I recently talked my way into the foyer of a private gay social club (they describe themselves as J/O enthusiasts) near Dupont Circle. Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil the fun by disclosing the location—-I’m here to talk about interior design.
The place is pretty skanky on the outside; police say a man was recently arrested for masturbating in front of the windows. But inside, they’re on the cutting edge of modern decor. The New York Times recently published a Style story on the outdoorsy-turn in the decorative arts. Tracking the trend, the club has an antlered deer head mounted on the wall. The rest of the room is appointed in reds and blacks, with a full wall of lockers, a black reception desk with a bowl full of Hershey’s Kisses, and a red curtain they wouldn’t let me past. A little dry-erase sign read “Buck Naked Wild Mondays.”