Oct
20
2010
By
for Valet.

Try This At Home

Home design can be daunting.
Until you realize it's a lot like dressing well.
 

Style, as you know, goes beyond the shirt on your back and the kicks on your feet. As an expression of individual taste, it extends to the scent you wear, the car you drive, and the spaces you live in. Fashion nonetheless offers a handy distillate of your personal style—a template on which to pattern the rest of your life. Most guys, after all, buy their own clothes before they buy their own furniture.

Now that you're settling into your fall wardrobe, it's time to consider the look of your home. To make things easy, we've handpicked a selection of covetable design products inspired by some of our favorite labels' fall lines. We'll let you take it from there.

 

The Southern Prep

 

Tommy Hilfiger
& Billy Reid

Folding chairs: $119 at Howchow; "Persian Rug" mat (looks like carpet, actually made of hard-wearing woven poly), $148; Porthole mirror, from $50 on eBay; "South Hampton" desk, $155 at Target; Custom Wm. J. Mills & Co. tray, $275 at Iomoi

The Starter

Salisbury Pewter julep cups, inspired by vintage American designs, from $39

 

Vintage desk lamp, $185 at Modern Dose

 

Vintage Southwest

 

Ralph Lauren &
Dolce & Gabbana

Butterfly chair frame, $31, and cowhide cover, $220; Pillows, $48 to $98 at Pendleton; Handmade Mexican "Hospico" lantern, $160 at Casa Midy; Teco Art Pottery vases, made in USA from vintage molds, from $70 at Praire Mod; "Bengal" coffee table, made from reclaimed railroad ties, $399 at CB2

The Starter

Longhorn skull, from $20 on eBay

 

Cactus or succulent, check your local garden store

 

The Urban Rake

 

Spurr &
Michael Bastian

Tatami bedding, from $128 at Unison; Similar bed, "Malm," $199 at Ikea; "Tube Top" table lamp, $110 at Design Public; Leather bench, $249 at Overstock.com; "Stone" stool/table, $245 by Marcel Wanders for Kartell; Lounge ashtray, $27 by Blomus

The Starter

Ceramic "Tid" clock, $70 by Design House Stockholm

 

Carafe with stopper that stores neatly under bottle, $68 at Unica Home

 

The Indie Eclectic

 

Bespoken &
Trussardi 1911

Tripod table, $199 at West Elm; Fiberglass shell chair, from $199 at Modernica; Handblown "Wax Collector" candle holder—successive layers of wax create an evolving tabletop artwork, $300 at Vivre; Ironic dinnerware, from $6 a piece at Fishs Eddy; Resin and marble "Banana" bowl by Harry Allen, $240 at Areaware

The Starter

Disposable paper "Road Signs" placemats: $20 for 36 at Bob's Your Uncle

 

Glass trays, from $80 by John Derian

 

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