This past Father’s Day I went on a hunt to find my husband a gift that would be useful and something that he will always remember. After going through countless ideas from a grill to new cologne, it just didn’t feel right to me. Then one day after watching him work uncomfortably from home, I got the fun idea to create a office/man cave just for him.
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Outside of having a space to work, I knew I wanted to include a cool way to display his sneaker collection. He has collected shoes for years so it had to be included in the design of the room. I chose acrylic sneaker shelves that would put the sneakers on full display.
I also wanted a cozy chair that would look amazing with the deep black walls. I knew the rust velvet chair would give me the luxurious vibe I was going for. Here’s a look at the design board with all of elements in the room.
To pull off this Father’s Day surprise since the new office is the sitting room in our bedroom, I covered the opening and kept him out for at least two weeks. To say he was surprised is an understatement.
The walls were painted in the same Behr Blackout I used in my first One Room Challenge guestroom project. I also didn’t miss out on the opportunity to wallpaper the ceiling. I fell in love with wallpapered ceilings when Shavonda Gardner and Carmeon Hamilton wallpapered the ceiling in the 2019 Real Simple Show House. For this project, I used Forbes & Master’s Nomalanga Peel and Stick wallpaper.
When I was dreaming up this space, I knew I wanted to include display cases that he could put his special addition shoes on display as well as the boy’s game day footballs that were made for us when they were born. I purchased two RUDSTA display cases from IKEA and placed a BESTA unit in between them for extra storage.
We’re still on the hunt for the perfect office chair but have put a temporary seat in place in the meantime.
I couldn’t be anymore proud of this space. It was everything I imagined it to be and most important, my husband LOVES it!
Until next time,