Design that seamlessly marries masculine and feminine aesthetics makes for edgy, sophisticated interiors with a dynamic twist. The clever tension of opposites begets intelligent, unexpected mixology and subtle drama. We’re loving the genre-bending vibe conjured by dueling masculine and feminine silhouettes. From soulful curves to sharp architectural lines, we’ve rounded up our favorite abodes that feature raw androgynous appeal. Their irresistible vibes are full of artful, handsome detail and organic touches. These impeccably curated rooms are the best of both worlds.
Take a page from the Italians, anchoring masculine geometry with supple feminine counterpoints. This small bedroom makes the most of its tiny size by merging iconic lighting with a lust-worthy bookshelf and ample natural light. The combination of subtle geometry and unaffected cool is charismatic and bold.
Cool dove grays and pure whites feel sublimely sophisticated when highlighted by statement art in deep blue hues. Edited, sleek furniture in soft ethereal shades strikes the perfect balance of confident and relaxed.
This Memphis estate mixes classic and traditional forms with seamless pops of color. We especially love the soaring drama of the sky-high bed canopy and low platform bed pairing. Nothing reads stately drama like a spectrum of neutral hues and textural layering.
A master of restrained elegance, this stunning boudoir adeptly blends textural tweeds, contemporary art, and important vintage. The use of sculptural form and the odd flourish of metallic counterpoints provide an ideal foil for an understated neutral palette.
Vanessa Traina routinely nails the borrowed-from-the-boys aesthetic. The Los Angeles apartment by The Line, her brick-and-mortar and online store, is no exception. To get the look, go for sumptuous black leather furnishings, warm woods, and organic linens.
Ground bold hues with dark, moody shades. This free-of-frills look is impactful and modern, beautifully highlighting antique statement pieces with quieter, contemporary fixtures. The stark absence of throw pillows is decidedly non-feminine.
The unexpected harmony of warm woods and cool gray hues within this neutral space is inviting and charismatic. Smooth linen and subdued prints provide a high-contrast, spirited mood.
Light hues and rich textures lend a feminine edge to the bright architectural appeal of this artful abode. The curvature of sculptural furnishings against a sharp statement canopy bed adds dimension and depth.
This epic slumber chamber by the inimitable Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors is the epitome of maximalist chic. The warmth of texture floor to ceiling (and walls) surrounds you for one gigantic (and cozy) hug. The vintage décor elevates the eclectic palette of brown, beige, and blonde tones.
This bedroom proves navy can feel handsome and curated with the proper execution. Highlighting contemporary, clean lines with warm timber architecture adds a luxe dose of soul.
This bedroom combines thoughtful materiality, warm woods, and a pop of metallic hue. The modern, light-filled space is masterfully pared-down and serene.
The allure of the immaculate all-white space is never lost on us. Stark modernism feels crisp and androgynous in any setting. Organic linens and bright, curated details lend a quiet, beachy sophistication.
This slickly edited and composed master bedroom is the stuff of fairy tales. It's a serene conjuring of sublimely relaxed hues broken up with a bit of rock 'n' roll edge courtesy of that vibrant red rug.
Natural accessories add a sense of movement and depth to this space. The palette of this chic and well-appointed bedroom is echoed from the decorative accents to the wall art. Get the look with vintage timber furnishings and bohemian-inspired accessories for that Cali-cool appeal.
What do you think of this masculine-feminine mix?
This post was originally published on June 6, 2016. Updated by Sacha Strebe.