I’m curious: what does “feminine” decorating mean to you? To me, feminine style is comfortable, beautiful, and most of all, personal. It doesn’t all have to be about cupcakes and ruffles…although I wouldn’t turn down the cupcake! The home I have chosen to share today is unabashedly feminine, but with a healthy dose of white, eclectic worldly finds, and even a bit of industrial concrete. Let’s have a look around, shall we?
This incredible space was designed by The Cross Design, and when I first spied it in Canadian House & Home Magazine, my jaw dropped. The eclectic mix of styles and materials is what really makes it sing to me: an antique carved wood daybed, acrylic coffee table, sparkly (!) hide rug, fluffy sheepskin, concrete shelving, and a luxurious pile of cushions in pinks, grays, taupes, and brown.
There are many objects to covet here, I think what I love most of all about this space is the mood: relaxed, serene, utterly laid-back. I could envision myself contentedly whiling away an afternoon listening to music, reading, and sipping tea here. Couldn’t you? Each small detail feels so personal and thoughtful, from the gemstones scattered on the Saarinen side table, to the wooden beads casually draped atop the concrete shelf.
Elsewhere in the home we find glimmering mirrored mosaic tiles, lovely little handmade finds like that concrete teacup planter above, and even a polka dot-lined kitchen cabinet. No corner of this home has been left to chance!
In the bedroom, raspberry grasscloth wallpaper makes a bold statement. It adds enough oomph that the bedding can be plain white and just punched up with a few colorful accent pillows. I believe that in feng shui, pink is good luck in the bedroom, too! :)
One of the best ways to make a plain, sterile bathroom feel personal is to swap out that boring, standard-issue medicine cabinet with a real mirror; this one is an antique, and looks absolutely stunning!
So, what do you think? Are you a fan of feminine style? For me, with a husband and rambunctious little boy at home, I think I am craving femininity and serenity more than ever. Ha! And actually, I really do think that our surroundings have a big impact on our emotions, and the general mood of a home and the people in it, so why not try to harness some of the calm, peaceful, femme energy shown here?
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(images: interior design by The Cross Design; first spied in Canadian House & Home Magazine)