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I’ve got a new interior design obsession: mini matte black subway tile. Unfortunately, I’m not finding many examples of its use when I scan my resources so there’s not really enough out there to devote a whole post to it yet–calling all designers to start using it more! Until then, I’ve got some images of other kinds of black subway tile to help fill out this post. They’re all good, I just have a thing for the small matte version…

Glam It Up

There's no denying the glam factor that glazed black subway tile can bring to a space. | japanesetrash.com

Before we get to my obsession, there does happen to be this. Wanting major glamour and impact in your space? Try glazed black subway tile; it’s like being inside a dark diamond.

Go Industrial

Industrial chic steakhouse in Budapest with stainless steel, butcher block, and black subway tile. | japanesetrash.com

Maybe that should be “Go Industrial Chic” — this Budapest steakhouse uses black subway tile, butcher block, and stainless steel to get the look.

Dial It Back

Handsome kitchen space using matte black subway tile. | japanesetrash.com

Not sure you’re ready for full on butcher shop drama? Tell the same story a bit more subtly by using matte black subway tile and stainless steel counters like in this handsome kitchen.

Make Mine Mini

Miniature matte black subway tile run almost all the way up these walls; I'm obsessed. | japanesetrash.com

We’ve seen matte black, now let’s look at a more miniature solution. This use of the tile–running it almost all the way up the walls–is sooooo nice.

Black It Out

Matte black mini subway tile, black grout... this is the look I'm loving right now. | japanesetrash.com

This is the look that I’m crushing on hard these days: matte black mini subway tile with black grout–it’s impossibly sexy.

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I’ve been aware of Todd Snyder, the menswear designer, for some time. Then, earlier this year, I felt like I got a glimpse into his world when he was featured on “The Fashion Fund”, a show following the finalists in the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. And I liked what I saw very much; there’s a masculine/relaxed/sporty/military/vintage/classic vibe to his clothing. And, it turns out, the same vibe runs through his shop:

Dig this vibe: Todd Snyder City Gym. | japanesetrash.com

I’d been looking for another stylish man to feature here, and had just seen some new coverage of Todd Snyder on another blog, when, yesterday, this happened:

So this happened: "Todd Snyder Pinned your Pin." | japanesetrash.com

“Todd Snyder Pinned your Pin.” Okay, I thought, it’s a sign. Time to do a post on Todd Snyder. And, of course, I knew I’d want to use some images from that new coverage I’d just seen, but I’d like to do more than just post great photos from another site… So, let’s see if we can actually break down some of the elements of his particular interior style in order to allow you to bring aspects of it into your home:

Classic Sports Gear

The shop uses dark colors, the texture from bead board, and classic sports gear to set the tone:

City Gear uses dark paint, bead board, and classic sports gear to set the tone. | japanesetrash.com

The color and texture you can get yourself using the same paint and materials. Add leather and canvas furnishings to bring the feel of the classic sports gear into your space without being too literal. Here are some ideas for pieces to get you started:

The Albert Single Seater in cognac leather is a great modern piece inspired by materials and colors from classic sports gear. | japanesetrash.com

The Albert Single Seater in cognac leather is a great modern piece inspired by materials and colors from classic sports gear.

Add a pair of these Winsome Canvas Folding Stools to your space for extra seating. | japanesetrash.com

Add a pair of these Winsome Canvas Folding Stools to your space for extra seating and to keep the room sporty and casual.

Gym Class

The shop also brings in pieces of equipment you might recall from your days in P.E., such as the lockers in the first photo above and the long bench seen here:

The long bench here is an example of equipment from P.E. classes of yesteryear that has been brought into Todd Snyder's shop. | japanesetrash.com

The natural inclination would be to use these exact pieces — lockers and benches — in your decor, and that’s a great impulse. It’s also a clear leap (and is even shown in this image) from those kinds of pieces to something like the Tolix Stool:

The Hallowell Ventilated Locker will give your room a classic industrial and authentic gym class feel. Plus, it's a great choice for extra storage space. | japanesetrash.com

The Hallowell Ventilated Locker will give your room a classic industrial and authentic gym class feel. Plus, it’s a great choice for extra storage space.

This terrific stainless steel pedestal bench makes a statement. | japanesetrash.com

This terrific stainless steel pedestal bench makes a statement.

The Tolix Marais Counter Stool is another icon of industrial design and a piece you can use for a lifetime, secure it will always be in style. | japanesetrash.com

The Tolix Marais Counter Stool is another icon of industrial design and a piece you can use for a lifetime, secure it will always be in style.

There you have it: a short primer on how to bring Todd Snyder’s interior style into your home. Any questions?

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