So, as much as I would love to have a house full of all girly things- chandeliers in every room, lamb’s fur shag rugs by every piece of furniture, hydrangeas, peonies, and tulips(my favorite flowers!) on every counter, I live with a man, and I don’t want him to feel like he has to come home and leave his masculinity at the doorstep. So, we mix our decor tastes like any civilized couple would do. He lets me have my touches of gold here and there. He puts up with my addiction to flame-less candles and toss pillows, and I let him have his masculine vintage pieces.
I would say our style is a mix of modern French and vintage, always erring on the side of having too many light colors instead of too many dark. We like our space to feel as open and airy as possible as we already don’t get enough sun in the northwest.
Here are some of the masculine vintage elements that have made it into our home:
1. A vintage telephone
It has found its home on top of a large metal chest we use for luggage and have converted into a side table when we aren’t traveling.
2. A vintage typewriter
When Nate’s dad passed away, Nate found this beautiful vintage typewriter amongst all his belongings. It sits on our coffee table, a permanent, visual keepsake to keep his memory alive. And guests love typing in random things while they sit on the couch:) Lately I’ve been typing up little love letters for Nate to see by surprise.
3. A vintage truck
Nate used to be a firefighter:) Maybe he got them to relive his glory days? One sits on top of the fridge and another sits on the microwave.
4. A large male mannequin
One of the ways we showcase our family photos in a non-traditional way is by using this male mannequin and pinning our favorite pictures.
5. A vintage airplane
We got this vintage airplane from Pier One. It sits on our side table in the living room, and the metals compliment each other.