Would a man have a decorative pillow in his man cave? Of course, why wouldn't he? After all, he’ll need a pillow when he naps, and he has to have something to throw near his 52” screen television when his favorite ball team looses a game.
I once made a tailored steel gray pillow. While installing the insert, that ridiculous notion came to my mind. Why I often think steel gray is a "masculine" color, I don't know but I do. Anyway, I was plumping up the pillow for a photo shoot when my curiosity got the best of me, and I found myself goggling “man cave.” I discovered that indeed men have decorative throw pillows in their "man caves" but that ain't all!
On their blog, “The Art of Manliness,” Brett and Kate McKay write,
In reading about the lives of history’s great men, one thing I've noticed is that many of them had a place they could go to be alone with their thoughts. Some of these men had a study where they would retreat to think, read, and write. Others had a garage or workshop where they would tinker and experiment. But what all these rooms had in common was their sheer manliness. They were man spaces, places a man could call his own.
The McKay's include descriptions and photos of 14 great men. I list just a few of their photos here:
7 Inspiring Contemporary Designs For The Man Cave:
For the modern man with expanded interests, the Man Space becomes more poignantly the Man Cave, such as those found on Styleture:
Themed man caves are especially interesting and fun, such as these that I discovered on theme Man Caves My Bad Pad . I hope these men don't have a "men only" sign on the door.
Also from my bad pad, I particularly love this "bad ass" sofa created from the front end of a Cadillac for Snoop Dog.
I love these man caves and man spaces. They are just soooo cool, practical and functional--and yet, they're fun and tastefully done. They're wonderful expressions of the man of the house, a place to retreat to and be himself. I'm a strong proponent for every women having a room of her own--and men too!
(This post is an updated republished post from the archived Annsliee-blogs.net, October 11, 2011.)