Man of the House


From the runway to the entryway, classic menswear continues to influence everything from women’s clothing (like Alexander McQueen’s luxe houndstooth creation above) to the way we dress our homes. I began noticing this not only from my over-consumption of fashion and interior design mags, but also when I embarked upon my search for the most perfect gray sofa ever (on my budget). Then I got obsessed.
And luckily, unlike say, the return of neon, these looks are timeless, not trendy.


First things first. The most perfect gray sofa ever (on my budget). West Elm’s Goodwin collection includes the sofa in two lengths, a sleeper sofa, chair and ottoman. It’s also available in chocolate brown or something, but whatever, because this was the charcoal sofa of my dreams. Can’t wait to check it out (at the cash register) at the Dallas store in October.


You just cannot go wrong with a pair of x-base stools. Everyone makes a version and they fit with almost any decor. This Italian leather and chrome pair from Williams-Sonoma Home hits the perfect balance of modern and dapper.


At just $150, CB2′s Joe chair is the perfect extra seating in any room. Personally, I’d like to pair a couple with a white Parsons table and a couple of red/orange Eames side chairs. The tight-knit black-and-white tweed might play nicely with the most perfect gray sofa ever (on my budget), and I love the retro school furniture look.

restoration turkish towels

I remember the horrible set of black towels my husband had when we first met. Yeah, lost in the move…. I love soft, all-white towels, but I must say that the Ash color group in Restoration Hardware’s Turkish collection are absolutely beautiful. In muted graphite, stone and ash, they’re a subtle accent for the bath.


Hickory Chair’s Kelsey chair is simple opulence. Feminine shapes, an upholstered leather shield back, completely understated elegance. Decades-old glamour with a new twist. It is all those “juxtaposition phrases” you use when you can’t quite describe how brilliant a chair really is.

3 thoughts on “Man of the House

  1. Very nice selection of furniture and rug scheme. Masculine with enough softness on the edges. I like the book shelves — very functional.

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