Cigar aficionados, it’s time for you to rejoice. Gone are the days when you have to leave home to smoke your after-dinner cigar. Whether alone or with friends, now’s the time to light up in your own cigar room, lounge back, lightly liquor up and lock your door. Set aside selected evenings for your unapologetic cigar smoking, at home.
As any cigar connoisseur knows so well, smoking cigars is a lifestyle pleasure – most often associated with prestige and self-assurance. In particular, the latter. Who doesn’t remember that scene in the film, GI Jane, when Demi Moore’s character, seated on a veranda and dressed in a plush, white terrycloth robe, smokes a cigar with her legs crossed and extended over a mid-high table. In that cigar moment, Moore’s character made the decision to fight back and salvage her career as the first female Navy Seal. Hooyah! Like most, cigar connoisseurs have known for some time that cigars and winning routinely go together: from business mergers, weddings, births, victorious sporting events to high-profiled, celebrity events.
But there’s more to cigar smoking than victory. It’s a sacred rite. The ritual can be a time of quiet reflection away from outside distractions; or a time to engage in conversation with intimates; or a time to read a great book; or an excuse to experience the joy of doing nothing: JOMO at its best. With there always something on the agenda to do – some daily work obligation to complete or social event to attend – the cigar connoisseur knows that, sometimes, in order to go above and beyond, you first have to relax, ruminate and recharge in a contemplative atmosphere.
Rings of well earned smoke is an art form to the cigar purist. Knowing this, the ceremonial act of cigar smoking should occur in a room that honors such veneration. And fortunately, today’s luxe cigar rooms include filtration systems that essentially make your room a hassle-free and smokeless domain, while incorporating the hottest design styles currently available.
A mix of grays, neutrals and rustic colors can be seen in this room. Having the walls a gray color allows for a bold contrast with the brown square-shaped furniture and, overall, enhances the design geometrics of the room. The monochrome color allows for the use of furniture and other accessories to set the room’s tone: industrial chic.
Demi Moore, the sexy, cigar-smoking provocateur that she is, once said: “There’s something about smoking a cigar that feels like a celebration. It’s like fine wine. There’s a quality, a workmanship, a passion that goes into the smoking of a fine cigar.” And the same could be said for this cigar room.
This contemporary space has fluidity and follows a strict format of balance, clean lines and minimal decor. In other words, a Bogie and Bacall layout.
Humphrey Bogart said: “People who don’t drink are afraid of revealing themselves.” What would Bogart say about smoking cigars and drinking some smooth cognac in this cigar room?
Clean and unadorned. This room incorporates lots of natural materials like wood and light. Silk velvet furniture pieces serve as the focal points of this space. The modern, airy vibe is created by the glass walls, beamed ceiling and furniture arranged in a way that make the space feel open and expansive.
For the cigar aficionado who desires to live in Los Angeles, this cigar room is beckoning you. Bring your bravado and Black Dragons.
This retro – vintage inspired – styled room is a derivative or imitative of eras gone by. It creates a nostalgia for the trends, music, modes, fashions or attitudes reminiscent of the past.
It’s been said that to smoke is human; to smoke cigars is divine. And to smoke cigars in this space would be legendary. You’d be making new memories and turning them into your favorite pastime.
This Georgian-styled room is marked by symmetry and proportion and is based on the classical architecture of Greece and Rome, as revived in Renaissance architecture.
In this cigar room, can you not imagine the portly and jowly, Sir Winston Churchill, waving his cigar, lecturing to other male members of the power elite and transforming history?
Or a cedar-lined, cigar-drawer humidor also does not disappoint.
Become the cigar devotee that you are: intoxicate yourself in the rich, aromatic fragrance of cigars in a cigar room of your own. Imagine yourself seated, with a cigar in your winning hand and feeling a deep appreciation and respect for the pleasures this ritual and your room bring to you. As the English author, Evelyn Waugh, said: “The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar.” Words to live by.
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