Feminine & Masculine Decorating

May, 2010
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Feminine Decorating
Masculine Decorationg
And When They Intersect . . .
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Dear Jane-Marie,
decoratorHello!  A beautiful weekend is in store for all of us so that we can celebrate the start of summer and honor those who have given us this free country!  Be sure to thank a veteran or someone serving in active duty when you pass them at the store or at events around town!

Lately, I've been working with a lot of clients who wonder about masculine versus feminine decorating.  I thought I'd highlight some new products that show each look - run them by your significant other or friends and see what they think.  You never know, maybe your husband is fine living with pink and you just never knew it!  Click here for some key components to each style.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Feminine:  Hot Pinks, Yellows, Seagreens, Turquoise . . .
Jackie von Tobel's signature fabric collection is what we've all been waiting for in green design - natural fabrics that don't look like burlap!  She uses only the finest natural and organic fibers and an eco-friendly printing process to create a coordinated collection of fabrics and pillows.  I'm dreaming up a girl's bedroom or a grouping of pillows for a sofa in a sunroom.  Super refreshing!

suzani pillowfabric #1
fabric #2paisley pillow

feminine living room

Living Room designed by Embellishments Design Studio.

Masculine:  Earthy, Streamlined, High Contrast
These original pieces from Edwina Hunt would appeal to the males in your family as well as those looking for a streamlined, organic look.  Lots of high contrast between dark and light is also very appealing for this design aesthetic.

stoolmirrored tray

Contact me for special pricing.

masculine bedroom

Master Bedroom designed by Embellishments Design Studio.
And When The Feminine & Masculine Intersect . . .
library This sitting room is being converted to a music room and library after Embellishments Design Studio worked with the homeowner to design a wall of cabinetry.  The feminine ottoman and punches of bright colors that the homeowner added help tone down the angular (masculine) lines of the built-ins. 
Embellishments Design Studio provides interior decorating, space planning and color consultations, as well as custom window treatment designs and staging services so that you can transform the house you live in into the home you love!

Jane-Marie Bloomberg
Embellishments Design Studio