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Man Caves Are As Individual As The Guys Who Inhabit Them

Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID NCIDQ Publication: The Miami Herald, October 18 Builder: Robinette Homes
Text: Jana Soeldner Danger Photographer: Randall Cordero

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Wood & Leather - This man cave by interior designer Eloise Kubli features wood ceiling beams, hand scraped wood flooring and a granitetopped bar. For game nights, there are a billiard table and dart board.

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Even today, women seem to make most of the decisions on home décor. So where in the world can a guy go to escape from feminine influence and feel like a real cave man?

That’s easy: a man cave. Wikipedia, that fount of all facts and knowledge, defines a man cave as “a place to be alone, to be away from women and from female sensibilities, to indulge in hobbies, and to hang out with male friends.”

Common Elements
Man caves can be as individual as guys are, but they seem to have a few elements in common.

“Lots of wood, leather, sexy lighting is preferred,” says interior designer Eloise Kubli, owner of Collective Construction and Design in Plantation.

In the man cave, the furnishings and style are different from the rest of the house.

Leather and Wood
Not surprisingly, a large budget can buy a very luxurious man cave. Kubli designed one for a wealthy client that features horizontal wood ceiling beams, reclaimed, hand scraped wood flooring and dark wood wainscoting.

Copper insets gleam from the base of a wet bar and complement punched bronze light fixtures with bases drilled into the granite bar top. Bar stools have dark wood bases and distressed leather upholstery. A refrigerator and icemaker keep beverages cold, and for game nights, there is a billiards table and dart board. A large screen TV is positioned for watching sports. Burnished LusterStone gives the ceiling and walls a metallic look to blend with the copper accents. <<<

This home has received a National Dream Home Award and an ASID Design Excellence Award. Read more about this project

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Eloise Kubli is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Arthur Kubli is a General Contractor licensed in Florida and numerous other states. Both Kublis have received numerous industry awards for their work. Established in 1983, Collective Construction & Design, Inc. is proud to be certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council as a Women's Business Enterprise.

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