The “man cave”. Really in this case the man apartment. In light of my boyfriends recent move and complete lack of furniture I offered to help him find some. He hates furniture shopping and I browse home stuff for fun so it’s the perfect situation. This is part one of a living room ideas short series. I’ve been trying to find pieces that would suit his taste whether or not I stuck around. Clearly there is some of my bias in here like my propensity for modern, mid-century and transitional design. But like all client situations it’s all about him. Don’t let him know I said that.
Part I is strongly industrial inspired. Starting from the bottom up it was important to ground the concrete and metal with a cozy rug and uber comfortable sofa. We’re trying to keep the balance of comfort and edge. People live in their spaces, not showrooms. Softer, natural details like the pillows, wood lamp, white inlaid bone/stone mirror and the leather on the chair help to break up the space. The chair is middle ground of the whole look. Add personal items from you travels and this space is built to last. Links below the collage.
01 Dunham Sectional 02 Kasbah wool rug 03 Concrete coffee table (alternative here) 04 Concrete + Metal side table (alternative here) 05 Metal frame leather chair 06 Dakota stool (alternative here) 07 Ventana console 08 London alarm clock 09 Franklin table lamp 10 Parsons Mirror (alternative here) 11 Painterly Pillow Horseradish 12 Heathered Boucle Pillow 13 Painterly Pillow Platinum 14 CityComfortsDC Chicago Print 15 Marcus Poston Neon Ampersand Sign
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