The rising popularity of a more masculine aesthetic has led to the creation of spaces within homes that embrace darker tones, clean lines, sturdy furniture and tactile materials, like leather, wood, metal and glass. Unlike the stereotype of a traditional 'man cave', such rooms champion a calming, sophisticated environment that invites relaxation, reflection and focus.
Internationally acclaimed interior design consultancy Head Interiors knows all the tricks of the trade when it comes to achieving certain looks, and has been filling living spaces with beautiful, well-chosen furniture and accessories for some time now. The company is therefore an expert in how to create masculine spaces that are fashionable yet sophisticated. Here is their list of the products you can invest in to add some James Bond chic to a room.
gordon guillaumier-designed twain desk by frag:
This two-tiered desk has enough space for all your work, future plans and important memories. It is both sleek and practical, featuring leather upholstery and a painted steel frame. (R60000)
victoria pinetti paper holder:
Writing down those big dreams or just creating a to-do list can be achieved in style with this neat paper holder. (R2000)
croc leather-clad cross-base desk:
Luxury items are key to the masculine look, so why not try a statement desk like this croc-skin piece? Rare animal leather creates an air of understated cool. (R28000)
pinetti cufflink box:
To order clutter creates a clearer mind. This handmade box is ideal for storing family heirlooms or your most special purchases. (R3500)
Styling your masculine space with large, sturdy objects, like a trunk, adds character, and serves as a practical storage option too. We quite like the way this trunk suggests you are a true globe-trotter. (R30000)
We have to admit, we love velvet, especially in a statement colour like this blue. The George chair is ideal for you to sit back and relax, while possibly puffing on a cigar and pondering future plans? (R16500)
rudi rabitti bin:
Even throwing away trash should be a stylish activity in a masculine interior, and this Rudi Rabitti bin does the job. It'll look perfect at the corner of your new desk.(R6900)
This silver tray with leather handles, where your aged cognac can be stored in antique crystal, is ideal for those evening drinks between friends. Styling your space with metallic touches like this brings a luxe feel into a room. (R3200)
For more information about Head Interiors and its products, visit headinteriors.com.