Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Make room for Daddy!

Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for the perfect way to appreciate the special man in your household, create a space just for him. Luckily there are great options to create the perfect retreat using manly options that fit the interior design of your home.

Creating an Island of Comfort within Shared Spaces
The chair is the most important element of a great space for most men. It has to be comfortable and durable, but it doesn’t need to be a stuffed recliner with fuzzy fabric. I know you care about aesthetics, so let’s look at more stylish options that fit within your family room or even a dedicated space just for him:

Leather is a great option, but if you have pets with claws, be aware that you may see scratches on the surface. Some people consider the inevitable marks part of the patina. Other durable fabric options include ultra suede or commercial fabrics because this chair will be used frequently.

Fabric protection is a great option to protect from stains, so you can still use lighter colored fabrics if it fits the interior design of the room. Nail head trim is a great decorative element that adds the “clubby” masculine feel to the piece and it blends nicely with more sophisticated pieces without the extra detail.

If he likes to read or just watch sports in the evening or on his days off, be sure to include appropriate lighting. Add a table or cabinet with storage for the remote and other miscellaneous gadgets he wants close to him that you don’t want to display.

Outdoor spaces:
This is the perfect time of year to create an outdoor space for entertaining, and it can include a built-in grill or even an outdoor kitchen for all types of entertaining. He’ll enjoy impressing his buddies with his grilling skills and you can relax while he takes charge.

If you’re really serious about creating an exterior family room for casual entertaining that looks as if it is an extension of your interior space.
Outdoor furniture options are endless with fabrics that look as if they could fit in your family room.

Summertime Projects:
Another great gift is a workshop that is organized and stylish. Who said the garage is just a utility area to store your cars and lawn tools?
Whether it is a space for tinkering, serious woodworking or storage, a functional space can be attractive, too. Yes, you can be the envy of every other garage on your block.

There is always the "Man Cave."  Don't leave him to his own designing~

Not Sure What He’d Like?
I design functional and stylish spaces whether it’s inside or outside. Call me to order your “Designed for Men” gift certificate for a personal consultation. He’ll like it much better than a tie and cologne, don’t you think?

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