Let's talk interior design trends for men with an interest in interiors. Why did no-one think of this before? Well, Patrick Dougherty, founder of the design company Ivar, recognised a gap in the market and has spoken to the Telegraph about his manifesto to create luxury homes with a modern masculine vibe.
Apparently, the Ivar male is “urban, travels a lot, sensible, very successful, loves good design,” and Dexters can think of a number of our central London properties that would marry perfectly with the interior trends created for a man like that.
Take, for example, this Old Brompton Road period flat with vaulted ceilings. The ultimate blank space for a buyer to unleash their “inner Bond”, with a design combination of timeless style and contemporary gadgetry.
Or this new build townhouse in Mayfair, set behind an original facade. We’d say the high-spec refurbishment on this property already ticks most Ivar boxes, with a home cinema, billiards room and sumptuous bedroom furnishings that give no hint of the stuffy and cliched masculine style of yesteryear.
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For Ivar, however, it’s all about men. “Interior design is an industry run largely by and for women. It feels like we’re riding a new wave,” Dougherty comments. “We see lots of couples where it’s the guy who cares about the design. Men are getting married later and later, they have deep pockets and they love design, but they don’t have much time and the choice can be overbearing. They come to us and say: ‘Do Ivar, please’.” Ivar’s bread and butter is designing clients’ homes; current projects range from a Maltese villa to a 32nd-floor apartment at Centre Point in London, a bachelor pad for which Ivar’s furnishings include four-feet wide burr walnut bedside tables.