8 Strategies to Tap Into English Gent Style
A true English gent includes a dapper, tailored fashion. Savile Row, a street in London’s Mayfair, has been renowned since the 19th century because of its array of conventional men’s custom tailoring shops. The clean style of Savile Row can quickly translate to your house — see how with the ideas below.
1. Tufted herringbone and leather. A tufted brown leather chesterfield sofa oozes English fashion. Mix in a few upholstered side chairs at a traditional herringbone-patterned fabric for 2 traditionally British looks at one room.
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2. A bit of wallpaper. We English have a continuing love affair with background. To keep it subtle, just paper a wall or beneath a chair rail. Select a neutral colour scheme and a conventional or graphic pattern to keep it masculine.
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3. Sheets were tailored by crisp. Every English gent knows how important it is to get a crisp, clean tailored shirt prepared to go. Steal this look for your bedding by using freshly starched, crisp sheets. Choose something with simple piping to finish the look. Try to find 100 percent cotton, a high thread count (200 or higher) and a good-quality (long) thread such as supima, pima or long-staple Egyptian cotton.
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4. Pinstripes. The London city boys at the financial area love their pinstripe suits. Channel your pinstripe suit by upholstering a tailored couch or chairs in a dark pinstripe fabric. Try dark grey with cream pinstripes or put in a little color with some thing in navy and green, like on this couch.
Accent the dark fabric with bold colours in mustard, burnt orange or deep crimson.
5. Neutrals using a subtle shade. Stick to a neutral palette, like the grays, creams and beige shown here. Black accents help ground this plot, along with the dark red velvet couch adds a splash of colour.
6. A British bulldog. A dog is every Englishman’s closest friend, especially a British bulldog. Add playful bulldog art or dog silhouettes to your strategy — this works great in kids’ bedrooms too. Solid dark walls and pinstripe drapes keep the look masculine.
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7. Textured layers. Textured layers make you want to sink into a room and relax. Just take a timeless leather couch and try mixing layers of pillows in wools, velvets, silks, linens and cottons — all in a similar neutral colour.
Heavy tailored wool drapes (in plain fabric or a pattern of clean lines) can make the space feel extra cozy.
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8. Tailored, upholstered mattress. A neat upholstered bed frame provides a very tailored finish to a room. The grey striped fabric puts this mattress firmly at a gentleman’s entire world. Maintain the bedding neatly tucked into the mattress frame. You can nevertheless layer pillows, but try a long bolster rather than lots of fluff and layers.
These wall-mounted lights take jumble off the bedside table and provide focused task lighting for reading.