Photo via John Varvatos
Man cave. The very words strike fear into the design conscious among us, conjuring up visions of bulky pleather recliners with cup holders, the scent of stale beer, walls lined in garish sports memorabilia. But there’s a whole other class of man caves out there, ones with James Bond tech swagger, sumptuous seating and serious style. Settle in with some single malt and artisanal jerky, these are our picks for the world’s sickest man caves.
Rugged Yet Refined
A good man cave needs to start with comfy seating, and these spots have it in spades. The low slung buttery leather sectional on the left and the rich velvet sofa on the right offer the perfect balance of comfort and style.
Ping pong tables, billiards, foosball, darts. There’s nothing wrong with games if they’ve got serious style game. We love how these pool tables blend seamlessly with the rest of the room’s look.
Big Screens With Big Style
The centerpiece of most man caves tends to be a spot to watch sports or movies. So we think you should take some cues from these over-the-top screening rooms. Consider lounge-friendly seating like floor pillows (bonus points for that fireplace!) or tailored sectionals.
Want to make your room more multipurpose? Consider a retractable screen.
This wood-paneled room with a framed screen is one seriously classy look. The sliding doors allow you to block off the space from the more formal parts of the home.
Sports Decor Done Right
In lieu of jerseys and posters, consider showing some more stylish team spirit in the form of vintage photographs, antique sports equipment (like leather footballs, old rackets) and framed pieces like illustrations of football plays.