A client's master bedroom - mixing masculine with feminine

Happy Monday! I wanted to share with you a new design plan I created for clients of mine, a husband and wife, who are absolutely terrific! They asked me to help them update their master bedroom. They wanted to keep a few items from their existing room, two matching lamps (nickel finish base with a black shade) and a black dresser. Using these items as my starting point, and some inspiration from Windsor Smith, here is the plan I created for their master bedroom.

Because this bedroom is for a husband and wife, with each having an equal interest in the outcome of the room, I wanted the room to have a good balance of masculine and feminine styles. I also like the way mixing masculine with feminine elements can create interest in a room, with each style playing off each other. Typically speaking, masculine versus feminine style can be described as, hard vs. soft, minimal vs. embellished and dark/muted vs. light/bright.

Below are some examples of how I mixed masculine with feminine for this room:
1.  Headboard: charcoal gray fabric (masculine) with wingback style and button tufted (feminine).
2.  Curtains: navy blue (masculine) with silk taffeta fabric, not to mention having curtains! (feminine).
3.  X-benches: navy blue (masculine) with nailhead trim (feminine).
4.  Casegoods: black dresser (masculine) with caramel toned, bow front bedside tables (feminine).
5.  Wall decor: black picture frames (masculine) with inlay mirror and cream grasscloth wallpaper (feminine).
6.  Chair: Wassily chair in leather with silk, lavender pillow
7.  Overall colors: black, charcoal gray and navy blue (masculine) with cream and lavender (feminine).

So what do you think, does mixing masculine with feminine work? Could this be the solution for you?

p.s. I am happy to provide the source for any of the above items, just send me an email.

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