TV Room

Basket for Blankets

Couch c/o / Rug / Basket / Pillow / Lamp

When we bought our house, Anel knew right away that he wanted to turn a portion of the furnished basement into a man cave. This would be his space in the house, a space where he could watch a game, kick back, and relax. It turned out to be such a cozy room that we end up watching movies here together fairly often… Although I’m no man!

Because it has turned into a more common area, we tried to create a space that feels manly but not in a bachelor-pad kind of way.

The Couch

We built the room around this LoveSac Sactional in navy suede that is slightly over the top but in just the right way. What’s cool about this couch is that we can keep adding sections to it if we ever move it to a bigger space. I moved our old sisal rug (still available) from our New York apartment to this space because it’s simple and masculine while looking grown up, tying the space together. Boots loves to lay on it at night when we’re watching TV.

The Details

Anel wanted shelves to display some of his favorite things so we picked up these from Ikea and filled them with books and cool androgynous pieces from Pottery Barn like a piece of petrified coral and a decanter with matching glasses for scotch. We love to cozy up in blankets but I hate the way they look when draped everywhere so this braided basket did the trick to fit them and add a perfectly preppy touch to the space.

The Flag

The most exciting piece in the room is the giant American flag that hangs on the wall. My uncle was the Ambassador to Pakistan for many years and this flag flew above the American Embassy while he was there. He gave it to Anel as a gift and our amazing friends at Framebridge framed it for us. How awesome does it look? I don’t think you can tell from the pictures how big it is… Literally an 18-wheeler had to deliver it!

Black and White Books

American Flag

Man Cave Shelves

LoveSac Couch

Red Books

Faux Fur Blanket

Man Cave

Remote Holder

Manly Shelves

Couch: Sactional c/o LoveSac
Shelves + Media Console: Ikea
Sisal Rug, Basket, Silver Sculpture, Coral, Clock, DecanterBook Ends: c/o Pottery Barn
White Trays: West Elm
Striped Remote Holder + Topiaries: Design Darling
Lamp: Crate & Barrel
Pillows: Society Social

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  • Emily

    What a neat story to go behind the huge flag. I am sure y’all will cherish that forever!


  • your flag is amazing and the detailing on the shelves is so great. I love decorating with coral. I’ve got a bunch of smaller pieces I collected at the beach in a vase.

  • I love how you styled the space! That silver twist thing has always caught my eye on Pottery Barn’s website, and it’s neat to see it styled in a real home. Gorgeous job!


    Marie Huang

    Progression By Design

  • this couch is definitely the perfect movie-watching couch – it looks so comfy right about now! and all of the details tie in so well!