A Dream House for Dad

A Dream House for Dad

Annie Werbler
Jun 17, 2011

My dad likes baseball, electronic gadgets, not going to the doctor when he's sick, reality TV shows featuring hot ladies, and...INTERIOR DESIGN! For these and many more reasons, I am a lucky daughter. In honor of Father's Day I've put together a dream home that any clean line-loving modern dad would enjoy.

In the living room, there's an abundance of earth tones with just a hint of reflection in glass and metal finishes. Fabric patterns are solid, woven, or feature simple contrasting lines. Throw in some dark leather, burled wood, and a pretty chandelier to keep Mom happy. After all, Dad always says "happy wife equals happy life."

The kitchen has black cabinetry with some exposed cupboards, all accented by butcher block countertops and matching wooden hardware. The old herringbone floor and industrial lighting further complement the straightforward but refined masculine vibe.

Subtle stripes on the bedroom walls give a little bit of life to the otherwise serene space. A natural wooden bed, unfussy white linens, slender floor lamps, abstract art, and a plaid blanket finish off the space in an airy way. Tons of a stripey marble in the bathroom and a floor-to-ceiling shower body braced by polished nickel hardware provide a luxurious way for Dad to begin and end his day.

And finally, at the back of Dad's dream house there's a simple rectangular pool for doing laps, lots of comfy lounge furniture to lay on while doing brain teaser puzzles, and a handsome dining table for feasting on grilled stuff. The property itself is beautiful, with its perfectly manicured lawn and lush assortment of healthy trees providing privacy and shade.

Dad, I can't wait to hear all about which ones you like on Sunday. Which sorts of designs does your dad like?

Images: 1. Haus Design; 2. Roman & Williams; 3. Todd Alexander Romano; 4-5. S.R. Gambrel.

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