Let's Add a Little Fire to that Man Cave

This one’s for all the dudes out there that think they have to wait for a woman to come into their life to have furniture. Boys, listen up! I’m here to tell you that your dream woman may just run for the hills if she walks into your living room and sees nothing but a circa 1994 La-Z-Boy and an Xbox. This may come as a shock, but women find it attractive if you at least seem like you have your life together hah. Good thing there are people like me out there who can help!

I’m excited to share this Round Rock bachelor pad and the thought process behind this masculine, but female friendly design with you guys… It’s quite the transformation!

Can y’all even believe that the photo below is of the same exact room? When dreaming up the design for this space we talked about of course keeping it masculine for our bachelor client, but also adding in some feminine touches to make it feel more welcoming and balanced. Obviously his goal was to not be alone for the rest of his life, so we made sure that when that perfect woman came along he wouldn’t have to redo the whole house.

Before Photo

Before Photo

When selecting furnishings for a space you need to take into account walkways, doors, TV watching, and in this case a fireplace as well. With all of those factors in mind, the layout of this room was a bit tricky to nail down! After lots of Sketchup drawings and finding the perfect sized pieces we were able to create a space that was functional for entertaining and lounging… Whether you want to snuggle up with a glass of vino by the fireplace or watch a sports game on the tube!

I had an absolute blast finding accessories for this project. As I got to know the client more I took a few mental notes about ways I could incorporate things he likes into the overall design. I ended up adding a few masculine accessories like the cow skull below (thanks Room Service Vintage!) and a some books I knew he’d like about hockey, places he’s traveled, and a couple vintage medical books (he’s a doc). The great thing about accessories is that all of those items are very easy to replace. Sooo when that dream girl comes along you can throw in a few books about what she likes and maybe lose the skull if it creeps her out… Then voila! Masculinity level successfully decreased.

If you know of a dude that needs some help transitioning into a big boy house send him my way! And if he just happens to be a dad, the first hour of design time is half off. Father’s day is just around the corner!