THE ULTIMATE WOMAN CAVE WITH CHAIRISH

To be honest, I’ve always kind of scoffed at the idea of a “man cave.” Most if my disdain would come from watching episodes of House Hunters with practically every man expressing his desire for, nay, requirement of the obligatory basement or attic space in which to do whatever it is that these men do. A space of your own to do with whatever you like? pshh. A spot in your house to express your own sense of style? Whatever. Your own little escape from reality when you just need a break? Wait a second…maybe I’m starting to understand. What I don’t understand is why the boys get to have all of the fun!

So when Chairish, my go-to source for vintage furniture and decor, asked me how I would create my ultimate “Woman Cave,” I jumped at the opportunity…because we can’t let the boys have all of the fun ;)

woman cave

Now, my version of a “Woman Cave” is, mostly likely, a bit different from the sports bar/beer mecca of my male counterparts, but the idea is the same. It’s a space where I could go to unwind with my girlfriends, get away from the stresses of life, and do the things I want to do (which may or may not include sappy romantic comedies, trashy reality shows, and the occasional one too many drinks with my girls) that the others in my house aren’t so interested in.

I started with this pair of dreamy vintage barstools from Chairish (check out their full collection of amazing vintage barstools here). I wanted a really calm and comfortable design that would promote relaxation and settle my mind. I stuck with a really neutral base full of metal finishes, natural wood tones, and soft textiles and brought in a little color and contrast with muted artwork and a gorgeous vintage rug.

ultimate woman cave with chairish

reclaimed counter table // vintage barstools // pendant light // artwork // barware

ultimate woman cave with chairish

tufted bench // vintage rug // pillow // tray // napkins // chair

Well, men of House Hunters, I get it now. I’ll take it easier on you next time.

So tell me, what would your Ultimate Woman Cave look like??

HITTING THE DESIGN SWEET SPOT

our current house

If you follow me on snapchat or instagram, you may have noticed a mention or two about in impending photoshoot over at our house. Havenly, a company I do design work for, asked if they could feature our home over on their blog and I jumped at the opportunity. So, naturally, I spent the next couple of weeks getting our house ready to be photographed by professionals. The days leading up to the big day may or may not have been calm, relaxing and stress-free ;)

our current house

It was really fun to spend the day with the photographer and get some tips and tricks from a professional and we ended up working really well together. We kind of hit the sweet spot in terms of combining a technical mind with a design oriented way of thinking. If you’re local and ever in need of interior or real estate photography, I highly recommend Gene over at Pittsburgh Real Estate Media.

current house

Speaking of sweet spots, you can go check out the rest of the images from out photoshoot along with my designer tips for hitting the design sweet spot over on the Havenly Blog!