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7 Inspirational Designs For The Man Cave

7 Inspirational Designs For The Man Cave

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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:

Frederic Douglas's Office

Frederic Douglas's Office

Mark Twain's Man Space (Perhaps jotting down thoughts for one of his famous biting satirical novels.)

Mark Twain's Man Space (Perhaps jotting down thoughts for one of his famous biting satirical novels.)

Thomas Jefferson's Man Space.  What a lovely room.  He didn't even have to leave it to take a nap.

Thomas Jefferson's Man Space.  What a lovely room.  He didn't even have to leave it to take a nap.

Andrew Carnegie's Study with a tufted sofa and, yes, a lovely throw pillow on which to rest his head.

Andrew Carnegie's Study with a tufted sofa and, yes, a lovely throw pillow on which to rest his head.

Even Winston Churchill made time to paint alone in his painting room.

Even Winston Churchill made time to paint alone in his painting room.

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:

Do men share their man caves with women?

Do men share their man caves with women?

Nice room but I prefer the TV topic!

Nice room but I prefer the TV topic!

One very interesting comment about the examples listed on the website Styleture was "It's not a man cave without a bar"! (Note the throw pillow on the leather sofa, hint, hint:):)

One very interesting comment about the examples listed on the website Styleture was "It's not a man cave without a bar"! (Note the throw pillow on the leather sofa, hint, hint:):)

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.

Oh, look . . . decorative pillows.

Oh, look . . . decorative pillows.

A Harley-Davidson Man Cave Bar carved into a garage.  The next image is another view of the Harley Bar Man Cave. Geez, I love this room and I don't even ride motorcycles:)

A Harley-Davidson Man Cave Bar carved into a garage.  The next image is another view of the Harley Bar Man Cave. Geez, I love this room and I don't even ride motorcycles:)

Hope you didn't miss the other view above of this Harley-Davidson Man Cave Bar.

Hope you didn't miss the other view above of this Harley-Davidson Man Cave Bar.

This room says just give me the facts, ma'am.

This room says just give me the facts, ma'am.

Also from my bad pad, I particularly love this "bad ass" sofa created from the front end of a Cadillac for Snoop Dog.

Hmmm, nice pillows.  

Hmmm, nice pillows.  

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.)

So guys, fess up.  What is your dream for a man cave?

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