Tips & Tricks – Borrowed From the Boys
I’m getting that itch again, and although the eternal bachelor, George Clooney, may appear to be settling down, I’m beginning to entertain the need for change.
The need creeps into my brain about every two years.
I’ve lamented about it before, but now I’ve come to accept it.
Speaking of the “eternal bachelor”, segues nicely into today’s Tips & Tricks.
The idea of “borrowed from the boys” has been around for a while, and it’s having a major moment in the fashion world right now (Guilty. I’m addicted to my button up’s and blazers). I thought, why not translate that concept into interiors?
Creating a masculine interior is nothing new, but I like the idea of taking the basics of a hyper-masculine design, and mix that with something a little more feminine.
Add Something Soft
Instead of a traditional leather, opt for a softer velvet in an unexpected color – but keep it a deeper shade to stay consistent with a rich, masculine feel.
Add One Glam Piece
I consider this the equivalent of a killer statement necklace paired with that button up and blazer. One piece that’s unexpected can not only add sparkle and interest, but turn the ordinary into something special.
Keep It Natural
Trade the deeper hues for lighter, earthy shades. The natural tones mixed with clean lines and minimalist style warms up a sterile bachelor style.
For my own home, I’m starting out with the chocolate brown leather sofa… yes, the one that we’ve had for 13 years. For a while I styled it with pops of pattern and color (and dogs) like this:
Now, I’m trying to edit down, and take a simpler approach.
Here’s the work in progress…
What do you think?