With the holidays a distant memory and thoughts of spring just around the corner (don’t want to jinx it but maybe it’s already here?) – my mailbox is full of catalogs showing the latest in furniture and accessories for the new year.   One theme I’m loving is the abundance of menswear-like pieces for home.  Masculine stripes on rugs and pillows, classic “gentleman” patterns like houndstooth, and strong furniture silhouettes like the trunk are making an appearance this year.

What I like about this trend is that it’s NOT a trend – the clean, timeless and tailored look of menswear has stood the test of time.  Pinstripes, flannel, & leather are not just for clothes, they look great on home pieces as well and evoke a feeling of comfort and familiarity.   This classic look is especially suited (no pun intended!) for New England architecture.  Check out some of these menswear inspired pieces I’m loving right now!


menswear board


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Images courtesy CB2, West Elm, Pottery Barn, Mitchell Gold Bob Williams, Thibaut, Arhaus