Look! Vintage Masculine

Look! Vintage Masculine

Grace Shu
Apr 6, 2009

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...

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

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

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

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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