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Melvill and Moon: Tips To Designing A Space For Dad

How do you celebrate the true hero in your home? Father’s day is only a few more days away so if you haven’t yet made a plan, don’t worry. We have you covered with top tips and gift suggestions from Melvill and Moon.

A mobile bar

Carving out a special retreat for dad in your home does not need to be difficult. Add a bar counter and some stools to an entertainment space and dad will surely light up with jubilation! The Djinn Bar from Melvill and Moon is a portable piece of furniture designed along Campaign Furniture lines. It consists of three separate pieces of furniture. Each piece, although part of the Djinn Bar, has its own separate use. The Bar which has 10 separate compartments for bottles and glasses is perfect at a picnic or on the tailgate of your 4×4, game viewer or Estate vehicle. The base that the Bar sits on is also designed to be used as a tray. The set of legs, with leather top straps, provides a small useful luggage rack.

Now for the stools… Melvill and Moon have a really awesome classic bar stool of heavy duty quality design. This chair is strong enough to survive the likes of any commercial bar. Available in Walnut, Mahogany or Pine with various colour choices of canvas backrests and seats.

Another convenient and ‘anywhere’ seating solution is their Tripod Shoot Seat. The seat is made from Stained Bovine Vegetable tan Leather, the legs Walnut and all the fittings are of solid brass. A shoulder carry strap is a feature of the stool as well as a canvas carry bag, which has an adjustable leather shoulder strap. Very typically used on grouse and pheasant shoots in England and Scotland.

Entertainment and Drinks

Almost any dad will appreciate a quiet spot to unwind, have fun or enjoy a couple of drinks. Melvill and Moon’s Tea Tray and Stand complements the Djinn bar and may be used as a tea tray and stand in the field while possibly the Djinn bar serves as an elegant drinks bar on the tailgate of your vehicle. The tray can be used for glasses, cucumber sandwiches and snacks. Used all over the world in the field.

Fancy a game of backgammon? A beautiful roll-up set is an ideal gift idea this Father’s Day. Give dad a chance to unwind with friends or family and enjoy some friendly banter over one of the oldest known board games in history.

What about a place for drinks? A drum roll for the best bottle carrier/ cooler shaped in the round! The Djembe Wine Cooler has space for 4 bottles or 3 with stacked glasses. It is therefore very versatile and practical for picnics and parties, beaches and birthdays.

Dad on the go

Is your dad a natural explorer with places to go and people to see? The Bulawayo Bag a great gift idea. It is fully lined with useful interior pockets. Furthermore, it is constructed from good strong cotton canvas. Thanks to the fine leather finishes around the zip and handles, the Bulawayo Bag won’t look out of place in more refined surroundings.

And last, but not least, a bold canvas hat with oilskin trim will surely keep your dad’s head protected and look equally stylish when he is out and about.


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