On Trend With Recycled Menswear

Trends often find their start in the fashion world, and then quickly find their way into the obsessive minds of interior designers.  Take the current menswear look seen in all the fashion magazines and blogs for Fall 2010.  Tweed, herringbone, houndstooth, wool…,  already I have found myself contemplating how I can integrate the look into my home.  So I did what so many of us do – I took a virtual stroll through Etsy.  And look what I found!

The “Woolcoat” Chair, by London designer Sarah Louise Dix, is a fascinating – and quite literal – blend of fashion and furniture.  By taking a vintage chair, reupholstering it in a lovely fabric, and then integrating a men’s wool coat, she has created a piece of sustainable, yet functional, art.

Of course, if that is a little too much for you, there are some simpler ways to get your trend fix…

This terrific, Moroccan style pouf, by That Funky Boutique, was pieced together from vintage men’s suits.

Here is a great pillow made of vintage tweed, with a cashmere knit back.  It’s one of several fun pillows from Etsy seller Modifyd.

Here is another stylish pillow made of vintage menswear, this time by Emma Dear.  Such an interesting combination of tweeds, checks and pinstripes.  I love the little button details too.

Of course, we all need a little feminine balance in our lives, so I leave you with this….

The Corset Chair, also by Sarah Louise Dix.

I’m not sure why, but I suddenly got a little early 80′s nostalgia going.  Hmmm…

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