Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Head of styling Jessica Bellef breaks down how to create a living room look with a nod to nostalgia and a masculine edge.

Dark & handsome
Dark charcoals and smoky greys set the mood for this look. Introduce it on your walls or larger furniture pieces, choosing a few different shades to add depth to the space.

Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Clubhouse Styling
Channel the speakeasy, whisky den vibe with a classic chesterfield armchair, reinvented in dark fabric for a new look.A generously proportioned chair will ensure you will get some serious lounging done.

Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Vintage leather
Warm up a dark colour scheme with storage and decor in rich mahogany leather tones, as well as walnut timber finishes. Handsome leather storage pieces will hide your most mundane mess, without loosing the moody cave feeling.

Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Clean lines
Temper the vintage elements with the straight lines of the Mid-Century style coffee table and armchair. Marble is still on high rotation for more feminine-style interiors, but here it acts as another natural element that provides a nice balance with the leather.

Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Styling – Sarah Cousens. Photo – Denise Braki.

Winter layers 
Layer a cow or reindeer hide over a rug or seating to add winter warmth and texture. Choose salt-and-pepper shades or tan to compliment a masculine scheme.

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