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Masculine and Modern Living Room

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Women rule when it comes to home decor. Obviously there are many exceptions, but I do think that the ladies often have the final say and are sometimes more motivated to “nest” and design their spaces.

Which is why I was so excited to get this submission for, and I quote: “a contemporary manly style with a black accent wall.” Sweet! Not only is it an excellent man pad, but he wants a black accent wall. Very gutsy and stylish for sure.

Here’s the blank slate, a sweet brownstone with exposed brick and modern open staircase. The stage is already set for modern and manly.

Primary Colors + Black Accent Wall = Modern Manly

Ok, I’m a girl and I love this space too. So maybe it’s just modern and not girly-girl. Check out that black accent wall with the fireplace. Hot! It really anchors the room and isn’t overwhelming at all. I didn’t want to overload on the black, though, so grey is the main neutral for the primary pops of colors. And one very important change: to really modernize the room, the front door should be replaced with something more sleek. This one echoes the lines of the stair rail and really looks great.

Black Ceiling + Geometric Shapes = Modern Manly

If you are willing to spring for a black accent wall, why not push the envelope even more and go for a black ceiling? What I love about black ceilings is that they literall raise the roof. The height of the room becomes indistinguishable, much like on a stage set. By pushing the edges of the room out, you bring the focus into the center – where all of the action is. It’s instant drama!

Earth Tones + Clean Lines = Manly Modern

What about a color softer than black? Deep chocolate brown goes great with the warm tones of the exposed brick and hardwood floors. The entire palette is a tasteful set of earthy neutrals punctuated by a rusty orange. These scheme is a bit softer than the previous rooms, with long curtains on the front windows and a warm wood door. It’s modern and manly, with a soft touch.

Resources

 Primary/Black Accent Wall

  • Valspar Paint: Dark Kettle Black, Simply Gray
  • Big Blocks Rug, 2Modern
  • Arco Sofa, Bo Concept
  • Yellow Chair, Bo Concept
  • Ottoman, Bo Concept
  • Coffee Table, Bo Concept
  • Door, Bella Porta
  • Roller Shade, Chilewich Chalk, The Shade Store
  • Art: Meeting in the Middle III
  • Chrome Lamp, Lamps Plus
  • Pillow, Chiasso
  • Black Pillow, Chiasso

Black Ceiling/Geometric

  • Valspar Paint: Flood Tide, New Black
  • Sofa, Bo Concept
  • Wall Wool Rug, 2Modern
  • Imola Chair, Bo Concept
  • Coffee Table w/optional casters, Bo Concept
  • Zigzag floor pouf, West Elm
  • Zig zag bookshelf, Bo Concept
  • D-A Door, Dark Mahogany, Bella Porta
  • Roller Shade in Gray, The Shade Store
  • Woody Floor Lamp, Bo Concept
  • Retro Modern Art

Earth Tones/Clean Lines

  • Valspar Paint: Rich Chocolate, Thorny Brush
  • Gandia Blasco Flat Wool Rug with red, 2Modern
  • Chair, Bo Concept
  • Lounge Chair, Dark Brown Sierra Fabric, Bo Concept
  • Side Table, Bo Concept
  • Devo Round Lamp, 2Modern
  • Front Door, Vision 01, Bella Porta
  • Cotton Canvas Curtain, West Elm
  • Louis Poulsen AJ Floor Lamp, 2Modern
  • Weave Wall art, Chiasso

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