Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ground your space.

 don't get me wrong.  i love a feminine, whimsical, girly, room more than the next person.  

i mean, what's not to love?  florals,...over-cushioning,.. candles,...floatiness.


unless, you're a bloke.  or you live with one.

satisfy your 'fem' urges,..have your girly room,..but make everyone *else* (tee hee) happy by grounding that room with a touch of masculinity.

personally, my favourite look is  feminine space with a masculine edge.

this is really easy to achieve.


for example, pair this stunning missoni 'avalon' rug;

with a masculine coffee table of a similar shape.. like this gorgeous mark tuckey one...

or,..have a gorgeous, feminine couch like this,...

but juxtapose it with a pair of old, worn in leather armchairs.

(i adore these chairs,..and am on the hunt for a pair of my own)..

you can also add a masculine edge to your space by adding anything 'industrial', ordered in form, or with a typographical edge.

vintage steel,..cushions with numbers or letters on them,...rows or collections of objects with similar colours and shapes.

ground your space, people,..  it will make everybody happy!

jane xx 


Claudia Lane said...

Yes I love to juxtapose too, you're so right it's just a wonderful look...
Have a great week :))

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plain jane styling said...

sure thing,. I'll take a look x