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Masculine or Feminine? Meet in the Middle.


The master bath in many households is shared by both sexes. So what do you do when one of you envisions a girlish getaway — and the other one wants something bold, masculine and minimal? Here are a few ideas.

1. Stay gender-neutral in terms of color scheme. This doesn’t have to mean everything is beige. It’s about finding middle ground.

2. Let texture speak for itself. A frothy cascade of drapery can be pleasingly contrasted with cool stone, shiny metallic surfaces and/or warm woods.

3. Ask yourself: “What Would Coco Chanel Do?” One of the newest design trends is a kind of haberdashery chic — using menswear-inspired fabrics with feminine trim, shapes and imagery. Imagine charcoal-grey tweed upholstery on a slipper chair, dove-colored walls with polka-dot curtains… tied back with a strand of faux pearls, perhaps?


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