Dudes Decor

Elle Decor room

This is a man’s world

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For some the standard issue down comforter, Star Wars and Bob Marley posters and Dad’s old recliners are being traded in for something a little more sophisticated. Here’s my take on it, 1. Blanket 2. Mirror 3. Trunk 4. hook 5. dresser 6. shade 7. lamp 8. box 9. fan 10. Cloud print 11. chair 12. pillow 13. headboard 14. guitar hook 15. table 16. spheres 17. Persian 18. Jute rug

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Sarah’s Picks for Houzz: Masculine Bedroom

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So it appears that my recent Ideabook for Houzz for a masculine bedroom spot generated more opinion and comments than I would’ve guessed. People are pretty opinionated about some of my picks. Check it out and tell me what you think. Guest Picks: Sophisticated Bedroom Finds for a Single Guy Houzz– Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » Browse Bedroom Products on Houzz- For Example: Bedskirts · Duvet Covers · Quilts · Bedroom Benches · Headboards · Makeup Mirrors · Nightstands And Bedside Tables · Sofa Beds ·

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Sunrise Ruffalo living room The Estate of Things

Heffe House: Bringing in Color with Accessories

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I’m happy to report that my initial post about the Heffe House went over quite well with the dude. As mentioned in that introduction, he is diametrically opposed to a turquoise couch.  Color is at the crux of our “push and pull.” If you are like Heffe…….. and hesitant to commit to color, here are a few examples of rooms that look colorful and lively, but aren’t packing a ton of investment. Accessories aren’t long-term, so its much easier to pack big pops of hue without a) breaking the bank….. or b) giving the faint of heart an anxiety attack when you ask them to drop $2500 on a deep teal velvet couch. The first room comes from Sarah’s suggestion to check out the Ruffalo home that was featured in Domino in 2009. She has an exceptional memory. But even I remember that she found some of the real estate photos from…

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It’s hard to remember

It’s hard to remember

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After spending the past several years immersed in the world of interior design via the internet… its hard to remember that there are terrible vomitous and completely gross options for furniture in the world still. Some actually want to sign up for a 0% APR on a home full of furniture that looks like this. Is it our job as interior decor enthusiasts to educate the world? We all write and talk here online like we are in the same club. But my question is this….. How do you (especially those of you that do this for a living) educate your people to refine their tastes? Since I’m just a hobbyist, I’m probably going to give up on the boys house. I was hoping that since they are dudes they’d be all ears, excited about ideas of vintage schoolhouse, mad professor’s oddities, and industrial chic – which to them was just…

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Dudes Progress

Dudes Progress

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Patrick is pretty good at this home decor thing! Yesterday he pulled the trigger on a stenographer’s stand for a side table at $10 from the Jewish Women’s Thrift Council on Santa Monica. We all agreed it suited the theme (more on that later). Once home I was cruising craig and found one very similar for $175, and then I found these pics of some in action! Pretty great right!? We scouted some curtains and some rods, but didn’t have much luck otherwise in the thrift store furniture area. After several thrift stores and some big box stores we went back to the house and got coat one of the black paint up on the wall. It was looking pretty gray when I left. We will see how that turns out. Meanwhile, Pat found this perfect farm table that looks like it could maybe use some finishing work, but is…

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Dude. Black Brick & Speakerboxx

Dude. Black Brick & Speakerboxx

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I wanna eat this, multi-textured tile BLACKSPLASH from the Heath Ceramics website. Great. I want my boyfriends to have it. (sans horizontal cabinetry) I also want my boyfriends to stack up a bunch of mis-matched vintage stereo speakers and line them up against a wall. I recall a time when Urban Outfitters had speakers all over their stores. I really loved the resulting aesthetic. I was just reminded of this by one of the blogs in my reader that I most love. There’s Something Hiding in Here. Okay, just one more. We’ve talked about chalkboards and chalkboard paint quite a bit here at TEOT. Perhaps we’ve talked about it enough…. after this. Cause, I’m making up fantasies about what my boyfriends’ homes could be like, and I imagine that at least one of them should have a room that is fully painted as a chalkboard (like the boy from 500…

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