Where the Boys Are

Posted on 03 May 2012

Ok, we can admit it. When it comes to design, a lot of the time we ladies are calling the shots. This is probably how the infamous “man cave” came to exist. And, sure, we get it. You want your space too—a place designed just for you where you can escape to work, watch a game or strum on your acoustic. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Artwork by John Landsiedel"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]  

Dream Big

When I think of ‘design for men’ I often visualize the cool “bachelor pad” often portrayed in Hollywood. Maybe it’s that rustic Arizonian escape, the skyscraper apartment with city views, or the art deco sports pub. All of these awesomely man-centric oases have the same thing in common—a sense of status and establishment still infused with the comfort and ease any one would desire in their getaway space. What man doesn’t want to be the stylish Don Draper of their Mad Men world? [caption id="attachment_1993" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click image to see more of Tom Towhey's artwork"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]  

Down to Earth

Bold patterns and sleek neutrals are the epitome of masculine. Colors of the earth—the browns & steels of dirt and clay—are timeless and can be play up to be sharp & modern or played down to be worn & laid back. [caption id="attachment_1989" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Artwork by John Landsiedel"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]  

Less is More

Men like it simple. They don’t need a lot of “things” or “stuff” to be content and satisfied. Primary colors, minimalist abstracts, and copper artwork are just a few fantastic & man-friendly artwork choices. Bold colors and clean lines bring a space clarity—helping avoid the feeling of chaos or visual busyness. This ‘less is more’ design concept is perfect for work spaces where you hope to get a lot accomplished. The less complex a space, the easier it is to focus on the task at hand. [caption id="attachment_1990" align="aligncenter" width="495" caption="Click image to see more of Lisa Schuster's artwork"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]  

Stylish and Strong

The texture and weight of metal artwork creates a space with structure and strength; two words often synonymous with the roles men play in our lives as “our rock” and “support.”  Why not have a space that reminds you of that every day? [caption id="attachment_1994" align="aligncenter" width="389" caption="Click image to see more copper artwork"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]  

The Hang Out

Not only is it nice to have a space for yourself, but also a space to bring your pals. This kind of space is where you can indulge in guilty pleasures… a cold beer, ESPN highlights, jazz music & or a cigar. Whatever your poison, it’s nice to accommodate your man space for your male friends. This is a great place to play a little more because it’s less about the ‘to do’ list and more about the fun to be had. [caption id="attachment_1991" align="aligncenter" width="495" caption="Artwork by Patrick Williams"]Cincinnati, Art, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Art Gallery, Fine art, Interior Design, Event Venue, Wedding Venue, Online Art, Framing, Custom Framing, Downtown Cincinnati, views, Original Art, Corporate Art, Art for Healthcare, Art Collectors, Art Consulting, Beauty, Inspirations, Fashion, Hotel Art, Restaurant Art[/caption]  

Boys will be Boys

It's true. They will. Which is why they need a space of their own to express their unique personality through design and artwork just as much as we ladies do. So men, claim your territory and take your design style and put it into action. You'll love having a space to escape to! And, I promise you'll shine with pride when you get to show off an entire room designed with you in mind.

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Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.

 

 

 

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