June 13, 2015

Father’s Day is a time of celebrating the importance of the men in our life!


Even though we can’t imagine life without them, I think it would be safe to say that men generally don’t have much “say” in home decor, so the following are 10 areas of what most men I’ve known would want on their “wish list” for the perfect home!


So whether the man in your life is Mr. Gym Enthusiast… the Handyman…or the Grill Master… he’ll find great ideas for future projects at home!



There is usually a corner in some part of the home with which to create a gym space but how motivational would it be to have an exercise room with a view like this?!! Photo: cdn.decoist



When the man of the house needs a place to escape to…wouldn’t it be nice if he only needed to go as far as his backyard? One of these “tiny houses” can be turned into a gym, an art studio, an office or even a yoga studio! Maybe this is the new contemporary version of a boys “fort” from days gone by when “no girls” were allowed. Photo: Garage Gyms – left; – right



A converted garage is the ideal space for your man to entertain his buddies. They have their flat screen TV, guitars and a bar complete with a fridge. It doesn’t get much better than this. Belly up to the bar boys! Photo: HGTV



If the rough and tumble neighborhood garage isn’t your style, maybe this ultra sleek contemporary garage update is. Entertainment front and center with elegant tool storage to the right. Everything definitely has it’s place in this stylish man cave. Photo: VisitNewarkNJ



Maybe a Renaissance man lives in your home ~ with a penchant for fresh vegetables and flowers; a green thumb the Green Giant would be jealous of and a gentleman’s love of the old world Italian sport of Bocci ball. Photos: Bright Ideas – left; Houzz, by by Huettl Landscape Architecture – right.



Sitting around a campfire is priceless wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Photo: Fieldstone Hill Design



I haven’t met a man yet who wouldn’t trade their first born (well maybe that’s an exaggeration) for a private green and sand trap in their own backyard! Photo: Southwest Greens



For the weekend warrior who wants more fast paced action here’s the perfect sport court for enjoying a game of basketball with anyone willing to burn a few calories. Photo: Pinterest



You’ve heard of dueling pianos…well, here we have dueling grills! Everything the Grill Master could want is available within reach to create a mouth watering meal! Photos: Family Leisure – left; HGTV – right


Kouboo accessories

Entertain in style whether the occasion is casual or elegant with this practical rattan serving dish. This basket holds one full bag of chips and the ceramic sauce dish can easily be removed if it needs to be refilled. Let these beautiful handcut bamboo-shaped teakwood salad servers bring a taste of the Far East to your mealtime gathering. Pair with one of our teakwood salad bowls, and you’ll have a teakwood ensemble that will be the talk of your dinner party’s evening. Whatever you are dishing up, Kouboo has the perfect accessories for your home entertainment and dinner parties.



An outdoor kitchen and entertainment space with a view is never a hardship. Pull up a chair and watch the master cook up his specialty while you enjoy a cool refreshing drink. Photos: found on Pinterest and Just Imagine DDOC



An aged barrel converted to a cooler and a sign that says it all ~ Grillin’ & Chillin’. Photos: DumpADay – left; Lilluna – right



An elegant pool room never goes out of style. Photo: Fancy Lifestyle Tumblr



A man’s home office is a bit like his “castle”… reflecting his interests, style and creativity. Photos: Domaine Home – left; Restoration Hardware – right.



For the bachelor Uncle or single Dad in your life ~ a little more rustic charm, rich textures and warm woods add just the right masculinity to any room. Photos: Carla Aston Design – left; Elle Decor – right.


More great ideas for Dad or the man in your life are available on our Dad’s Spaces and Places Pinterest Board so check us out!