Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Man's Study

In the South it is often common for a household to have one room designated for the man’s study/office/library. The Man’s study is commonly decorated in plaids, navy, leather furniture, over-sized chairs, a television, horse pictures, war pictures, or ship pictures, and of course some men’s study contain taxidermy {shudder, I know…} this is the South after all where hunting is a common hobby. Call me old fashion, but I like the man’s study, it just adds a certain decorative element to the house that is different from the rest of the house but flows well at the same time.; besides on more then one occasion I have heard people say a woman has her house and the man has his study. Here are some tips and inspirationfor decorating a man's study!
Dark wood floors warmed by Oriental area rugs is a great start for a room reserved for a man's study

A man’s study is commonly painted in dark colors, hardwood walls, or fabric walls. I also like how books can be used in a man’s office as an added element of design. 

The desk in a man’s study should make a statement whether it is a modern desk or a classic oak desk that has been passed down 

When designing a man’s study it is important not to neglect the ceiling because you want to ceiling to stay in style with the rest of the room. Exposed beams look great in a man’s study.

18 comments:

  1. It's it bad that I want one of these for me? Except with dashes of pink.

    I'm in love with that chair in the first pic.

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    1. I love over-sized chairs! You should check out my Home Office Inspiration post {http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/2013/08/home-office-inspiration.html} for the dashes of pink :)

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  2. I absolutely LOVE man's studies! My grandpa has one and it's always been my favorite room in their home :) I just love the old leather furniture, books and a classic crystal decanter :)

    Meggie
    meggiejuly.blogspot.com

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    1. I love the atmosphere of a man's study, it is just different from the rest of the house. Your grandfather's study sounds beautiful :)!

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  3. great post! you've got a beautiful blog!
    would you love to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin'?
    let me know on my blog :)
    xoxo
    Cecilia
    http://smilesavenue.blogspot.it/

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  4. I wish we had the money for a room like that!

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    1. I love a man's study but then again they aren't necessary; I don't have one either but maybe one day

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  5. would you love to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin'?
    let me know on my blog :)

    http://lifeenthusiasm.blogspot.cz

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  6. I love the fireplace in the last one pictured. I like the idea of a Man's Study in the home, all those rooms you pictured reminds me of the board game Clue. Now you just need a secret passage!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha, those rooms are reminiscent of the ones from Clues. I think I like the last study the best it is just so classic!

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  7. When I think of a study I always think of Gilmore Girls and the grandfather's study!

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    1. The Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows, that show and Sex and the City never gets old!

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  8. i too love this idea, or anything similar to a library! Definitely want something like this in my house constructed with cherry wood!

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    1. Cherry wood is so classic and rich! I just love the idea of a library or man's study in a household!

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  9. The man's study idea is absolutely great and all of them look so rich and elegant. x

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I really like the idea of the man's study, it is such a classic room to have!

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