Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Menswear Inspired Spaces

Here are some inspirational images for a manly kind of space...

This tonal stripe duvet is from Gaiam.com

Michael Kors

Thomas O'Brien for Target

Martha Stewart

West Elm Baby!

Not sure...sorry!

West Elm...again!

Not sure

Lost this source too!

AnswerDesign Bedding

I was dying to do a space where I could incorporate menswear and then the opportunity presented itself! My brother-in-laws, Andrew and Dominic, recently got their first place in Chicago and Andrew asked me to help him out with his room. I was thrilled! He isn't your typical guy who could care less about how his place looks. He appreciates design and has great taste. It's been a lot of fun working with him. I don't have to pry his opinions out of him and he values my advice even if it does mean spending a little bit more money because he knows I'm worth it! You won't find cardboard boxes as a nightstand at this guys place!

Here is what we have so far:

The MALM bed from Ikea

Since we couldn't find a menswear inspired duvet in the colors we wanted for under $180 I am custom making it with some fabric I found at a discount. Here is a little peak:

All the wrinkles were free!

Yeah, we're on a budget, but it doesn't need to look like it :)

Can't wait to show you all the rest! The inspiration board is coming up next!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Great inspiration whatever you come up with:) I love West Elm!

  2. You know - I think the pinstripe will always be in style. It's a classic.
    Great image round up. Lovely.

  3. I love the West Elm spaces! I got here from Rachel at It's Simple Love. And I was thinking how much I adore your feminine ruffly pillows! :) So it's funny that I came smack in the middle of these chill menswear spaces! Happy to have found you!

  4. Al the wrinkles were free, lol! I love menswear inspired spaces, dark colors, bar carts, tailoring, bring it on!

  5. Pretty. I love the blend of masculine and feminine here. There is a real pure balance.


  6. Love these. When my husband and I got our first apartment together we shopped for bedding that we both could live with. He liked a Ralph Lauren comforter that was charcoal gray with white pin stripes on one side and reversed to white with a charcoal pinstripe on the back. If we had held on to that comforter, it would still look fresh today. I love a masculine style in a bedroom.

  7. I'm such a girlie girl that I don't think I can get into the menswear inspired decorating but your pictures and post look great.

  8. i love these! menswear prints are going to be big in fashion this fall too!!! you are so trend-er-ific!


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