Distinguished but not too masculine

There is a fine line between creating a workspace that is distinguished but not too masculine. A space that commands respect but doesn’t intimidate. And, a space that is comfortable for both men and women.

I am working on a new project and my client loves dark everything … dark wood, dark walls, dark furniture. He loves a workspace that evokes memories of a traditional gentleman’s club or the offices of an old-school law firm.

The challenge will be to incorporate what he loves and create a space that is both warm and inviting for clients and others in the office but is a more contemporary than traditional.

A tall order – yes. Am working my way through some ideas but here are some initial images I’ve come across that I will be using as inspiration along the way.

A very masculine office space

A Tommy Smythe kitchen - love the dark & light

A Mid-Century office - Mad Men anyone?

Another kitchen - more dark & light

Lots of art, heavy frames

Dark walls, detailed wood desk, bold rug

When you think of distinguished spaces, what comes to mind?

all images via here


About Sarah

Sarah is constantly ReDesigning things. From ReDesigning spaces for others or ReDesigning herself from corporate operations whiz into interior decorator and blogger – it’s all about ReDesign.

Posted on August 4, 2011, in Blog Posts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Art deco….an actual place doesn’t spring into my head, but smooth lines of art deco period and burl walnut somehow do!

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