Look! Vintage Masculine

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A few weeks ago, there was a raging debate happening at the office: How to argue effectively with your significant other. It spawned from an episode from This American Life when Ira Glass interviews a marital researcher, John Gottman, who observes successful and unsuccessful marriages in a quest to figure out what the successful, happy ones are doing right. Since we’ve featured a lot of ultra-feminine interiors in the past and received lots of comments about how some partners wouldn’t be too keen; we decided it was high time to focus on the opposite: Summer Allen-Gibson from DesignisMine recently did a great post about “vintage masculine,” described as “dark wood, deep colors, and antique accents.” Take a look at some of our favorite interiors from her collection (and their feminine counterparts!) after the jump…

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Love the color palette of this home office (and that bookcase is awesome).
Feminine counterpart: PinkLoveBrown’s old home office.

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Rustic elegance and clever pillows in this living room.
Feminine counterpart: Erin Featherston’s Parision Living Room featuring in Domino Magazine.

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Words cannot describe how badly we want this vintage flat file.
Feminine counterpart: Bits & Bobbin’s card catalog organizer

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Dark grey and black give even the simplest dishes and glasses some edge.
Feminine counterpart: Martha Stewart’s Faux Bois Wallpaper Cabinet.

Check out all of Summer’s picks at DesignisMine; and if you’re curious about how to argue effectively with your significant other, you can listen to “The Sanctity of Marriage” episode here.



[ Photos via DesignisMine ]

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