Masculine & Feminine Interior Design :: he, she or it???
Have always been fascinated by the way in which some buildings seem feminine,
and others masculine.
Sometimes it's hard to define why a certain building should be referred to as a "he"
or another as a "she" but, unlike the grammatical English rules concerning ships and suchlike,
there really are no guidelines of which I am aware that dictate what a building should be.
So it is often more of a subtle thing - an instinctive feeling - dependent on the architecture itself.
And I would have to say that this home,
designed by Allan Powell architects,
and recently for sale in Toorak, Melbourne,
is a prime example of a masculine building.
Did I mention the word "eclectic"?
Uh-huh, that's the perfect adjective...
It's definitely glamorous,
but not for the faint-hearted.
And I think my favourite room is this one: the copper mosaic tiled sumptuous powder room.
Often the powder room can be a bastion of femininity,
but not this one.
So, it's a really interesting property,
and leads to my question to you:
do you refer to your own home as "he" or "she" or "it"?