Recognizing that not all of our readers are women, I thought it time for me to put together a more “masculine” space. Of course I (a woman) would feel absolutely at home in this richly hued “au naturel” room, as I think many women would—a compromise, perhaps, for the newlyweds fighting between shabby-chic and bachelor-pad black leather?… A cognac-colored wall sets a bold tone but then is subdued by more neutral accents. I love a single pop of orange for some extra interest. Men, what do you think? And ladies, is it livable? (-Allie)
[Clockwise from top:] Paint: Chair Spice by Behr, Alexandria Beige, Kona and Seedling by Ben by Benjamin Moore. Wine Barrel Wall Clock (25” diam.) by Ty Pennington, $249 at Grandin Road. Marcello Umbrella Holder (used as dry vase), $79.95 at Z Gallerie. Bresson Rocker, $1,798 at Anthropologie. Venetian Bamboo-Leg Table, $399 at Wisteria. Round Sardonyx Box, $19.95 at Patina. Barnard Lamp, $575 at Jayson Home & Garden. Classic Herringbone Synthetic Rug, 5×8’, $199 at Pottery Barn.