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Taking Comfort

There’s a quote from Neale Donald Walsch that goes like this: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

I could not disagree more.

We need our comfort zones and should hold them sacred. Whether it’s a special corner in your home or, if you have more space, a certain room, it’s essential that we have places to unwind and relax.

Having that comfort zone helps us be courageous and adventurous. Simply knowing we can retreat to our special place can give us the strength to weather illness, sorrow, despair and whatever else the world throws our way.

Men and women both.

It’s not just women who want comfort zones.

In fact, men will frequently tell me they don’t care about style – they just want to be comfortable.

Of course, that’s not entirely true. They want manly comfort, which is what we’re taking a look at this month, and their wives want a room that’s not completely devoid of style.

Setting the bar.

Chances are, you’ll want a wet bar in a man cave. Keep it casual with wooden bar seating featuring metal straps with exposed screws holding the back to the seat.

Keep clutter to a minimum, but use a distinctive decorative item, like these antique seltzer bottles, to pick up the shine of recessed lighting.

A bar table is a fresh alternative with a cozier feeling. Its iron base features a unique mechanical crank for adjusting the height of the table. It’s the kind of detail that conveys masculinity while remaining dignified. Nailheads punctuate the canvas upholstered chairs around the bar table.

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