Thank you for viewing and to Ashley Williams and the GoodDay Sacramento Team for interviewing me this morning! Here are further details on Designing for the Sexes: Merging Masculine and Feminine Styles. Our television tips include the following:
1. All Walls: Wallcoverings can quickly create a bold statement in your space. Gray and white stripes create a clean look when paired with masculine, utilitarian subways tiles, but crystal lighting and fresh flowers provide a feminine feel, especially in a bathroom space.
2. Creative Touch: In lieu of writing on the bathroom walls, paint your bathroom door in chalkboard paint. Our guests express themselves with each visit and the chalk is pink to carry a feminine look!
3. Classic Furnishings: Lightweight metal barstools provide a touch of whimsy in a kitchen and a feminine feel while the black leather seat cushions play on the manly vibe.
4. Details: Pops of color on a vintage clock and in artwork offset simple patterns on fabrics creating a space where all feel at home. Have your accessories reflect both of your interests and styles for an overall authentic feel.
5. Paint: The walls in a dining area can be painted almost black, an intensely masculine color, but a great backdrop to all of your family heirlooms and found objects.
6. Lighting: The lighting in my home has a definite presence, but is also considered the jewelry of our home. With colored jewels it feels a bit feminine however, its scale gives it masculine strength.
7. Technology: These days it is so easy to be discreet when it comes to the “man cave”. All week long, the television is hidden in our wooden encased lift, but when game day comes, the TV elevates and the men gather ‘round.
8. Fabrics: Distressed leathers create a masculine feel but with slipcovers, throw blankets and pillows, it can all be softened to create a feminine look.
For more interior design tips visit me on Houzz at: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/users/kerriekelly or on my website at: www.kerriekelly.com, where we sell my book, Home Decor: A Sunset Design Guide.