Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


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A Masculine Interior For the Everyday Gentleman

Ever wanted to create a trendy bachelor pad or man cave? No, I’m not talking about a den that features glossy black leather lazy boys and a giant TV – I’m talking about a truly refined interior that oozes sex appeal and sophistication. Follow these easy steps to help bring the tailored elegance of London’s Savile Row to your home, and achieve a beautiful (and very masculine) interior that any true gentleman will envy.

For a luxurious cigar-lounge feel you can’t go past a traditional Victorian or Georgian panelled wall. Placed at dado height, or full height, these details enhance a room by adding texture and character. Keep the Victorian panelling white, and paint the wall from the “cut off” point a deep grey for a contemporary take on a traditional detail. For the Georgian panelling don’t be afraid to go for an all-encompassing dark paint or stain. This look, paired with moody lighting, creates a warm and inviting welcome – a perfect environment to settle into with a nice glass of scotch. If white walls are more your style, keep the flooring nice and dark to keep some drama in the space.

Like a beautiful bespoke suit, you want to look for tailored detail in the furniture you choose to style your new home. Look for intricate stitching and studding detail or button tufting for a traditional and timeless look, and don’t look past prints – a classic plaid or herringbone can do no wrong! For something with all of these great qualities (minus the print), have a look at Timothy Oulton’s Ardingley Armchair – its colour will compliment any interior, and you know that the top grain leather will only get better with time! For a bit of colour, Max Sparrow’s Mills Chesterfield Sofa is a great addition to a room – the fine herringbone upholstery in denim will contrast beautifully against any leathers and timbers in the space, creating a relaxed aesthetic without skimping on sophistication.

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