Recently, I've had a few inquiries into my e-design services, so I decided to spend some time playing around with my mood board skills. I actually asked my girl Megan if I could help design a room for her because a) she's awesome like that and b) she's one of my top referrers, so it's kind of a thank you to her!
So, I redesigned her closet.
HA. If you believed that for even one second, you haven't seen Megan's closet! Go look, now! It's fab.
Actually, Megan and I worked on her media room. Otherwise known by Megan as "that big room with all of the electronics that my husband plays video games in or does whatever men do in a big room full of electronics." Ha! I know the feeling. Why DO men obsess over electronics and video games?!
My thoughts? Combine a "man cave" atmosphere with a little of Megan's sleek style (if that's possible?! it's a tough combo!). I also aimed to bring in a whole lot of texture to make the room fun and interesting.
Here's the breakdown.
1- Megan wanted a dark, rich color on the wall, so I chose this beautiful dark green/blue/turquoise/teal. I've seen it in a few places lately, including Sara's "Reflecting Pool" closet and Sherry and John's "Plummage" guest bedroom. It's such an incredible color that adds an instant richness to any room.
2- Because Megan's husband, Jimmy, is a University of Texas fan, I had to throw in some sports memorabilia. And this is a pretty cute little piece, if I do say so myself. You can find it here. It's a much better sports decor alternative than, say, a bobble head (I've actually had to fight David on those- anyone want a free Chipper Jones bobble head?!). I also pulled in the burnt orange color from the Texas gear as the main accent color for the room. I think it works perfectly with the wall paint color.
3- The hardest part about decorating a man cave? The accessories. I had a few boards set up with some adorable vintage books, a couple of baskets and a tray on the coffee table. David gave one look at it and said, "It looks good, honey, but what is all that junk for?" Guys... so, I kept the accessories low and opted for a few dude-centered coffee table books, like the GQ Magazine rated Cars book, this UT book and Sports Illustrated's The Football Book. Sound pretty manly (and functional!), right?!
4- Oh, this lamp. Love it. So industrial chic. And found at Pottery Barn right here. (Oooh and guess what- it's on sale right now!!) Jimmy has a large projector screen in the room and so I didn't want to compete too much by adding a bunch of extraneous lighting in the room. I think this guy will do the trick. Keeping it real!
5- What fits in a man cave/media room better than a leather couch? A leather sectional. This Crate and Barrel version is a bit pricey, but you can find much less expensive versions on Overstock, like this one or this one. I can just see a bunch of guys piled up on this sectional, cracking open a cold one and waiting for the big game to start!
6- A neutral, durable jute rug adds just a little bit of pizazz with some fun texture, but certainly doesn't step on any toes to compete for the real drama of the room (ie. the wall color, the leather). Love this West Elm version (and price!).
7- Keeping it dude-friendly with some simple pillow choices, including large burnt orange throw pillows and accompanying ivory throw pillows to accent.
8- I can't get enough of this coffee table from World Market. Rustic, chic, industrial, functional. It's got it all. I think it's the perfect fit for a room like this!
9- You can't have a media room without some movie decor. These amazing vintage movie posters can be found here for incredibly reasonable prices. I couldn't decide between James Bond, Superman or Dick Tracy, so I picked them all!
10- At the request of Megan's awesome husband, Jimmy, I added a beanbag chair. And lucky him, its in Longhorn colors!! I told Megan we'll just pretend that its for baby James and not actually for Jimmy ; ) Ha! Seriously though, it's actually the perfect, comfy addition to the media room! Love it.
So there we have it! Megan and Jimmy's new man cave/media room. Whatcha think?!
Just for an idea, here's the room right after Megan and Jimmy moved in.
I can't wait to see it after they make some fun changes!
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