I can’t believe it’s reveal day! Boy, these six weeks have flown by, and to say this was a challenge is somewhat of an understatement. To recap, we tackled a basement room while I was in the first trimester of pregnancy thank you all so much for your kind words! and finishing up our kitchen renovation. Turning this dingy, windowless cave into something my husband loves was a test to my design skills in so many ways he doesn’t usually get as much say in this process, but I think we managed to create a really wonderful place out of the worst room in the house. Micah has a great place to relax i.e. hide in and for us to spend time together as a family. We started off looking like this…
And now the space looks like this…
When I started concepting this “mancave” I knew what would be important to me and what would be important to Micah two totally different things. Because the space is small and dark I was worried about creating interest and warmth. So we made the paneling out of Metrie trim and added a graphic punch on the floors using Karastan’s Woolston Plaid. Farrow & Ball’s Elephants Breath covering the walls, ceiling, and trim helps blur the lines between the walls and the low ceilings and create warmth while still feeling open and light.
Micah was worried about having something comfortable to sit on and a good entertainment system. The Garner sectional is the perfect combination of beauty and comfort and the Klipsch sound system is out of this world. Not only is that copper stunning, we watched Star Wars this last weekend, and it sounded and felt like we were at the movies. You can literally hear the sub from the street!
Just because time was of the essence didn’t mean that I couldn’t include some items that felt personal. I wanted some accessories that spoke to Micah’s interests, and this vintage bat ties his love of baseball in with the number he wore as a receiver in college: 80.
Micah’s been doing crossfit five days a week for several years now. Yeah, I feel lazy… These old wooden weights are a little light for him ha but the nod is fun.
The antique contractor square might come in handy on the job site or here at home…
A little dry bar is perfect for snacks during baseball games or to hold drinks for movie night. G+Ts and Jack + Coke’s are personal favorites around here…
Maybe more important than man’s approval is his best friend’s, and I think Jake approves…It was a lot of fun to do something for the guy who makes all of my visions possible. Micah certainly has his own sense of style and it was fun and challenging to put his wants and desires at the forefront. Now, let’s just hope he doesn’t hole up in there…we’ve got lots more house to renovate!
Below are the sources, but please let me know if I missed something you’re interested in!
THE BONES OF THE ROOM –
Ombre Blanket via Homegoods
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Be sure to check out the other participants reveals, and thank you again to Linda for including me in this wonderful experience!