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The modern man cave is not about upgrading to a larger TV or painting over the paneling, rather, it’s about creating a space that your man loves and that doesn’t horrify you or the rest of your family. True, most man caves are subterranean and sport beer collectibles, but it doesn’t need to stay that way forever.
If done well your upstairs family room or even living room can become a chic man cave. Masculine decor can look simply modern, even if there are discernible feminine touches such as a classic chandelier like the specimen found over the black pool table!
Simple white sheers on the window and contemporary wall decor can always be used to counter the masculine lines of the TV and media stand. Harmony, isn’t it grand?
A great place to start if you are thinking about redecorating the ole man cave is mid-century design. It’s manly but also trendy which appeals to almost everybody. So, the next time your man brings up the topic of his Neanderthal needs, your response should not be no, but when do we start?
1. Draper 3-Light Mid-century Modern Floor Lamp
2. Luminous Collection Crystal Chandelier (currently unavailable)
3. Miranda Grey Modern TV Stand
4. Kenneth Black Leather Club Chair
5. Arizona Camel-Beige Area Rug
Image credits: Habitually Chic, Lonny.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.