Some of our favorite spaces exemplify what founding editor of Domino Magazine， Deborah Needleman， describes as the perfectly imperfect home —； one that’s both lived in and loved. So much of achieving thatlook comes down to striking the right balance in your decor， from the shape and scale of your furniture to the color palette to the amount of light sources in the room.
Thanks in part to ourFall catalog， we’；ve been talking a lot aboutthe juxtaposition between masculine and feminine elements that work together to createthatwell-balanced space. So we thought we’；d share some rooms we think illustrate this perfect balance and what makes them work.zip code pillows wholesale
Color is an obvious way to express a more masculine look. The darker， the better. The rich， earthy chocolate walls of thisoffice instantly warm the room while allowing the accents of purple to really pop without feeling overly feminine.We love the way these two colors play off one another.
This thread of harmoniouscontrast is carriedthroughout the room. For examplesolid throw pillow covers， thecurves of the skirted desk chair partner perfectly with the strong lines andsharp angles of the desk.
Is there anything that screams masculinity more than brown leather？ Didn’t think so! But the curved silhouette and tufted details of the Camden Headboard soften the style to make it a flattering fit in any decor. Withthis headboard， you get the best of both worlds —； a strong fabric with a soft shape.
Bedding is another way to bring balance to the bedroom. Trade in thatfloral comforter for a gender-neutral color scheme. Here，we useda moody blue velvet quilt and paired it with a lighter duvetwith a subtle pattern.
This room is a perfect study in blendingmasculine and feminine styles. The Ellis Table Lamp， Elise Sconces and sunburst mirror add glamorous touches of gold while the black chandelier and iron frameof the Durham Cocktail Table provide masculine contrast. The upholstered pieces in the room strike a similar balance： an elegantlycurvy wingchair in soft linen is paired with a gentleman’；sheavyleather armchair (which is really a recliner!) complete with brass nailheads.
Combining styles from different eras not only gives a more collected look that lends a sense of story to your home， but italso helps achieve that balance between the masculine and feminine. Think about a mid-century modern piece with its sleek lines and minimalist detailscompared to the distinctly feminine and ornate styling of a Victorian armchair. Some furniture styles have a gender， and to create a collected feel， we love to see those different styles blended! Here， the classic curves and carved details of the Louis Chair are a perfect foil to the more masculine，industrial-style pieces in the room， like the Durham Desk and the Allen Stool.
Designer Bill Peace is the master of creating lived in luxury that unites masculine and feminine decor.The generous use of velvet doesn’t feel overly refined when mixed with other materials， like leather， linen and metal. He also uses lots of neutralsand solids to balance out the sultryshapesof the more classical pieces in the room， such as thecurved armsand flared legs of the Bedford Chair. Finally， he strikes the right chord with a mix oftraditional pieces and tufted details(like our Lacquer Louis Stooland London Coffee Table) with themore masculine， clean lines of theGraham Sofa and Conley Settee.
Textures are another great way to celebrate the yin and yang of decorating. The chunky teak wood of our Blake Side Tablesgives offarustic， masculine vibe， while a trio of our Garden District Mirrors feels more refined and polished.
Heavy， dark woods are a no-brainer in terms of bringingthat masculinity into a room. In this living room， webalancedthat grounding forcewiththe airy and delicate detailsof theCosette 10-Light Chandelier.
Creatingbalance can be tricky， but， ultimately， it creates a more inviting space that you and your family will enjoy.
For more design inspiration， visit our Pinterest Boards， or find more gorgeous rooms in our Photo Gallery.
Coloured blocks add subtle lighting for walking areas.
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For those of you who know my neighbor, Sara (...see my posts on her delicious homemade pasta recipes!)? her husband, Michele (pronounced in Italian “mee-keh-leh”) has the most amazing garden I have ever seen. If you walk in their front yard, you are not going to find an HGTV perfectly manicured garden. Rather you are going to find a gentleman with an amazing green thumb! Michele has the capacity to grow everything and anything! Here, you will find cacti sharing the same container alongside basil….it’s absolutely incredible. He grows so many different kinds of herb, flowers, plants, etc….all together. No fancy equipment, soil, nor professional gardener….it’s just Michele, his hand held garden shears,? and watering can…..Sicilian style! Let me give you a quick tour!