One can have it all, right? One little house, that is. One little house can be masculine and feminine at the same time - a satisfying reflection of the four men and one girl who live there, right?
Oh, I think so.
This little house of ours will have rough, gray-weathered barnwood (for open kitchen shelves!), and it will also have vintage brass & lucite lamps (on the sofa table).
There will be antlers and fur, guns, silver candlesticks, and a hand-knit throw.
There will be wrought iron and painted wood, linen blinds and velvet pillows (I've had a piece of the most beautiful chocolate-brown vintage velvet for a while now)
There will be nature study collections, artworks-in-progress, and a bit of floral, too.
There will be leather and lace, and of course I can't get old brass and ball fringe out of my head.
Well, let's see... marbles, Lego, board games, playing cards, books, dry flies, footballs, muddy shoes and balled-up socks...and hopefully, one day soon, a golden retriever named Nellie (we don't think she even exists yet, but we talk about her as though she does).
That would make four men and two girls!