Here we are at Week 5 of the One Room Challenge and I. CAN. NOT. WAIT. to show you my room next week. It has turned out a zillion times better than I ever dreamed.
One of the best things about doing a man cave for my husband has been the opportunity to use pieces I love that just don't work elsewhere in my home.
1. A sputnik chandelier
2. A Beni Ourain rug
3. Black and white photography
4. A leather butterfly chair
5. A juju hat
1. The sputnik chandelier is an iconic mid century modern lighting fixture and a huge favorite of mine. I so wanted one for the man cave with an industrial edge. With only 8 foot ceilings, I searched and searched and everything was either too big or too glitzy/shiny or too expensive.
I stumbled upon Lucent Lightshop on Etsy and discovered that they custom make sputniks in raw brass or raw steel in your exact specs at great prices. You can choose the drop, number of arms, arm lengths, etc. They could not be nicer or more accommodating to work with and I cannot recommend them highly enough. This is the fixture I chose above and it is a show stopper. Absolutely sensational. They also make sputnik sconces, semi - flush mounts, all sorts of choices. Wait until you see it in the room.
2. I love Beni Ourain rugs and have been dying to use one in my home. I chose a traditional diamond style. It is vintage and I won it at auction locally. I was nervous about a white rug with my dog and husband using this room so much, but it doesn't show anything. I love it!
3. I love black and white photography and the man cave was the perfect spot for it. I got the next two pieces from Minted, a wonderful sponsor of The One Room Challenge with a huge selection of great limited edition prints.
This next piece is by an Etsy photographer who I ordered four pieces from for the same wall. Her work is amazing and I will share it all with you in the reveal. I hope my husband likes bovines.
4. The leather butterfly chair is another mid century modern classic I love. I got this one at Overstock and it's great.
All that is left is to make sure everything is perfect for the photo shoot and this room is finished and fabulous.
I was even able to use lots of manly Chinoiserie in the room. You will see foo dogs, ginger jars, Greek key, pagodas, elephants, zebras, and more, all with a masculine edge.
Best of all - my husband loves it. His birthday fell right in the middle of this One Room Challenge and I got him a flat screen TV and after that I could do no wrong in the room. He is a happy camper.
Let's see what the rest of the gang has been up to -