Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Borrow from the Boys

Coco Chanel, Katharine Hepburn and Diane Keaton all did it best. They know how to borrow from the boys with style and still be feminine. It is the same concept when designing a space. Just as you would mix a men's white shirt and fedora with pearls, you can mix a rustic leather chair with a glam chandelier. Just as you would throw on a biker jacket with a floral dress, you can put a Pendleton wool blanket on white hotel bedding. It is all about creating balance. Too much floral and glitz is just too much. Too much leather and deer heads is just too much. Why not mix the two and make the space his just as much as hers. Here are just a few ways to have your space saying I can hang with the guys and I am still a lady.

glam chandelier from Horchow. rustic leather chair from Crate and Barrel.

crisp hotel sheets from William Sonoma. wool blankets by Pendleton.

wood deer head from Velocity. Girly Bed from Anthropologie.

french feminine chair from Horchow. manly leather ottoman from Restoration Hardware.

mother of pearl mirror from Wisteria. Metal Chest from Restoration Hardware.

My favorite Tomboys Coco, Katharine and Keaton.

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1 comment:

  1. WOW!
    I'm a bit behind on reading your blogs.
    But I was curious about this blog based on title.
    I'm so glad I went back to find it.
    I LOVED it.
    I always feel so bad when my husband has to put up with my girly girl decorating.
    This fixes everything!
    I am already mixing it up.....and hubby is helping.
    Guess He too likes the idea.
    I'm going to need your help with final touches.
    Thank you Thank you