if you are an avid reader of my Blog you know that I moved not even 6 month ago. I now live in a tiny 500 feet apartment under the roof with my boyfriend. It’s really small and I wish we had more space. Do you sometimes dream about what you would do with a spare room? Yeah, me too.
I barely moved any of my furniture to our sloped ceiling place as my boyfriend had it basically all set up already. So my dream spare room would be a Woman Cave were I could invite my girlfriends and have movie nights, beauty sessions or just hang out before we go out. Who says only men are allowed to have one am I right?
Holly from Chairish contacted me and asked if I’d like to collaborate with Chairish.com to create a style board of my ideal woman cave/diva den and including a pair of their vintage bar stools. I never heard of Chairish before so first thing I did was look up what they do: “Chairish makes it fun for design lovers to buy and sell vintage furniture and decor to one another.” Since I love upcycling and reporpusing as you can tell by my t-shirt yarn crochet rug tutorial or upscycled cardboard laptop stand this sounded great!
I’m a huge Mad Men Fan and I wanted to dedicate my women cave to all the Peggy Olsons out there! Also there’s so much drinking in that show that it seems just like a natural symbiosis between the 60ies era and a women cave. I opted for a 60ies theme with muted brownish colours and a mix between new and vintage decor. Luckily mid-century design is all the rage right now and you can find plenty of designs online.
I would recommend starting with a colour selection that you would like to have in your room. Mid-century is ususally dominated by muted earthy tones accenturated with a bold colour. Keep your colour choices to 3-4 picks or otherwise it will get too noisy.
Another aspect that you should keep in mind is that you should buy furniture made out of solid wood. I picked those bar chairs due to their nice woodsy colour. Teak, walnut or oak is normally what you would look for in mid-century wood furniture. The furniture should have clean lines which sometimes are accented with smooth, curved angles.
How would you decorate your ideal women cave?
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