Today, I’m working on an article about “gendered designs”. The premise is that there is a noticeable difference between the design of a male architect/interior designer and the design of a female architect/interior designer. Many times (but not always), spaces done by female designers have a certain “softness” in them, while the designs made by male designers appear quite “structured”. Probably, these are natural and unconscious inclinations of both genders. I am not sure, but there must be some scientific explanation to this.
Here’s an example to demonstrate my point. My female friend re-styled this condominium unit originally designed by a male interior designer. The only requirement of the client was to give it an updated, clean look.
Originally, the interiors have a masculine character dominated by dark colors and rigid lines.
When the unit was re-styled, it was a given a brighter look by just adding lots of whites and creams, plus some fresh and personal details.
Together with fine textures and a few streaks of subtle colors, the spaces were given a softer new look without looking too girly or too dainty.
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Tags: decorating, interior decorating, interior design, makeover
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