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


  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!

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

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


  4. Love that black bathroom with the sleek sinks!