A Dude Kitchen
House Beautiful had a great spread in their November issue on a Hermosa Beach, CA bachelor pad that won’t alienate the ladies. With interior design by Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas, the house is for a pro hockey player who likes to entertain and take advantage of the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that the warm California weather affords. The full article, with great photos by Victoria Pearson, can be found here.
These are my two favorite shots, first of a stunning kitchen with blue-gray cabinets and a warm butcher-block-topped island. The materials are masculine, but the cabinet fronts and other details keep it from being too harsh:
Second is the mahogany dining table with 1950s-influenced Dabney dining chairs in leather and walnut that echo colors of the kitchen:
Some of the images online are cropped, so it might be worth it to see if your local library has the issue, as that kitchen photo looks amazing in print.