Mixing Masculine and Feminine in the Master

2.08.2016

I shared how I moved the mirrors in this room from one wall to another and now I'm sharing the other updates in here. I started to title this channeling Charles Faudree since he is a favorite designer of mine and he decorated in French country style and used a lot of dogs in his design. On a whim right after Christmas I decided to hang, or rather have hubby hang, the dog painting over our bed. 

The painting fits well in the space above the bed. 

The painting adds a masculine feel to the room, but mixes well with the other feminine elements in here.

The scrolled pattern duvet and shams are feminine.

Adding flowers is certainly a feminine touch.

The king size shams that match the previously purchased duvet were a score at the outlet earlier this month. I didn't go there looking for anything particular and happened to see the shams that were marked way way down. Had to get them, right? This pattern has also been discontinued so buy them now or never.

So I bring home the matching shams and put them on the bed and the euros that were on the bed behind them just looked like one big beige blob. I had the oatmeal quilted shams from Pottery Barn on the bed before and they just didn't look right against the light headboard and all this beige.

So what to do? I remembered seeing some pretty brown euro shams at RH the day before so I made the trek back to the outlet, which is a good 45 minute drive one way, and fingers crossed that the brown shams were still available. The prices were so crazy I was afraid they would be gone. These run around $90 each originally then marked down to the outlet price of $45 plus 40% off. They always have good sales in January so I'm glad I made the trip. I also found two more dining chairs my daughter was wanting while there.







The tufted bench and the scalloped edge are feminine.

The chair and dog pillow are masculine.



I moved the fiddle leaf fig tree in here in this bright corner. I need to find a larger pot and repot the poor thing.

The ruffled and beaded lampshades are very feminine.

And back to the masculine painting. I know some of you will prefer the mirror over the bed, but I'm loving this painting and the masculine vibe for now.


Do you have any masculine/feminine mixed rooms?

Does the room still look like this today? Hmmm, there may be a pillow change and I changed up the arrangement on the dresser yesterday. I'm sorry I can't help myself.

Have a fabulous week!

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56 comments:

  1. Nice! The bedroom is the perfect combination of masculine and feminine. I love your color palette. Your room looks so grand with the high ceiling and the stunning chandelier! I love your duvet cover. Is that from Restoration hardware?

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    1. Thanks, Sandy and yes the duvet cover is RH, but no longer available.

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  2. It looks beautful , Kim.

    just a feng shui tip,, don't let a mirror point towards the bed. not good for your health or your dreams.

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    1. I sleep good and have good dreams and there has always been a mirror over my dresser. Thanks

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  3. I love the picture over the bed it goes so well with your beautiful armoire.
    Plus you don't have to worry about the mirror falling down on you in the middle of the night.
    A short story - I had an old window over our bed, and could not sleep for 4 nights. Had my husband move it to the other side of the bed and 2 weeks later it fell off the wall in the middle of the night. Very scary.
    But back to your beautiful room - It belongs in a magazine.
    Beautiful job Kim.

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    1. Thanks, yes, I am liking the picture better.

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  4. So pretty Kim, and just the right balance! I love mixing masculine and feminine too. Your master looks comfy and pretty without being alienating to men. I also go for the femmy-pretty but then add just a enough masculine in t ground it. Well done!! Love you duvet, especially, but lots of great details here... :-)

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  5. Just beautiful! I wish I had an RH Outlet 45 minutes from me!
    Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere

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    1. Thanks, but sometimes that can be a bad thing. :)

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  6. Your bedroom is beautiful. The neutral mix of feminine and masculine are perfectly balanced. I really like the carpet in that room too!

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  7. Hi, I love everything about your room. Can you tell me the name of your paint color?

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    1. Alexandria Beige by Benjamin Moore. Thanks

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  8. Kim,
    I've never seen your master room looks so good. I love it. It just works!! I have a dog painting and never thought to hang it in the master. I may try it. I love the look!!
    Marcy~

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  9. I love how you do this so tastefully Kim, a perfect blend of style, form, function and comfort for both sexes!

