There’s something ever so pleasing about these cool, pared-down contemporary designs. Reminiscent of menswear, the soft grays and charcoal finishes seem especially well suited to masculine décor.

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Jonathan Charles’ Circle Back gray-and-iron dining armchair belongs to a new outdoor collection that also works beautifully indoors in modern casual settings. (

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Sarreid Ltd.’s Mid-Air chest-of-drawers design features leather-wrapped drawers contained within a stainless steel frame. Completing the look are handsome drawer pulls and a glass top. (

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The Wells Chair from Taylor King makes a minimalist statement with its ash wood frame in the new Ashton finish. The cool-toned wood is paired with Jake charcoal leather upholstery for a clean, sophisticated look. Supported by wood sides, the chair seems to float off the ground, balancing the visual weight of the overall design. (

Nancy Robinson is a contributing writer to Ladue News specializing in interiors and home décor.