Megan's post on Monday about complimentary colors
has been on my mind a lot. I've been thinking about how we attribute different styles to the sexes. Megan and I are friends for lots of reasons, and speaking to our design sensibilities we have a LOT in common. We both gravitate to a clean aesthetic, and typically, like she said, we both lean slightly masculine in design preferences. I wanted to highlight a few amazing chairs, and talk about how they read; are they masculine, feminine, or a nice balance?
In this picture I'm looking specifically at the amazing black, white, and pink stripped dreamy club chair on the right. I LOVE this chair. I love it because it is clean lined, bright and bold and reminds me that whimsy is a great element in a room. This chair is quite possibly the most masculine thing in this very girly room, while it's shape is 100% male, the hot pink stripe is not. That's why I say this chair is a great balance between the two sexes.
This chair is 100% female. I know some of my husbands friends who would refuse to sit in this chair as it might lead to talking about feelings and the tweezing of eyebrows. Thin curvy legs and arms+ bold floral pattern=super feminine.
I would say these chairs are a good balance between the male and female. The color could go either way, the simplicity and lack of upholstery is masculine, the line and scale is more feminine. What's your take?
I picked this chair as the counterpoint to the feminine orange and white chair above. It is the same color combination; however, this chair is decidedly masculine. From the choice of materials to the squatness of the shape and the simplicity of the design this is a man's chair; or a woman like me who just loves the fresh presentation!
When designing a room I generally like to keep a good balance between feminine and masculine. Even if you choose one of these decidedly male/female chairs you can always counter the chair with another element in a room. I like everyone to feel comfortable in a space, whether they wear a skirt or a tie.