Are you ready for some football?…Not so much

Today is the equivalent of a religious holiday at my house – the beginning of regular season NFL football.  What guys wouldn’t love the ultimate man cave to enjoy this wonderful occasion.  Man caves are so popular they have an entire TV series dedicated to them.  I tend to think that they create rooms that are a bit too themey.  Below is a man cave e-design I recently completed.  I made it less themey, but kept it decidedly manly.  It includes all of the necessities – comfortable stain resistant seating, stylish pool and poker tables, a small humidor and unique masculine accessories.  The art pays homage to things men love – movies, cigars and cars – these selections could be modified to any man’s preferences.  I didn’t even begin to address the electronics needed for this room, that is being accomplished by a company that specializes in Audio/Visual technology.

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As an equal opportunity designer, I also created a special sanctuary for the lady of the house, a place to escape next Sunday when the 3rd game of the day goes in to overtime – a girl cave.  Using softer colors, curvier shapes, a place to read a book or the latest gossip magazine and regain your femininity.

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I would love to help you create a cave to call your own.

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About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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