As Super Bowl Sunday inches closer, the main interior design trend that seems to invade every fiber of our being is the ever-popular Man Cave. It seems that since the beginning of time (or at least since the dawn of football), men have craved a space of their own where the flat screen is big, the seating is comfortable and snacks are within arm’s reach at all times. And that’s more than doable. However, if you want a little style in your cave, it takes a little more creativity than a cooler of beer and a few pennants taped to the wall.
As we were browsing through ideas in search for the ultimate man cave, we came across quite a few interesting tidbits, including beer-can chandeliers, a Pac Man ottoman, and a lot of bean bags. While those were all “inspired” décor ideas, for sure — it was lacking, well… style. And then we came across a home theater in Malibu. Yes, we knew we found the cave that dreams are made of.
Set in an incredible 6,645-square foot gated estate in Malibu’s prestigious Serra Retreat, the Creston engineered home theater presents a spectacular setting for a Super Bowl soirée. The room is basked in warm woods, with an oversized projector screen, tiered seating, plush leather recliners with in-seat cup holders and ambient lighting to create the perfect atmosphere. There’s also a separate bath and kitchen nearby for optimal convenience during the big game.
The rest of the home is, of course, stunning. Built in 1949, it features four bedrooms, six baths, an expansive master suite with ocean views, and a gourmet kitchen designed by Wolfgang Puck. The immaculate grounds of the estate span over approximately 4.75 and are adorned with towering trees, flowering gardens, 18th and 19th century fountains, and a Monet lily pond with an 18th century stone temple. The property also includes a gorgeous private pool, lighted tennis courts, a fully equipped guesthouse and, for equestrians, a riding ring and nine-stall horse barn.
Your home may not be en par with this enviable decadence, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a perfectly fabulous man cave of your very own. Here are a few quick tips to help you do it right.
Purchase a Mobile Bar
A beverage cart or side bar is functional, mobile and if you buy the right one, super chic. The Moore & Giles side bar is a vision… and very masculine.
Invest in Manly Distractions
A billiards table, a nice dartboard and/or even an indoor putting green are excellent additions to an enviable man cave.
Be Strategic with Seating
If you’re not ready for a tiered seating makeover, just make sure the seating you do have is strategically placed so everyone has a good view of the flat screen. Speaking of seating — make sure you have enough of it. Yes, even if that means a giant bean bag or two.
Don’t Be Afraid of Decorating
Just because it has “cave” in the name, doesn’t mean you can’t add some décor to the mix. Warm up the space with a nice area rug, some throw pillows for comfort and the right lighting. And if you have some sports memorabilia stored away — this is the perfect place to show it off.
What are your favorite man cave décor ideas? Let us know!