground, but would need full spectrum lights and plants.

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  • Urocyon

    April 13, 2019

    How the heck didn't I know about this channel before, this is great!

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  • Flight Of Spice Blog

    April 13, 2019

    Our surroundings can change our day. I always talk about it on my blog.

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  • PhoenixCustomPrimiti

    April 13, 2019

    Having worked on subs, this is way too narrow and not at all practical.  Basements and sub-basements make more sense but not at 8 feet wide and 50 feet long and 40 feet underground.  They got what they wanted, I guess, and that's what pays the bills.

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  • Jimmy TroyHD

    April 13, 2019

    "Time to buy some stones" ?

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  • nusrat rubaiya

    April 13, 2019

    nice

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  • Steve Warren

    April 13, 2019

    I'm converting a fruit room/bomb shelter into a small bedroom here in Utah but it's S.L.C. thanks for the inspiration.?

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  • SanMesha27

    April 13, 2019

    smh ?????

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  • Vandit Rai

    April 13, 2019

    amazing

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  • Danielle Mcdougall

    April 13, 2019

    I could never live there with such little space

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  • Gurl-19

    April 13, 2019

    You are so rude talking o that sales guy like you did not everyone can have a very high class job lik you can

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  • Sarista Celestial

    April 13, 2019

    Way too much gray for my tastes.

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  • ashley jones

    April 13, 2019

    Sharrah looks just like Emma Roberts.

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  • Edit Halk

    April 13, 2019

    i feel like 80% of that was just sassy women

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  • Dolche Guevara

    April 13, 2019

    Food storage = 0

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  • studlygrish

    April 13, 2019

    if it's a shelter ,why do you need so much space for cloths? Bunk beds for everyone too! Water,food,medical,ammo, that's what your space is for!

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  • ADLER KREIGER

    April 13, 2019

    I could not live in a space like that. The whole point of a shelter is to have food and water with you and yours. Sure you made it pretty but it is not pretty functional. First section Medical Area (N.B.C., bio-hazmat containment, surgical/wound treatment), Food and Water Replenishment Area (Sealed for anti-cross-contamination, Hydroponics, Water purification/recycling) and Living/Security Area (monitors from outside sensors and cameras, communication equipment, weapons and ammo, tactical gear), Sleeping Area (most securable, Air Purifier/Recycler, Bolt Hole). Having my supplies outside of my shelter and the inside looking like a hotel is counter-survival.

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  • Tyler Whitley

    April 13, 2019

    Fallout shelter ruined….

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  • kimi raval

    April 13, 2019

    i would be able to live in there

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  • Marg Oz

    April 13, 2019

    This is disturbing…. to spend all that money creating and prettying up an underground bombshelter seems to me to be the height of self-centred, ungenerous, me first thinking. If only the same energy had gone in to creating a healing center for abused children, or an alzeimer patient's community, or re-thinking mega malls to be more human and multi purposed. You have the talent. I hope one day you get a chance like that. 

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  • Romano Gitano

    April 13, 2019

    awesome work as usual !!!

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  • Nancy Gutiérrez

    April 13, 2019

    I love to watch your shopping adventures! 😀

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  • Elizabeth Rasche Gonzalez

    April 13, 2019

    As always, Robeson Design has created an inspired, attractive, and comfortable space for the client — you inviariably do an amazing job, brilliantly responsive to the individual client's needs and preferences, with each video incorporating the "Wow!" factor.  As I watched this video, though, all I could feel was horror, realizing that this client is surely not unique — there must be any number of private citizens commissioning underground bomb shelters for their families. Assuming these folks are not extremist right-wing survivalists, I can only imagine that they are living in a kind of chronic fatalistic despair, with no great sense of community. (It's easy to envision desperate neighbors, or refugee-survivors from farther away  — people without shelters, holding the hands of their small, terrified children — beating frantically on the heavily secured entrance to this small shelter, while the grownups within make a beeline for the gun safe.) If we are really this close to a thermonuclear holocaust, why are we not all putting every last resource we have, along with our hearts and souls, into working for worldwide peace?

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  • vicky

    April 13, 2019

    i love you 

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  • Leo Espinoza

    April 13, 2019

    Yes

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  • Preston Adams

    April 13, 2019

    No very closterfobic plus need sunlight but great for eney sicuation

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  • Jeenifer Pena

    April 13, 2019

    I could live like that because it has good style and it looks like the length looks good enough to breathe

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