Tom Spina, with his New York-based company, Tom Spina Designs, specializes in creating custom sculptures, mannequins, unique-themed furniture and decor, and the restoration of film props and costumes. Spina and his staff of artists also create entire themed rooms and home theaters.
Spina shares his expertise and the must-haves for a cave inspired by movie-themed horrors.
Original Movie Props
“There’s no better compliment to a themed home theater than the props or costumes actually used in the making of your favorite films,” Spina says. For a wide selection of magnificent memorabilia, check out: propstore.com
“The tables and shelving in [Wesley Cannon’s] horror man-cave appear to be made from rocks and stalagmites,” Spina says. “Design companies like mine can bring theme-park style decor into your space and really take your room to the next level.” tomspinadesigns.com
Eyeball Lights with Dimmers
“It’s critically important to present your man cave in the best possible light,” Spina says. “Small spots and floods can highlight the accents you’d like to focus on, and help obscure and add mystery to other areas.”
“If three-dimensional theming isn’t in your budget,” Spina says, “then the creative use of paint can give you the look of rusty metal, aged Venetian plaster or even copper with a heavy patina.”
“Self-explanatory!” Spina says.