Over the last year menswear-inspired fashion has been dominating the runway and the red carpet. So, it should come as zero surprise that it is trickling down into interior design. CB2 recently collaborated with GQ on a mid-century modern meets menswear-inspired collection, and now our favorite furniture personalization brand, The Inside, is launching their own masculine interiors line.
The Menswear Collection is the brand’s nod to the pinstripe suit and vintage tie that never go out of style. “For decades, extending all the way back to the Gatsby era, menswear has been an inspiration point for interior design. While this isn’t entirely a new trend, I think that consumers who gravitate toward masculine-inspired interiors are starting to seek an alternative to the generic mid-century styles that they’ve seen for the past decade,” Christiane Lemieux, co-founder and CEO of The Inside, tells MyDomaine.
The Inside also partnered with a select group of notable male tastemakers to share their personal interior design inspirations, including celebrity chef Curtis Stone, fashion designer Peter Som, Million Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, famed creative director Anthony Sperduti, Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Ryan, and Justin Reis, brand director at The Hoxton hotels.
“We were inspired to launch a menswear-inspired collection to give that more tailored customer the opportunity to personalize their interior in a way that brings subtle prints and patterns, materials, depth, and soul to a space,” Lemieux continues.
Are you inspired by the latest interior design menswear trend? To add a touch to your home, consider investing in a few pieces from The Inside’s latest collection. Lemieux also suggests considering other furniture pieces with tailored lines, deep colors, and adding a mix of natural material like leather, linen, and wood.
“Choosing a richer, more natural paint color, such as deep grey or tobacco red is a great place to start,” she adds. “Clean-lined, more industrial accessories will quickly round out a more masculine design.”
Here are some of our must-have picks from the collection—as well a few favorite pieces from some of their tastemaker partners.
Justin Reis is a huge fan of the Cube Ottoman, available in all the new menswear inspired patterns as well as the many others The Inside offers. “So many ‘men’s’ furnishings always feel very reductive—heavy plaids, leather, wood—but this collection, and the ottomans in particular, brilliantly combines sophisticated shapes with fabrics that are bold and unexpected, without being too alienating,” he explains. “They’re great pieces for men that don’t scream ‘this is a men’s piece,’ they just scream “This is a great piece.’” An added bonus? You can add a masculine touch to any room with one of these babies for just $299.
The perfect name for a classy, masculine chair, this sleek, tailored, and timeless club chair is the equivalent of a classic suit. “It is the perfect marriage of architectural form and sartorial desirability,” explains Anthony Sperduti, creative guru and founder of Mythology.
Fashion designer Peter Som loves this piece, which can double as an ottoman or storage bench. “This is probably one of the most versatile pieces you can own—it's a place to kick up your feet but also a perfect coffee table—just add a tray,” he explains. He also points out that it can work in almost any room of your home, and the “small scale pattern is just enough pattern to give a room some pop.” An added bonus, according to Peter? “The fact that it references menswear ties and haberdashery? Even better."
There is something so utterly classic about this simple and elegant sofa, especially when it is upholstered in traditional pinstripes. Perfect for a casual seating space or even a formal living room, it works in any mid-century inspired spaces as well as coastal, farmhouse or even traditional.
Okay, so you aren’t ready to invest in a fully masculine home makeover. Adding a few throw pillows in the pattern of your choice will incorporate the trend in a major way, without the commitment. Each 20” square throw pillow includes a feather insert and costs less than $50.
While this Versace-esque zebra print isn’t new to the collection, it screams modern elegance and adds a touch of masculinity. The Inside is known for their customizable beds, which start at less than $1000, and can be made out of any of their attention-grabbing fabrics—including any from the new collection.
This screen, clean and geometric in form, adds a touch of masculine style to your living space. It can be used for decorative purposes only or to separate different spaces. Either way, it is an attention-grabber.