I have called these 11 chic bedrooms masculine because many, but not all, were designed for men. It is interesting to note that many of the rooms are anchored by a brown and white geometric rug. The next most popular color combination is blue or navy with white.
A stylish bedroom by J. Randall Powers exudes sophisticated grandeur with details such as a French Empire desk and four poster bed and a brown and white geometric rug that evokes bespoke men’s suits from the Edwardian period.
A Moroccan style blue and white geometric rug and African stools soften the formality of the traditional bed and create a chic and welcoming atmosphere in this guest bedroom in a Beverly Hills house by Waldo’s Designs.
A brown and white geometric rug with a classical pattern adds chic style and energy to the Michael Agins designed bedroom of Gavin Newsom the former mayor of San Francisco and current lieutenant governor of California. White bed linen and khaki green accents evoke a well tailored and calm atmosphere.
In a bedroom in Athens, Greece designed by Alberto Pinto, a navy and white custom geometric rug with a deep texture reminds us of the ancient labyrinth of Knossos while cream wall panels echo the marble blocks of the Athenian Acropolis.
A white and brown geometric rug inspired by classical ceiling designs brings chic energy to this bedroom. The rug’s dark brown and white color palette is carried through to the walls, ceiling, wood trim and bed linen creating a crisply tailored and calm look.
A brown and white geometric rug with an intricate tile pattern provides a romantic backdrop for a Tuscan inspired bedroom. The color palette is restricted to shades of brown and white which creates a serene atmosphere. Yellow ochre walls add warmth and emerald blue pillow trim creates pop.
A Moroccan style black and white geometric rug compliments a four poster bed and white linen and pale yellow walls create a crisp and inviting atmosphere in the guest bedroom of the San Francisco home of Gary Friedman former CEO of Restoration Hardware. Lisa Romerein photograph.
A brown and white geometric rug brings chic energy to Nate Berkus’s bedroom in his newly redesigned Greenwich Village apartment. An orange circa-1970 Gabriella Crespi desk, yellow bed linen and headboard and custom made leather screen add color and texture.
A 1970’s Lucite chair with rounded cushions creates a pleasing contrast with the antique marble fireplace.
A neoclassical chair mixes well with the 1970’s desk and Lucite chair.
A large navy and red striped headboard and a mix of patterned pillows are pulled together by a white and grey Moroccan rug layered on top of a pale grey Oushak rug creating an unstudied atmosphere in the bedroom of The O.C. and Southland star Ben McKenzie.
Designer Garrow Kedigian juxtaposes luminous blues, turquoise and red against a custom brown and white geometric rug and leather encased walls to create a luxurious jewel box like atmosphere in this elegant bedroom.
A black and white geometric rug, black four poster bed, midnight blue walls and arched ceiling, sparkling white bed linen and moss-green furry throw create a mysterious and alluring cave like atmosphere in which the black and white photographs appear like windows to the outside world.