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how to create a masculine space

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:

Gordon Guillaumier designed Twain desk by Frag for R60 000 with Rudi Babitti bin on bottom left 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:

Victoria Pinetti Paper Holder R2000 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:

Croc leather clad cross base desk 152 x 90 x 76 R28 000

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:

Head Interiors_July2016_32 To order clutter creates a clearer mind. This handmade box is ideal for storing family heirlooms or your most special purchases. (R3500)

classic trunk:

Cigar leather trunk 150 x 81 x 41 retails for R30 000 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)

george armchair:

George armchair in blue velvet retails for R16 5000 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:

Rudi Rabitti Black leather Bin R6900 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)

oval tray: Oval Silver tray with leather handles R3200.

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   Save Save Save