Thursday, August 29, 2013

OK guys. I have a question for you

I need a man's opinion and my husband will just say, "Whatever you want, Honey." He is a smart one!
I am making some headway in my son's room redo. By headway I mean filling up garbage bags with stuff that should NOT have been in his closet and staring at mystery stains on the carpet.
I have also made a few purchases that I am delighted with.


 The walls will be a deep,smoky navy. SW Naval 6642 to be exact and the bed will have charcoal, silver and navy fabrics. The bed is a dark wood and I have a midcentury dresser that is also fairly dark.
Unlike my indecisiveness with my kitchen chairs, I've got this one figured out.
I want it to be a masculine, moody space with a hint of Bohemian vibe. Enough Boho to be interesting not questionable.
Here are a few of my inspiration images.



So here is the only part that I am unsure about.
The office chair on wheels has to go but I will need a chair in the room. I can raid the furniture graveyard basement for a chair and recover it. My mind jumped immediately to my Escher pagoda fabric...

But is Chinoiserie too feminine?
 Ladies, please weigh in too.

13 comments:

Kristen Alcorta said...

I love the fabric, but I think its too feminine for a masculine space.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I would agree that it's too feminine for the chair, but a pillow or two would probably work.

House@heart said...

Also think it s too feminine...
Ozana

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

How about a ticking stripe for a chair or there are so many gorgeous manly fabrics out there. I agree with the others on not this Escher print this time. Love what's going on though!!!
xo Nancy

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

It is one of my favorites, but I don't think of it as masculine.

Karen Albert said...

Kerry, how about a buffalo plaid in navy/cream? That would not take away from the bohemian vibe. Another, if you can get enough of any other fabric in the bedding(?) for example to tie it in.

Xoxo
Karena
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Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Agree with the majority...a little on the feminine side.

An Urban Cottage said...

How much of it on what kind of chair? Could you make the fabric in a different colorway to make it more masculine? The pattern isn't really feminine so I don't see why it can't work, just depends on quantity I think.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

well -AS a gentleman, I would say the chinoiserie is probably a bit too feminine -but ask the guy in question. He may like it, particularly as you designed it!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I think that toile in general can be feminine, but Escher has an edge to it that I think would be fine in a masculine space. The dark colorway butches it up a little too. I wouldn't hesitate to use it.

Simply Grand said...

I don't think of Chinoiserie as necessarily feminine--toile, yes--but in that particular blue-& white colorway, this one reads that way. Maybe a trip to a gray dye bath would reduce the girly factor, although a lot of people have issues with messing around with brand-new fabric. Not me.
But what would bother me more than the the perceived gender of the fabric itself is using it (or any traditional patterned fabric) on a clean-lined task chair. It just seems wrong. I still have flashbacks of a George Nelson Marshmallow sofa gussied up with candy stripes & bright florals. Serves me right for picking up a copy of Domino.

lizziefitz said...

I love the fabric but would not put it in my son's room.

StagerLinda said...

I love Nancy's idea about the ticking stripe!