One Room Challenge: “Men’s Lounge” (Week Six-The Reveal)

1459391059842 Welcome back friends!  I am excited to say that I have successfully completed my third One Room Challenge as of this past Monday!  This one has been challenging in other ways, with the hospitalization of my Grandpa (He’s doing well, thank you.), and the passing of my Dad (Tragic.).  With two great men in my life faced with life’s real challenges I was snapped out of the bubble that is the One Room Challenge, and let myself deal with those things appropriately.  True to my nature tough, I couldn’t let it keep me from moving forward with everything.  Instead I’ve taken it as a sign to really start taking care of myself and to slow down and enjoy the things I am accomplishing instead of always being five steps ahead of the game.  I think it will a good thing for me, a good thing for my family, and a good thing for the blog.  Thank you all for the well wishes, and condolences.  I truly appreciate them.

Mid Century Modern Rustic Men's Lounge-Mood Board by IrisNacole.com

Follow along with all of my ORC transformations here!

Maybe the fact that I was dealing with such adversities with the men in my life, it was appropriate that this challenge I chose to create a “Men’s Lounge” for my husband?  For my husband, living in a home that screams, “This is Iris’ style, and I like it, but it wouldn’t be my first choice, but I want her to be happy so I let her do whatever she wants with the decor.” giving up one room to his style was a no-brainer for me.  I really wanted to create this space to show him just how much I have appreciated his cooperation and support as I test my skills for decorating and design in our own home.  We chose to call this space a “men’s lounge” instead of a “man cave”, because it isn’t necessarily equipped like a normal “man cave” with all of the electronic bells and whistles.  Our family is what you’d call “attached at the hip”.  We rarely ever do things alone.  With that in mind, we knew it would be silly of us to invest in all of that fancy stuff for this space, since we have it only a few feet away in our family room.  Instead the idea behind this is to give John a space to get ready in the morning, to sit and check the weather or traffic report before he leaves, and maybe relax, put up his feet, and have a drink when he comes home from work after a long day.  It’s also equipped with a desk space so that on the rare occasion that he has to bring work home with him, he will have a space to get it done without having to deal with the craziness that is my craft room (home office).  It is messy in there y’all!  I’m working on it..I swear! 

A little update from last week before we get to the reveal.  We ended up pulling down the shiplap wall that I shared here last week, because it was actually coming up off the wall on its own.  Especially after I tried to paint it!  You may have seen on my Snapchat (irisnacole) that whole saga play out.  For a second I almost scrapped the idea, but I am honestly so glad we tried our hand at it again.  We went back to Home Depot, and luckily for us, the guys working that day were super nice and cut all the wood down for us.  Oh, and since we figured out we were using too thin of wood during our first attempt we purchased 1/4″ plywood sheets this go round.  It was like night and day during the application, and hasn’t budged since we put it up.  Success!!

Well, I’ll stop rambling now and just get to it.  I took a ton of pictures of the space to share with y’all today, and ended up narrowing it down to around forty.  I’m going to do my best to narrow that down even further, but I can’t promise you anything.  Haha!  I’m just so darn proud of this space, since it’s so different from my normal makeovers, and really let me stretch my decorating wings to show that I can accomplish different styles from my own.  John loves it, and keeps giving me praise over it all, but we worked together as a team to get it done, so I owe him some praise too.  We hope you like it!

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Men's Lounge, Rustic Mid-Century Modern Decor, Iris Nacole.com One Room Challenge

Thanks to Linda of Calling it Home for hosting this great challenge again this year, and to all of you for stopping by today!

Design, Styling, and Photography all done by myself.

