Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Man Cave Makeover

I was contacted by a community manager from Man Crates which is a new company that ships awesome gifts for men in custom wooden crates.  Now these aren't your typical wooden crates.....these are crates that need to be opened with a crowbar. How fun right?  Their mission is to end the difficulty in buying gifts for men.  They are running a campaign on "Man Cave Makeovers" and asked if I would put together some thoughts on what my man's "cave" would look like.

Every great man cave starts with a great leather couch and a comfy chair. A man needs a comfy place to watch his favorite team, movies and tv shows.  A casual and cool place for friends to gather. Followed by a great couch, is a great TV and console.   

I love warm woods and imagine that most items in this cave would have warmth to them.  Maps are a great way to add warmth and character to your walls.  I've selected two vintage maps; one for Italy and one for Paris.  It's a small romantic touch to a strong man's room.  Follow up the warmth of the room with a faux fur pillows, throws and a bean bag chair.  Every man wants to cuddle up. Faux fur is a great way to encourage the cuddle.  

I pulled in a strong wood coffee table followed by an old bar cart with wood and iron.  The lighting is masculine and a bit whimsical with iron cut outs that hang on the walls.  And a man cave just wouldn't be one.....without a great set of antlers.

Every man needs great personalized barware and you can get this at Man Crates.  Make sure you check out their site next time your man needs something special.  He'll have a blast just opening the gift.  :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Paula

(Most of the items on my board came from Restoration Hardware....cuz if I could, I would.)