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  10. Kim,

    I love your master!!! I also have a trey ceiling and I am looking for a new idea for it. I see that you have a paint color that looks a shade lighter than the walls and then some type of design at the top above the fixture. Could you take a close up picture of the design up there? It looks beautiful and different than anything else I've seen. Thank you!!!!

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    1. Kim, yes, the ceiling is a bit lighter than the walls and was painted by a pro. I did the walls, but he did the ceiling and the faux treatment. I have a close up sort of in this post. http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2014/12/which-chandy-did-i-choose.html

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  11. I love the changes. The picture is much better for the space. I do not like mirrors over a bed. Mirrors in a bedroom need to be low enough to look into such as over a dresser or leaning on a wall. The reflection in a mirror that high would not be pleasing in my opinion. The photo is gorgeous. It looks like it is from a chic magazine. Love your work,

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    1. The mirror actually had the reflection of the chandelier in it and I loved it, but I think I love the painting more.

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  12. Love the room and all the neutral bedding.....beautiful ....can you tell me is the RH bedding color is Dune....love that pattern....also is the background creamy or more beige....thanks so much....

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    1. I do believe it is Dune. My pattern has been discontinued. Dune is the background color and it is beige like an oatmeal.

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    2. Thanks so much for the reply....

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  13. I love the painting above the bed. I need to incorporate a few more masculine touches to our room. You've inspired me.

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  14. Very nice balance of feminine and masculine. I love the color palette too. As always, Nice job!! it looks beautiful!!

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  15. A just GORGEOUS room......BEAUTIFUL!!

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  16. Kim, I love a masculine and feminine mix in a room! The painting over the bed is perfect...and I love the dog pillow in the chair! Beautiful changes! Have a great week! Pam

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  17. I actually like the dog painting there better. It's very striking. Wasn't Charles Faudree from here in Tulsa? Where did you get the nail head trimmed chair?
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! Yes, he was from Tulsa.

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  18. I really like the mix of feminine and masculine. The colors you use are so soothing and restful. Beautiful room.

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  19. Beautiful mixture of masculine and feminine. Love the dog painting in that spot and I want to come shopping with you...
    Shelley

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  20. Luvly as always Kim. Luv the colours.
    I too have a master that is a mix of masculine and feminine. :) Masculine bed and night stands, feminine vintage dresser and vanity. Feminine layered drapes and no frills bedding in oatmeal and taupe. I too have a painting above the bed. One of mine :)

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  21. I like that painting above the bed! I think it brings warmth to the room and the wood frame picks up the wood from the armoire. I like the juxtaposition of the feminine and masculine.

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  22. love the mix and the masculine picture above bed. Mirrors are over-rated.

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  23. Kim, your bedroom is just beautiful!

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  24. Beautiful Kim! The perfect mix of both masculine and feminine.

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  25. I think that when you live with someone, one of the biggest challenge is to create a decor that works for both... You do it beautifully. Even with my cats, I had to learn to compromise and say goodbye to my wool carpet in the living-room ;)

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  26. This is such a beautiful room, Kim! I really love everything about it! I was admiring your carpet:) I hope to some day use a pattern like that...I'm the hardwood flooring nut and always have been but my husband likes carpet in the bedroom. So I think I've found my compromise...

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  27. Kim your bedroom is so pretty, i love the mix and the colors are so soothing. It's really beautiful!

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  28. I LOVE the painting there and love where you put the mioor. You made the perfect mix of masculine and feminine! I think out master is a pretty good mix. I am SO lucky in that Joe and I have pretty much the same taste. It is snowing here. I am hoping for Spring!!

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  29. A perfect blend of masculine and feminine decor. Love the painting over the bed...it adds so much color and warmth to the room....I bet Mr. Savvy is loving this new look!

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  30. I think it's fun to disengage from the male/female categories and just use what you like :)

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  31. Always a challenge in the bedroom. This is so classic! Very nice!

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  32. I'm curious about the feminine lamp shade. It's so cute did you make it? Where is it in the room? I love the dog print above the bed. I have a flock of sheep print above mine and I love it too.

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    1. There are two of those on my dresser. They are old and from hobby lobby. Thanks

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  33. Beautiful! I love every inch of you home!
    Debbie

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