Gone are the days of lumpy black pleather sofas and monstrous media centers. Bachelor pads have gained their own status in the world of interior design, while still maintaining the techy-gadgets men love.
Nate Berkus has perfected balancing masculine, sleek and comfortable – the holy trinity for a man’s home – in his Chicago apartment and then again when he moved to NYC (exemplified above).
This apartment designed by Nicole Cohen has a mid-century edge that screams sexy! I love the emerald green sofa, fur throw, vintage lucite chairs and graffiti on the walls.
The key to creating a masculine space that’s not too cold or sterile is to layer textures. Note the mix of leather, concrete, faux-fur, lucite, natural wood, velvet, metals and wool in the storyboard I created below.
Jayson Home Faux Horns // Target Green Tortoise Shell // Jayson Home Chinnery White Horse
Restoration Hardware Kensington Sofa // Overstock Nova Tilt Arc Lamp // CB2 Element Coffee Table
West Elm Everett Armchair // Stone Textile Studio Tuxedo Pillow // West Elm Obmre Throw (on sale!)
CB2 Prime Media Console // West Elm Glass Bottles with Wood Stoppers // Whiskey Rocks
Crate & Barrel Libations Bar Cart // Ikea Stockholm Rand Rug