This cozy cigar corner features an iron chandelier from Lamps Plus, mahogany-framed world map from Frontgate and leather club chairs and ottoman from Thomasville.
tual design plan.
My vision for the room went something like this: “This deluxe space will be uncomplicated and a cozy escape from the daily grind. He’ll walk downstairs and immediately be inspired while thinking, “This can’t really be my house!” The décor will be clean and effortless; nothing will be too precious or unapproachable. The fabrics will be resilient and show a much-wanted lived-in look. The surfaces will be hard-wearing and long-lasting. Everything will be accessible, well-appointed and convertible. Sophisticated and mature with a lighthearted nod. The style will be somewhat eclectic, mixing personal collectables and raw materials with timeless details. It will look exactly like the home-
owner: one-of-a-kind, classy, generous and welcoming, calling to mind a sense of indulgence and industrial elegance as well as comfort. It will feel vibrant not frantic, warm without feeling feminine and royal but not stiff.” And so it began, transforming a blank canvas into an ultimate entertainment room with swagger. Giving life to personal elements magnified in the décor. Guests are surrounded by memorabilia from African safari travels; a Serengeti-like vibe fills the air. What’s more, we created a special spot to meet friends and relax after work, while enjoying a light snack and beverage before dinner. How did we do it? We started with color. A rich May/June 2012
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