I'm one of many fans of Ron Marvin's design aesthetic. His work is proof that it's possible to design a masculine space without sacrificing style. Take the room pictured left: no bright colors, nothing over the top but still both attractive and practical. One thing that I noticed right away, and that I've brought up several times before, is the mix of materials to create visual interest. Here you've got glass, metal, wool, wood and faux fur (just on the pillow) all in neutral tones. Lonny magazine has more of Ron Marvin's styling tips in their current issue.
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