Masculine Living Rooms
With Serious Style
Design cues to borrow for a well-appointed home you'd be proud to show off.
(Photos: Alexandra Ribar)
Buck Mason is one of our favorite brands to wear. And really, what's not to like? The Los Angeles-based label makes handsome, high-quality pieces for fair prices that are built to last. They focus on the little details that make a big impact. Like the rounded shirttails on their slub cotton T-shirts or 12-month wash jeans made from a proprietary blend of Japanese stretch denim finished with burnished nickel hardware. But the brand's style doesn't stop with their clothes.
The company's downtown LA headquarters reflects the same design ethos. Working with interior designer Leanne Ford, the space is at once minimal and relaxed with touches of luxe embellishment. The space even incorporates Buck Mason's fabrics—natural colored denim makes for sleek curtains to keep out the midday sun. For Ford, it was about nailing those details—glossy black trim, a cool sofa with clean lines and some proper office chairs. "After much conversation, I finally convinced the guys to get these vintage Knoll chairs and they've never looked back," she says. "If I can give one tip to new businesses and offices, don't scrimp on the desk chairs—your back and your team will thank you." Herewith, a closer look inside and some pieces inspired by the stunningly cool studio.
Buffalo leather sofa, $2,499 by Mermelada Estudio
Natural cowhide rug,
$195.98 by Gaucho
Wire chair, $379 by Rejuvenation
Vintage slat wood bench, $750 at Etsy
Zaha iron and leather chair, $1,395 at Jayson Home
Woven wool and jute rug, from $219 at Pottery Barn
Industrial clothing rack, $95 by Monroe Trades
Bauhaus by Hans Wingler,
$210 / $155 by MIT Press
Erik Schnakenberg and Sasha Koehn started Buck Mason out of a small studio off Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice Beach, CA.
"Study for Self-Portrait" print, $55 by Chuck Close
Pia wooden and metal desk, $279 at Urban Outfitters
Vintage Knoll Pollock chair,
$495 at Chairish
Erik Schnakenberg and Sasha Koehn started Buck Mason out of a small studio
off Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice Beach, CA.