ManCave Moodboards, Contests, and Great Prizes !

Let’s face it, we all have need for some personal space, even in our own homes. So whether it be a light-infused artist studio or a cool modern home office, it’s time to create a space for “him” to call his own. The ManCave Movement is all about creating a hideaway lounge where the home decor reflects his favorite things, his passion for sports and his hobbies & collectibles. In celebration of Super Bowl XLVI on Feb 5th, we take a look at some ManCave Moodboards, specifically designed to encourage male bonding and create a festive environment for entertaining family & guests and most importantly, to enjoy the Spirit of Sports

The “Hollywood Rustic ManCave” is an eclectic mix of casual rustic wares with a touch of modern cool, hollywood cowboy. In this ManCave Lifestyle, we mix up dark chocolate browns with some cool metallic finishes and cowhide rugs. Lovin’ Leather? It’s a perfect choice for upholstery to hold up to hours of game watching and offers a layer of manly ruggedness.

ManUp with Leather! For the ultimate ManCave experience, make sure to stock-up on plenty of seating for those late night boxing matches and Sunday playoff games. Depending on frame choice, you can create various lifestyles: from Traditional Man to Modern Man. One of our favs: the avant-garde Andrew Martin Hirshorn Spitfire Chair, which features an outside shell (inspired by iconic Spitfire panels) and impeccable saddle stitching. Go London Rebel with the Andrew Martin Rebel Stripes Sofa ~ totally Euro cool! Both from Occa-Home.

Display what he loves! Another ManCave must have, bookshelves & cabinets to hold his favorite things & collectibles. We love the large scale 98.4″ wide Maine Shelving Unit from Fashion For Home: a perfect fit for all his electronics & gadgets. Don’t forget the #1 ManCave Necessity – a big screen TV! Choose a modern cool low profile television console, like the Farrow 65″ Media Console from Crate&Barrel.

Create a ManCave Art Gallery. Yes, men love hanging things on walls. One great tip, style together groups of art & decor items based on his favorite sport. Our favorite source for high-end, sports related art from world renowned artists, is Spirit of Sports: Bringing the world of sports to art and the art of sports to the world. Find fine art & gifts searchable by 35 sports categories at

We’re diggin’ the “Diesel Den” which features an urban industrial vibe by Olioboard member, Arizona Designer and Stylist, Linda Quintero-Davids (nyclq) from Focal Point Styling. Make sure to check out her cool ManCave Post “Test Your Testosterone: Make Your Man A Mancave” and visit her blog for fabulous home styling and interior design ideas. 

“Who says Man Caves are only for watching the big game?” A ManCave Must Read: “Super Bowl 46: 10 Man Cave Must Haves” by Atlanta based  interior designer Jennifer Reynolds. What we love about her ManCave, she includes fabulous essentials like bold sports theme modern art, like “Block Football” by Steve Kuzma (who was commissioned by the Sarajevo Olympics Committee) available from Spirit of Sports. For a more home decor fashion style, she creatively adds pops of color with the Pantone Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango. To view Jennifer’s complete portfolio and to see her amazing interior design website, visit  Jennifer Reynolds Interiors.

The “Old Skool in Effect” Mancave combines cool leather seating, fabulous games & gadgets and eye-catching sports related art from Spirit of Sports. Moodboard created by Interior Designer Marilyn Russell of Design Magnifique, Inc. Marilyn is one of the design bloggers selected by Modenus to go on #blogtournyc. Marilyn is also one of our judges in the ”Ultimate Man Cave Design Contest which launches today! See details below!

Just in time for the Superbowl, we are launching the “Ultimate Man Cave Design Contest.” Create a crazy cool man cave and you could win a $500, $250 or $150 giftcard to spend on the Spirit of Sports website

Special Today Show Opportunity

Any 3D man cave added to the contest before 8pm EST on February Sunday 5th will have the chance to be featured on the Today Show airing Feburary 17th. So brush up on your skills and start moodboarding for this amazing opportunity.

Ultimate Man Cave Design Contest ~ Judges

Marilyn Russell
As the principal designer and founder of Design Magnifique, Inc., Marilyn’s goal is to create stunning interiors that will have a profound and life-altering effect on their owners. Marilyn strives to inspire and motivate people around her to put forth their personal best through her never-ending encouragement, support and her contagious laughter.

Andie Day
Andie Day is an award-winning interior designer whose Design for Life™ philosophy blends fashion with function to create spaces that are simultaneously alluring and practical. Andie’s inventive solutions have been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe’s “G Style” Magazine, New England Home, Kitchen and Bath Ideas®, Design New England and in NECN’s inspirational television series: Dream House.