What do Cary Grant and Benjamin Cottrell have in common? A sense of style. I know. I know. Cary Grant had a stylist. I don’t know if Benjamin Cottrell hires a professional interior designer to decorate his 900 square foot apartment. Have you seen it? Apartment Therapy took a house tour of Cottrell’s bachelor pad and I felt jealous. Benjamin Cottrell and Cary Grant come to mind because this week at work I studied men’s decor, specifically DIY bachelor pads. The Chicago Tribune says that men fail miserably at decorating with adequate lighting for their apartment but that’s for another blog post.
Back to mod, glam and masculine! First of all, I love unisex living spaces. Second, of all, mod glam masculine decor really impresses me! Why? Because it’s incredibly hard to do. And when I was a teen, I wanted to be whisked away by David Bowie as the Goblin King. Maybe it is similar to the current teen obsession with sparkling vampires and tanned, shirtless werewolves.
David Bowie played King Jareth in the movie Labyrinth. Instead of kidnapping a baby boy and enticing a young woman to be his queen, the Goblin King should have kidnapped an interior design team. I liked his wardrobe but he lived among cobwebs, crumbling M.C. Escher buildings and oubliettes! Not really a place to entertain humans.