Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dining In

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This dining room table is a stunner. It’s also now listed at half off. From the mecca of all online antique conglomerates, 1stdibs.com.

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Black & Blue

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Of all my style directives, few receive the same kind of backlash as combining Black with Navy Blue. Somewhere, at some point, it became one of those ‘rules’ of fashion (like matching your shoe and belt color, not combining silver and gold, etc.) Juxtaposing these two dark colors is not only allowed, but also encouraged…. [Cont.]

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Drink To This!

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Cocktail rings are a wardrobe staple. Big and embellished, fun and affordable, they bring any outfit that added punch, and are the rare piece of statement jewelry that can be worn with other statement jewelry.  Available here.     

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dude chair

I get why men like their big chairs, and I’ve found a compromise that doesn’t sacrifice comfort or style: a vintage lounge chair. Ample and cushy while still maintaining a design sensibility, it’s the best way to combine two very different worlds. And hey… Anything beats this!

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Powder Room Proper

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venetian mirror

Available until midnight tonight at a ridiculous 30% off, this Venetian-style mirror is perfect for a powder room that needs a touch of elegance and drama. For a bigger space and larger budget, this piece fits fabulous.

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Best For The Guest

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All too often, a guest room is a throwaway, lacking not only a cohesive style but also a feeling of warmth and welcome. Turning a spare room into a guest suite is one of the nicest things you can do for visitors. It only requires a little bit of effort on the big picture and… [Cont.]

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Dude Decor II

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I sometimes get slack from my male readership about the high prices of the items profiled. It’s a fair criticism and, in my defense, I pick items that, while expensive, are more useful as ideas and inspiration. A $2,000 WWII Bomber Plane Panel functions less as a realistic purchase possibility and more as proof that cool… [Cont.]

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Dude Decor

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The decorative details of a room (items that serve no functional purpose) are not just for women. As I mentioned in this week’s Daily Camera article, Mantiques Modern is the mecca for all things cool, fabulous and distinctly masculine. And while the WWII Bomber Plane Panel pictured is not exactly on the affordable end of the… [Cont.]

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In The Bedroom II

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A good bed requires good sheets, and good sheets are gonna cost you a little bit of money. I promise this is a most worthwhile investment as an informal Facebook poll confirmed my suspicions: women find men’s beds to be sorely lacking in both comfort and style.  These sheets from Restoration Hardware (my go-to store… [Cont.]

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In The Bedroom

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Continuing on in our hope to improve the most bachelor of pads, this handmade headboard is a perfect piece: rustic, stylish, masculine.  Available by custom order here. 

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