A masculine study can be a sophisticated spot for work and play. To avoid the tired “men’s club” motif, design pro Jenny Keenan advises sticking with sculptural, modern furnishings and blending antiques with unexpected touches, such as Sisal Creative’s take on taxidermy. “A few whimsical elements make the whole concept feel fresh and energized,” she notes.
Who she is: Interior designer and owner of Jenny Keenan Design
Where you‘ve seen her work: Keenan designed the interiors of The Spectator Hotel on State Street; her work has been featured in Coastal Living, Garden & Gun, and Southern Living.
Her top tip: “To make a space feel grounded but timely, try mixing new with old. For example, updated fabric from ZAK+FOX can balance an antique, like this screen from Fritz Porter.“
“Obi” fabric for drapes in “San,” by ZAK+FOX, $142 per yard through Jenny Keenan Design
Decorative leather elephant, price upon request at Tucker Payne Antiques
Zuber screen, circa-1800 wood-blocked wallpaper from French estate mounted and framed, price upon request at Fritz Porter
“Anderson” chair by Verellen, starting at $1,535 through Jenny Keenan Design
“Rex Chandelier” by Michael Amato, starting at $9,402 at The Urban Electric Co.
Custom antler plaque by Sisal Creative, $200-$500 at www.sisalcreative.com
“Degas” washed walnut desk by Noir, $2,628 at Candelabra