**This post contains affiliate and sponsored links.  All opinions are my own.**

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Source List:

Lounge, Gold Frames, Coat Hanger, Desk Chair, Plaid Pillows-West Elm

Sconces-Lamps Plus (Sponsored)

Shelves, Tumblers, Cocktail Shaker, Coasters, -Pottery Barn

Rugs-Rugs USA (Sponsored)

Desk-Wayfair

Planters-Target

Faux Plants-Hobby Lobby & Michael’s

Curtain Rod-Lowe’s

Wood for Shiplap Walls- Home Depot

Longhorn Photos-Shutterstock

Side Table, Decorative Objects (some were family heirlooms), and Desk Objects, Black and White Pillow, Beer Logo Art, Curtains, Black Gallery Wall Frames, Serving Tray-Home Goods

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Dedicated to the memory of Fernando Garcia Jr. (Dad)

Dedicated to the memory of my Dad, Fernando Garcia Jr. (Love You!)

-Iris

Comments

    • says

      What a compliment! Thank you so much April! I can’t wait to see your tutorial, and if you don’t mind, once it’s up I’d like to link to it from this page too!

  1. says

    You’ve created such a beautiful space Iris! I’m not sure how you did it with such tremendous pain, I am so sorry for your loss. Your attention to detail and beautiful mix of the rustic and polished is superb. Bravo! Thanks for sharing.
    xx
    Neelam
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    • says

      Thank you Neelam! It was hard, but it really was helpful to keep my mind off of the sadness at the time. I appreciate you taking the time to comment! 🙂

  2. says

    First, I want to say that I am so sorry to hear about your dad, and I’m glad to hear that your grandfather is doing well. If anything, it seems that these events in our lives cause our own time of reflection, and that can be such a good thing for us.

    Your rooms are always amazing, and this is certainly no exception. You did such a wonderful job, and I can see why your husband would be proud.

    • says

      Thank you Erin, I truly appreciate your comment. Luckily I have been able to take my feelings and experiences and use them as motivation to move forward being better than I have been to myself and my family. It’s most certainly the best things that has come from these experiences.

  3. says

    My husband would hate that couch. He likes the big poofy things that I simply CANNOT justify bringing into the house. Ugh. This space is just so perfectly masculine chic. (Sorry to hear about your loss and the trouble with you grandpa, I pray healing reaches you!)
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    • says

      Thank you so much Corinna! LOL! I know a lot of guys like that, but honestly this couch is actually really darn comfortable, so I don’t think he could complain. You just have to figure out a way to get him to sit on one!! 🙂

  4. says

    Wow! It looks amazing! I love the idea of a men’s lounge, although I won’t tell my husband because then he will expect one. Haha! But it turned out awesome!

    • says

      LOL! Thank you Erin! My husband and I used to really think the idea was silly, but now that it’s all said and done he’s enjoying it, and I get to enjoy seeing the fruits of my labor, so we all win! 🙂

  5. Loretto S James says

    I wish I was five steps ahead of the game! I’m usually five steps behind. So, I live vicariously through your blog(s). Love your gentlemen’s room. When I got to the hanging planters, I was touched with nostalgia. That was such a thing 20-some years ago. Thanks for sharing your talents.

    • says

      Thank you for sharing Loretto! I love those planters myself. When I was small I remember something similar hanging in our living room. I’m so glad the choice to include them brought back your own memories. That just makes my day knowing that it has.

  6. says

    I’m so sorry about your Dad. The room is amazing – absolutely one of my favorites from this round of the ORC. It’s so polished and cozy – you are obviously very talented. I’m off to check out the rest of your blog now! 🙂

    • says

      Thank you Krystle! The lighting was such a crucial part in the design of this space. I was so glad to have found them on Lamps Plus, because when I did I knew I had found the perfect pieces. So glad you enjoy them too!

    • says

      Thank you so much friend! It’s been quite the experience, but I am leaving it all in His hands to help me get through. I am so glad you like this room!

  7. Ardith says

    What a fantastic room, Iris; I hope your husband enjoys it for years to come. Feel free to tell him I have room envy. I also have desk envy. Your design is a great tribute to the all of the important men in your life. I’ve no doubt your father is enormously proud of yet another achievement, another heartfelt design by his talented daughter. Cheers, Ardith

    • says

      Aw, Ardith, thank you so much! I really appreciate you stopping by today, and sharing your thoughts with me. They are of great comfort to me.

