His office request? A dark and masculine retreat from the world. Walk in and you’re immediately enveloped by the all black space’s, floor to ceiling, black paneled walls. We hung wall mounted picture lights in the built-in bookcases to shine down and spotlight books and accessories…many are metallic to reflect the light, while others are white to contract to the black. Dramatic? Yes. Handsome? Very. Finally, we wondered: Just how masculine is masculine? And when we designed the wall of built-ins with black cabinet doors, we knew our answer. Those doors? They’re humidors. The special venting system we designed? Let him smoke cigars inside without affecting the rest of the house. Dark, masculine and most of all, a retreat, a place where he can return to himself.
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