Entry #2498, June 7, 2013
Today we continue Stagetecture’s feature ‘Olioboard Inspiration‘. Last week you enjoyed – ‘Celebration of 18 Olioboard Members‘ and this week I bring you Eddie Wood a member of the Facebook Olioboard Fan Room and who gave us a beautiful board for Mother’s Day. Today, I asked Eddie to create a Father’s Day board that honored the Father figures in our lives and he did a gorgeous job with this stately man cave.
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Olioboard Inspiration #19
‘Honoring Father’s Day in His Man Cave’ – Eddie Wood
Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. It’s first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her fathers birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.
In honor of Father’s Day, I’ve designed a special retreat for the sophisticated gentleman.
An intimate library featuring paneled walls, hand carved book cases and a cozy fire to set the tone for an upscale “Man Cave”.
The room here is a refuge for dad to settle in with a brandy and cigar, the company of a good book and his loyal animal companions at his side.
Over the fireplace hangs a Civil War painting as a tribute to Sonora Smart Dodd’s father, William Jackson Smart, to honor the occasion.
I’ve keep the walls and bookcases in shades of creamy white to provide ample light for reading and to make a statement of elegance.
The wood flooring and twin stair cases provides a beautiful contrast for a monochromatic setting.
Bathed in beautiful low light from overhead and wall sconces compliment the ambiance from the glowing fireplace.
I’ve kept it sophisticated yet masculine with beautiful accessories that any dad would truly enjoy.
A “Man Cave” should be tailored to the man it’s intended for, so design it around their specific interest such as sports, games, wine room ect..
Just don’t over do it and keep the chotskies to a minimum. Less is differently more when designing a themed room.
For example if your husband or father competes in sports and has won ribbons or trophy’s,
keep it organized and display them in groupings on a mantle, or perhaps designate a focal point wall with beautiful large scale frames to showcase his prize ribbons in.
Keep it tasteful and remember to keep HIM in mind while decorating.
His brand “Edward Doyle Designs” is currently available with Casart Coverings Decor and Project Decor, and is set to be featured in an up-coming July issue of the German Magazine -Madeleine. Eddie’s new hobby and passion is designing Olio boards. Again, using a digital process he creates a tranquil glow effect that brings his interior design creations to life! VisitEddie’s website.