The Mr. has never shown much interest in interior design or furniture. That’s not to say he doesn’t have opinions, but they’re not passionate opinions. That is, until we walked into the Starbay showroom and he promptly declared that one day he would have a “Man Cave” filled with, and only with, Starbay furniture. (A “Man Cave,” by the way, is an area where women are not allowed where men can go to escape us and do manly things in a manly fashion, like watch sports, play poker and smoke cigars.) Recognize that shoe valet below?
There desks are pretty awesome–they have lots of drawers and lids that fold down so you can hide away your messes.Starbay has redone furniture designs from luxury ocean liners headed for India during the British campaign era. So everything is very “ship shape” which appeals to me, especially because I am a pack rat who loves to stash things away in every nook and cranny. With all the British influence here, their things do fit in quite nicely. All of their furniture is made from solid African rosewood in a very traditional way. Isn’t this fold out cot cool? It would be nice to have for extra visitors in theory, although I tried it and it wasn’t that comfortable.So if your husband develops a sudden passion for things for the home, you have to go with it. We ended up getting this nifty luncheon table for our living room. It has little extendable leaves that pull out on all four sides. But in my dream world (and with my dream home) we would have gotten one of these awesome little makeup vanity cases! I suppose this is the equivalent of a female cave!