With Father’s Day come thoughts of men and boys and the rooms they live in.
Captain Frederick Gustavus Burnaby, Tissot
I thought that since Father’s day is this Sunday I’d feature some rooms that I’ve saved in my files, rooms that have what I consider (in my humble opinion) a masculine vibe.
So pack your bags…and hop in the car…
I lean towards the look of what is so often, in the design world, referred to as club or lodge look. I also associate those two words with a masculine leaning. I confess the club look I lean towards makes me think of an imagined London men’s club complete with dark oak, raised panel walls, over-sized club chairs and/or wing back chairs and lots of leather, paisley, plaid and tweed, and campaign furniture.
My very first visit to London Hubby and I visited Harrods where there used to be a little dining place called the Trafalgar bar…it was a spot for shoppers (probably the men who accompanied their wives) who wanted to sip a pint and enjoy a tea sandwich.
It was furnished with high-back wing back chairs that were upholstered in a wool flannel plaid fabric and there were dark oak round tables with dark oak paneled walls. I loved it. We were there in March and the room felt warm and cozy.
It was probably just after that vacation that I felt I had a clear idea of how I wanted our home to be furnished. I’ve stayed pretty true to that vision for the most part.
I realize that a lot of the images I’ve included are bathrooms. I guess that’s because our guest bath is in need of a renovation and that has been on my mind during my search. 🙂
What could be more manly than an explorer and a map?
Wouldn’t it be great to have a bathroom large enough to have a comfy leather chair to rest in?
Image via Slim Paley
I could imagine a man enjoying cooking in this kitchen!
All you guys out there, have a wonderful week! We’ll keep you in our thoughts when we design…maybe.
Linda Coble said:
What wonderful photos! It sure makes me want to re-visit the UK. I would say that you have done a fantastic job of remaining true to your Anglophile focus in decorating your home. It’s stunning! While I’m happy with my home, I often wish my own tastes weren’t quite so eclectic.
Thank you, you are so generous with your praise.
I think it’s being eclectic that makes a home have personality and comfort. Your home reflects your tastes and the beautiful environment that Bainbridge Island offers. Would could be better?