Material Girls #3, ‘Contemporary, Masculine Glam’

If you follow me on instagram you might have seen my Materials Girls post today. To recap – its a series where we shop/style/shoot a bevy of interior design materials that we would use for pretend clients. Fantasy clients. Clients without a budget and that let us have full control.

So todays material board is very glamorous and yet contemporary in a kinda masculine way. Its actually totally not my style, but its a good excersize in how I would do styles outside my wheelhouse. ‘Contemporary’ is never really a word I love, but at the same time there are a lot of good contemporary design elements out there. So here goes:

She lives in Beverly Hills, wears skinny jeans and stilettos, and likes her place really clean and perfectly styled. She doesn’t buy vintage, she likes things with character, but she prefers texture over color, and loves a strict color palette. Like so:

Black and gold materials board


1. White tile | Porcelanosa 2. Flooring Birch Metallic Collection in Platinum by Vanier | Build Direct3. Gold fabric swatch Home Fabrics4. Tan leather scraps Michael Levine 5. Black pebbles Bourget Bros 6. Rectangular cream tile | Porcelanosa 7. Metallic wallpaper | Astek 8. Black and white fabric on left Rain in Slate, Clay McLaurin | Nicky Rising 9. Stone Scraps from the stoneyard 10. Black and white stripe wallpaper Horizontal stripe in Onyx | Sydney Harbour11. Black and white knob | Anthropologie 12. Leather | Edelman leather 13. Leather | Edelman leather. 14. Black and white fabric on right Edo by Clay McLaurin | Nicky Rising 15. Tan leather scraps Michael Levine 16. Silver textured tile | Porcelanosa 17. Black, white and grey pattern swatch (top Home left) Fabrics.

In case you missed the last two Material Girls, here they are. click on the photo to go to the post with all the resources.


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photographs shot/styled by me. 

  1. Sarah

    This is so great…but I’d LOVE to see this kind of visual art mood board of YOUR style/pallet Emily.

  2. Megan

    Love this series!!! I think this one is so refreshing & different from what you regularly do. Not easy to do (even if it is for a pretend client). Kuddos :)

  3. love that buttery caramel leather…i think my next sofa might need to have some vintage leather action going on!

  4. Loving all the texture! The tan leather is beautiful. I really like its light worn look.

    Great series! Keep em coming!

  5. Barb

    I’m a big fan of this brown/taupe pallet

  6. Jill

    I LOVE these features!

  7. suz

    Love me some black and white. Well done!

  8. Shawna

    I love it! It reminds me a little of my favorite Kardashian, Kourtney. Her first home was done in a similar palate.

  9. Oh my god… I would DIE to live in this fantasy place!! Loving all the textures and neutral colours – how you find so many different samples is totally beyond me but I love it all. XO! -S

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