Occasionally Chairish pops by and asks us to put our design minds behind their latest idea. We take it as a fun opportunity to flex our design board muscles.
This one was particularly fun. We were meant to incorporate bar stools into our version of a “lady-cave” which if you have heard any rumblings of this, it’s the lady version of the mancave, where us girls get to pour ourselves a beer from our DIY kegerator, plop down onto the leather sofa and Al Bundy it for a bit. Except…
the girl version.
Since we aren’t the type to gather round with our 10 best betches and watch The Bachelor, we had to think more specifically about what we would do with a room that was 100% dedicated to just ourselves.
Now we want what we can’t have.
With true startup spirit, we both elected to create relaxing, peaceful well-appointed work spaces. A private escape from the world, even the world at home.
Both of us work from home. The “ladycave” outside of work time is likely to be a place to kick off some shoes, put a record on, eat on all of our favorite savory snacks and put back as many glasses of wine as we can stand until the truth really starts pouring out of our mouths and into the pair or two of ears nearby, most likely a husband, sister-in-law, brother or mom.
We’ve focused our ideas around Chairish’s fantastic selection of vintage bar stools.
Let’s start with Sarah’s.
Sarah chose a pair of Vintage Arthur Umanoff Wicker Bar Stools, and built her fantasy cave around those.
I don’t need to sit at a desk to work and I like to think I could do that in here while also creating a space comfortable enough to hang out in. I like to be surrounded by my favorite colors and things that visually stimulate me even if only for a brief second. I’d be happy to glance at my wists and throw big pillows around. We could sit on my slouchy, slipcovered linen settee. Or we can pony up to the bar with a friend or two and we can drink the truth serum. My Room will house the records I love and a regularly changing art collection that doesn’t break the bank.
Next up is Betsy’s
Betsy opted for a sweet midcentury feminine set of barstools.
My most favorite way to work from home lately, is to do so at the bar, alternating between standing and sitting on my barstool. The standing height desk is rad for racking up steps on my fitbit, and keeps me more actively engaged in my tasks during moments of internet inspired ADD. I like to think that my little cave would transition well from a standing work day at the desk to a casual party hall at night. I’d host my dude or favorite out of town guests to a socks on dance party and pillow fight. We’d jump on the sofa, spin in the chair and have a rocking good time exploring my art supplies or listening to the latest tunes.