Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One Room Challenge - Week Five


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.




5. I love juju hats, but once again, needed a place it would work in my house and the man cave is just the spot. I got this beautiful and huge one in white at Horchow and could not be happier.



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 -

28 comments:

greenlobster said...

Hi Beth,
Where did you get the Ben Ourain rug? Thanks.
Sincerely,
Anne Marie

Summer Hogan said...

I can't wait for your final reveal! I love the man cave and I can see how that would be a fun room to design! Love the photography, the rug and of course the sputnik :) Great job!

Christine Dovey said...

Love the rug...love the art...love your accessories- I can't wait to see the final reveal!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I just love your art selections. Can't wait for next week!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Holy crud! I never wanted a chinoiserie man space...until now! Love the b&w photos! and can't wait to see that light and rug in the space!!

My Notting Hill said...

Can't wait to see it. The rug is gorgeous. Guessing your husband is pretty happy with that flat screen too!

SHERRY HART said...

Beth....I agree with your thoughts...this room is going to kill me I just know it. I love all of the elements you have shown us so just thinking about the reveal is getting me excited.

Abby M. Interiors said...

It's all so great! I can't wait to see it come together. xx

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

ooohhh....love everything...that etsy shop is magnificent and all your photos are too!! I can't wait to see it all come together.

Ashlina Kaposta said...

girl. those are choices I so would not expect from you but I AM IN LOVE! so cool and very Austin...I may have to steal those ideas. XO

erin williamson said...

Wow... you have some super amazing leftovers! That's going to be one slam dunk of a man cave.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Love the bovine art. So fun!

pam {simple details} said...

Beth, I'm so anxious to see all of these fabulous pieces come together! And, now the sputnik!!

Jessie said...

Love the beautiful rug and juju hat!

Can't wait to see the results next week!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I finally have a moment to sit down and make the rounds....and now I am dying to do some online shopping because of you. I need to see this space, it will be hard to wait one more week. My husband can be bought, too. Really cool stuff in the Chic Cave.

Emily Davis said...

I ordered from Lucent Lighting last week and cannot wait to get the fixture- what a great shop!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

I have so thoroughly enjoyed watching you exercise your Chinoiserie muscles on a man cave. Super in love. I know this is gonna be outta the park!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Can't wait to see it!!!!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm so very excited to know about this Etsy shop! Lots of my ceilings can't take too much drop either. Love that rug. This is going to be amazing!

Reichel Broussard said...

Have I told you how excited I am to see your completed mancave? If not...I AM! This room feels like it was designed for me ;) lol

Andrea said...

LOVE the chandelier!! We have eight foot ceilings too, grrrr.... I am so excited to see your grand reveal, it is going to be INCREDIBLE!!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

Loving that vintage rug! The Mr. sure is one lucky guy!

XO,
Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

So many of these elements are favorites of mine. I'm especially excited to check out Lucent lighting. Can't wait to see it all together in the final reveal!

Tricia said...

So much manly goodness in this room! Today I'm tackling my DIY juju hat for my ORC. Hope it comes close to being as beautiful as yours!
Tricia // Suburban Bitches

home before dark said...

If your Boston boy doesn't like bovines, simply tell him they are Brahmins! Way to go on the light fixture. I'm not a mid-century lover, but I admire your finding a way to get it done for your room.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Seriously, a juju hat?! you read my mind. LOVE your accessories.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

so masculine chic. I love it! Looking forward to the reveal.

Verandah House said...

Im so excited to see your room reveal, glad your husband is loving it too but then again what husband wouldn't love a man cave like your clever room