1.27.2011

Personal Style Defined: Masculine

Welcome back to another addition of Personal Style Defined! This week Jill of jill gg's good life for less and I are taking a look at masculine inspired design and fashion.


 I personally love a hint of masculinity in a room. You always want to balance out your decor so it isn't too far one way or the other.  So for example, if you have a romantic style to your home decor, throw in a tailored piece such as a pinstripe blanket or a plaid pillow to bring the frilliness down a notch.  Makes for more visual interest, and we all love visual interest, no?

Here are some great examples of masculine style used in interiors:


The tailored bedding and pinstripe headboard lend a masculine touch to this bedroom. 


Dark colors and minimalistic lines gives this bathroom a manly appeal.


Man up your living area with a simple gray sofa, clean chrome accents and burlwood.


This sexy bar nook carved into a built-in is just what the Dr. ordered. That kind of sounded like a pick-up line, didn't it?  I'm really running with this masculine theme!



 I love how every ounce of wall space, including the moldings, built-ins and curtains are painted in this gorgeous dark blue.  This is one man-cave I wouldn't mind retreating to!



And last but not least, I couldn't help but include a scene from the set of Mad Men.  Jill and I were just talking about how much we love the set design the other day.  It's 60's masculine style at it's finest!  Too bad Don isn't in this shot, huh Jill?

I can't wait to see what Jill has picked out for masculine styled fashion! I know I for one have been loving the clean, tailored lines of menswear inspired looks lately.  Let's go check it out!

all images via houzz

4 comments:

  1. ohhhhh... great rooms Jackie! The blue walls and curtains are so alluring, I just LOVE that look. And I just love that you included a Mad Men shot - where is DON!?!? Ha!

    I loved exploring masculine, I like it way more than I thought I would!

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  2. I love the subtle pinstripe on the headboard!! I am hunting a fabric for my own headboard, I'm so confused.

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  3. DOH! That living room with the big burled wood table and flokati? Well, I just shat myself.

    Mwah!
    Shannan

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  4. Love that black bathroom with the sleek sinks!

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