Shopping for home decor with the opposite sex is seldom a stress-free enterprise. (No, we do not want to use cinderblocks as bookshelves, thank you very much.)
That?s why we love Wrare, a Fort Worth furnishings store that artfully bridges the masculine-feminine design chasm. Once inside the West Side store, you and your man-friend will have plenty of ?Did you see that?? moments--think vintage television vignettes and refurbished rotary phones.
There?s no dreaded design disconnect here. The clean space features gorgeous hardwoods in mismatched colors (warm and feminine) tempered with vintage-inspired merchandise such as ornate armchairs (attention, ladies) that bear contemporary, burlap-covered backs (perfect for any man cave).
Other non-gendered items that got our attention: antique-y and classic-car-chromed Smith Corona typewriters ($895) and romantic yet industrial Edison-bulb lamps ($295).
But our favorite find was probably the Cisco Brothers chairs ($2,495) upholstered with Nakshi Kantha quilts. Patchwork fabric tops a hardy ?masculine? frame for a look that?s as dazzling as it is unisex.
Who knows: You and your husband may never fight again.
Wrare, 2955 Crockett St., Fort Worth; 817-885-8881