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Before we start, the term ‘elegant masculine interior’ isn’t just for the men in our lives. Yes, dark woods, clean lines and robust textures have a masculine vibe for sure, but there’s something so timeless about this style of design that makes it applicable to any home.

Today I wanted to share seven spaces which incorporate masculine design elements, where comfort, form and function are combined effortlessly. Timed perfectly with Father’s Day around the corner, we’ve also pulled together some of our favourite pieces from our Elegant Masculinity category to showcase gift ideas for the man in your life. Scroll down to be inspired!

Image credit: Leclair Décor

Proving how to add warmth perfectly to a monochrome space, the design team at Leclair Décor have used hints of tan, greenery and brass to this show home. It just goes to show how you can lift what is potentially a plain white box room found in so many new builds, with the clever placement of furniture and accessorising. 


Image credit: Craftberry Bush

A tan leather sofa is the epitome of masculine interior style, and this latest homeware shoot from lifestyle blog Craftberry Bush proves how stylish they can look in the right silhouette. Not only does this sofa ‘pop’ against the black shelving units, but the printed rug grounds it in space. 


Image credit: Style by Emily Henderson. Photography: Zeke Photography

Emily Henderson proves once again why she’s the queen of mid-century styling with this office makeover. The use of ink blue walls provides the perfect backdrop to a monochrome gallery wall layout. If you’re wondering what metallics to be using with tans and blues, brass and gold accents are ideal for adding warmth.


Image credit: Studio McGee

When considering light fixtures in a masculine space, look for clean angular lines, such as this pendant light used in Studio McGee’s mid-century modern dining room makeover. The juxtaposition of the solid wood table and jet-black Eames chairs against the printed rug shouldn’t work but it just does – proving as always Studio McGee have the perfect eye for design. 


Image credit: Jen Samson Design. Photography: Chad Mellon

I’m not sure whether it’s this stunning light fixture or the shiplap wall, but I’m getting a distinct “boating clubhouse” feel for this space from Jem Samson Design. This custom-built seating area creates a clever focal point in this entrance space and shows how to utilise a corner of your home that could otherwise be forgotten about. 


Image credit: Reena Sotropa. Photography: Phil Crozier

Another use of shiplap walls, but this time in a stunning monochrome dining space. Although I’d love to see some more greenery added to this room for an injection of colour, I love how the height of the ceilings is maximised with the clever placement of the surfboard on display – a great idea for those pieces of sporting memorabilia you’ve got stashed away in the spare bedroom, no? 


Image credit: Mindy Gayer. Photography: Lindsay Stetson Thompson

It wouldn’t be an interiors feature without showcasing some kind of bathroom set-up, right? Industrial elements such as subway tiles and crittall glass scream elegant masculine style, and this shower room doesn’t disappoint. Brass finishes stop the space from looking too clinical, while the marble adds a luxe finish. The beauty of this space is that it marries modern and traditional perfectly, suitable for both new and older properties. 



Spoil the man in your life this Father’s Day with a gift from our latest collection – from art prints, to decorative accessories, or even a photo frame of your favourite memory together, we have a plethora of stylish options to choose from!


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