Monday, April 4, 2016

For The Single Man

As women, our inclination is to decorate our spaces to suit our personal tastes. If we’re married, the following question presents itself: how do we blend masculine and feminine style, a topic much written about (and for another day).

Over the weekend, I was with a group of friends hanging out a single male friend’s place, and it was decorated with what are consistently favorites of the male sex: wood plank floors and walls, a leather sofa, a large TV, and a bar. It was a true bachelor pad, and it was very cool. It was comfortable and fun and fit his lifestyle perfectly.

It got me thinking about masculine style and how men go about setting up their spaces when there is no woman in their life. These days defining styles as “masculine” or “feminine” can be grounds for criticism but there is still some truth to the generality that most men prefer to decorate with specific elements (ahem, I’m looking at you wood and leather).

Let’s recognize there is an allure to the bachelor pad done well. Masculine style by definition includes wood, leather, brass, his hobbies, dark hues, and spaces that fluctuate between rustic cabin and gentlemen’s club. Masculine leaning living spaces take shape with the textures, hues, and elements found in these spaces:

 black and wood chairs


 masculine living room space


 gentlemens loft

bk interiors

 leather sofa plaid pillows

 black shelving leather chair


 leather chesterfield

 motorcycle in loft

rue mag x 2

leather sofa masculine space

johnson McLeod

 masculine casual dining space


masculine bathroom


 masculine home office

style at home

 home office dark walls


 masculine office


masculine closet wood shelves

robert Elliott

 leather headboard masculine bedroom

siemasko + verbridge

 masculine bedroom


 black and brass kitchen


 black kitchen leather stools


black kitchen croc stools

elle decor

Sure these spaces are guy friendly but ladies let’s admit, they’re pretty amazing!

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