  8. says

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Iris. It’s heartbreaking to lose your dad and I don’t know how you managed to get the room finished and finished so beautifully. It’s such a masculine room but chic at the same time. I know your husband will enjoy it and it was nice to see a different side of your design skills.
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    • says

      Thank you so much friend! It was quite the experience to go though, but I have no doubt that I needed to complete this room as a dedication to my Dad. I think that provided the motivation to do it, and share it with y’all. I am so glad you like it!

    • says

      Thank you friend! I truly thing this space was chosen due to all that was to come. I was going to do my dining room at first, then my powder room, and then one day it hit me, that we were already planning to makeover this room, so why not do this instead. Crazy how it all came together. So glad you enjoy it too!

  9. says

    This space is just uber cool! You did a fantastic job Iris! Love everything that went into the space! Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!

    P.S. sorry about your dad 🙁

    • says

      Thank you Emily. I truly appreciate you taking the time to comment today. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  10. says

    Love this Iris! Those hanging planters are perfection and the whole space just came together so well. Can’t believe you pulled it off with everything else going on in your life – my thoughts are with you and hope you are okay! xo

    • says

      Thank you Brit! I am so glad you like the space, and those planters! I had this empty space to fill, and for some reason this idea just popped into my head and I went with it. We really like it too, especially since those are faux succulents. Haha!

  11. says

    Oh my gracious, Iris! This space is a dream! You are sooooo talented! I love the rustic yet comfy cozy feel!!!! So much thought, love, and intention behind this space. Hats off to you, gorgeous!!! xx

  12. says

    It’s absolutely GORGEOUS Iris!!! You really found the perfect balance of reading masculine without being too dark … LOVE it!

    • says

      Thank you Kristi! I am glad you like it! My husband originally wanted a really dark space, because I guess that’s what guys immediately go to when they think of masculine space? LOL! I told him to trust me with the lighter color idea, and he has told me he loves it so many times now that I’m glad I went to bat for it. 🙂

    • says

      Thank you Ashley! I enjoyed getting to stretch my wings with this style, since I’ve been itching to do it for a while now. I’m so glad you like the way it turned out! 🙂

    • says

      Thank you Cassie! So glad you like the space! I love the desk too, and I wish it was still being sold on Wayfair.com, but I haven’t seen it since I got it. Maybe they will bring it back soon. I can hope so since a lot of people seem to really like it!

    • says

      Thank you Sarah! I was so lucky to have found all of the major pieces before everything happened with my family. I’m not so sure I would have been able to have gone out and hunted for it all after. I am so glad you like it! 🙂

  13. says

    Iris, there are so many gorgeous ideas in this space I don’t know which one to pin first! I love how this style is different from your own yet you still nailed every single detail. You are one talented lady. I’m so excited for you. Sending you hugs and adding my prayers with all of the others, CoCo
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    • says

      Thank you ladies! Y’all’s closet makeover is so gorgeous! I think I’m going to draw inspiration from y’all and try that for my next ORC makeover in our home.

  14. says

    Oh…MY…………GOSH……ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? Iris this room came out great! I want my whole house to look like this! I think my favorite moment was the desk area with those cool prints. You have so much talent!

    • says

      Aw Oscar! Thank you so much friend! That means a lot coming from someone with such great taste and talent as you!

  15. says

    I’m so glad you added a picture of your dad at the end of the post. It’s such a good reminder of what really matters! I can’t imagine how hard it was to stay focused on finishing this space for your husband. I love all the little details around the room, especially the art and lighting. It’s gorgeous!
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  16. says

    Iris I love this room and how different it is from your coastal feel in the rest of your home! You have an eye for design from the desk to the sofa to all the home décor you’ve made this a space your husband and family will enjoy! I know this this ORC has been tough and I continue to have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Bravo on yet another beautiful ORC my friend! XOXO, Sarah
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