I thought it would be fun to take a versatile piece of furniture and show how it can be used in different rooms. For this post, I chose the iconic Chesterfield sofa. This one is in a soft blue. To juxtapose the sofa, I threw it into a "masculine" room and then a "feminine" room. However, both rooms contain elements that could be used anywhere. This isn't a sports themed man cave and Hollywood boudoir here, because all rooms can use a touch of darkness or a hint of a curve (or humor, like this tongue-in-cheek Edgar Allan Poe portrait). You could even mix and match some of the elements from each room and get an entirely new look.
So what DOES make a room masculine or feminine? Shape, color, and I think the mix of pieces together. The linen chair in the masculine space is fairly delicate and curvy, but it paired so well with the leather mid century chair, and a black pillow toughens it up. What do you think? Which room do you like better?