"Man cave chic"- it sounds like an oxymoron, right?! Actually, I think we aren't giving the gents enough credit. In my experience, I've found many bachelors and husbands alike to be design-conscious. They may want a "man cave"- a comfortable place to call their own- but they want it to be stylish, too. Finding a balance between quirky, conversation pieces and more traditional materials is key. I love a touch of classic leather upholstery- but it must be on a tailored piece (read: no la-Z-boy recliners!)
I am working with a 50-something couple on the husband's man cave, and let me say- this isn't going to be your typical masculine space. How could I create a boring man cave for a man who works for an oil and gas company but wears Vans + Pink Floyd t-shirts on the weekends?! I've had so much fun curating items for the room. 2 of these light-up arrows will be hung:
A vintage Slim Aarons photograph will be making a large (40"x60") debut. This shot was taken in 1970 at a poolside party in the desert at Edgar Kaufmann's home in Palm Springs:
Here's the man cave chic design board for my client:
At the end of the day, it's all about creating a space that reflects my client's personality. And I think it does- fun, stylish, and well-traveled. I'm excited to see it come together!
Did you have a good 4th? Lindsay was in town and we had a blast. She left yesterday afternoon and I miss her terribly already!