Our post last week that featured two delightful bedrooms we recently completed for two little girls was very well received. We were especially excited to see the images reposted on our friend Paula’s blog, Two Ellie, a couple of days ago. Today we thought we’d take the theme in a different direction and show you some decidedly masculine spaces.
Found in the same house as the girls’ rooms we’ve already shared, charcoal grey walls set a warm and cozy tone for an 11 year old boy. A wonderful limed oak french chest is a nice complement to the black painted caned bed. A printed white duvet cover from Dwell keeps the room from getting too cave like.
The “man cave” is a popular trend to create a space for the man of the house to get away, but in one Mountain Brook, Alabama home we helped design, architect Jeff Dungan created an entire Man Cottage.
Doug and Jeff designed the interior of the space to resemble an updated version of an Old English Great Hall. Rustic half-timbering and stucco covers the upper portions of the space. A linen-covered sofa,wing chairs and a pool table complete with a decorative quatrefoil cutout detail complete the space.
A large scale piece by Birmingham artist Meredith Keith is the perfect artwork for this room. [above photos all by Colleen Duffley]
A pool table takes center stage in this room from a home at Lake Martin, Alabama as well.
Paige and Anna Kay specified charcoal grey felt for the tablet op to match the color scheme found in the rest of the room. A sleek charcoal mohair sofa contrasts with rustic barnwood between the windows and on the ceiling. The best part? A touch of a button on the remote control and a television rises up out of the chest in front of the windows. Just what every guy needs.
Is there a man room in your house?