First, what guy wouldn't want to have a space for all his gears and toys, to lounge with our buddies on college football Saturday? Now that, to me, is a dream space. But I'm over the overly themed look, a catalog of Red Sox memorabilia type room ... Let's talk about how to turn a standard stereotype man-cave to a sophisticated, modern gentleman-cave - without forgetting our own personalities, whether it's music, movie or Star Wars geek, surf dude, tech nerd, or a USC fan like myself....
Here are the 4 essentials to consider when creating a dream gentleman-cave:
Yes, our dream space should reflect who we are
Start by defining your style. If you're here, most likely you're someone who care about how you look. Whether you are laid back, preppy or classy, your space and the design elements in it should reflect that as well.
Build the play, fun and function
The idea about this space is to have fun! For me, part of building the fun includes the following lively luxuries like a fridge - fully stocked with
Beach Style Garage And Shed by Shelter Island Architects & Building Designers Schappacher White Architecture D.P.C.
The thoughtful details
Preserving our passion, collection of pride and joy, can be done in unexpected yet classy ways. Put together your curios and memorabilia in uniform frames for a cohesive look. Creating a wall art is one approach, but if you're not careful, it can quickly feel like a museum. I like narrative, mixing it up with family and friends' photos. Think of it as a way to tell a story, incorporate moments that you share with loved ones.
3 Cs: Comfortable, Clutter-free, and Clean
Everything about this dream space should feel effortless. Fosho, we need a super couch to relax. I'm not really a leather person, but I'm looking for a clean, modern lines, and deep seatings with down feather filling. But it's not just about the couch - it's the whole environment. Too many things create clutter and it's the opposite of the relaxing virtues that we want in the dream man-cave. The narrative approach to displaying my mementos above is a great way to filter and be more organized. I get to pick the most incredible and heart pumping experiences - and rotate them once in a while for a change. The rest should be stored neatly in boxes or closed cabinets.
My one big key to the dream gentleman cave is to keep the room clean. I'd hate to come home to a messy, dirty place, when what I need most is to refresh! And it's extremely easy to do so, when you have the right power tool. For this, I rely on yep, you guessed it: the Dyson DC59 Motorhead. Because of its streamlined look & space-saving form, it fits into the scheme of things with whatever your dream space looks like.
I can display it in the open, right there, next to my gears - no need to dig into the utility closet, no need to move around the cord, (hello, it's cordless), and I can do a quick clean with ease in any part of the room. This kind of convenience is a luxury. And when your vacuum has a turbo mode, well, it feels more like playing with a dirt buster weapon.
Now, how can you win a Dyson DC59 Motorhead - valued at $600, you ask?
Easy, peasy! Follow these 2 easy steps:
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2. Come back to Well-Groomed and leave a comment below this post, answering the question: "What is your dream space and what Dyson DC59 Motorhead feature do you enjoy the most?"
This campaign runs until Aug 17, 2014 and is a collaboration amongst several blogs. US residents only. One winner will be randomly selected by the comment they leave on one of the blogs participating in this campaign. The winner will be announced Monday, August 18th, and will be notified through a response to his/her comment. Winner will have 5 business days (by 8/25/14) to submit email address, contact info and claim the prize.
Update: Winner has been chosen and the prize has been claimed. Thanks so much for participating!
| This post is sponsored by Dyson, but the man cave guide and must-haves are all the opinion of Mr. Well-Groomed |