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Decorating For The Man Of The House

Tami_Smight_HeadshotI am often called into to settle a battle between the sexes.  The lady of the house has a different set of priorities when it comes to designing a room, over her male counterpart.


When it is time to design a space just for a man, I really enjoy expressing the style and interests of my client.


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Mans_deskWhere to start?

What is the function of the room?  A bedroom is primarily for sleeping, but a gentleman may want a spot to read and watch TV.  I recently designed a “man cave” for a client who wanted a space to hang with his friends on weekends.

Get to know his hobbies and interests.  Does he travel? If so, then consider adding a travel theme with accessories, a globe or world map framed on the wall.

Materials: Natural materials, woods, leathers,

Accessorizing: Minimal is best for a man, but they must be personalized collectibles,

Pattern/color: menswear-inspired colors and patterns (grays, pinstripes, crisp white cotton)



If you are having a difficult time decorating a space for a man, woman or child... I am here to help. I have a passion for great design.  Please call me at (661) 430-0127

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV "Your Home Inside And Out" section.