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Renowned interior designer and author, Eric Cohler, has been featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, The New York Times, and Traditional Home — among others — and is, as the first word of this sentence states, renowned. One of his latest projects just hit my radar, and I wanted to share it with you; it’s his own apartment in San Francisco atop the Chambord and it’s a terrific mix of unexpected elements that make for a very special space.

When it comes to using white, this is about as good as it gets. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

When it comes to using white, this is about as good as it gets. The mix of eras and styles here is so appealing.


A simple and sophisticated drinks tray. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

A simple and sophisticated drinks tray. With a hint of “Rear Window”–we are in San Francisco, after all.


Dark and dramatic dining anyone? Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

Dark and dramatic dining anyone? Those amazing chairs in this refined space could not make me any happier.


It's this kind of terrific mix that's so appealing to me. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

It’s this kind of terrific mix that’s so appealing to me–it’s like the best of several decades all pulled together and making beautiful music together.


This fireplace and all the architectural details in the room are brought to life by the dark paint. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

This fireplace and all the architectural details in the room are brought to life by the dark paint. I’m not sure if you can see it clearly in this image, but that side table is covered in snake skin.


Bathroom windowsill as shelf; I love this. Designed by Eric Cohler | japanesetrash.com

Bathroom windowsill as shelf; I love this; it actually reminds me very much of the bathroom in one of my favorite movies.

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for Leftovers! This week, we begin with this clean, modernist living room:

This clean, modernist living room looks so bright and cheerful. | japanesetrash.com


That Airstream makes the perfect backdrop for twilit outdoor dining:

This looks like the perfect locale for outdoor dining at twilight. | japanesetrash.com


I’m also a big fan of this super stylish indoor dining space with the Artichoke Lamp in copper:

I'm a big fan of this super stylish dining space with the Artichoke Lamp in copper. | japanesetrash.com


A contemporary living room in browns–a great way to warm up darker colors:

This contemporary living room in browns shows that dark colors can be warm. | japanesetrash.com


And this leather lounger looks like the perfect place to relax:

This leather lounger looks like the perfect place to relax. | japanesetrash.com

Millwork: In praise of molding and other detail. - The Interior Collective | japanesetrash.com

I’ve always had a strong affinity for precise detail work. That’s true whether I’m enjoying a great actor’s performance on screen or I’m drinking in amazing architecture during a home tour event. So when I see particularly stunning molding, millwork, or other detail in an interior, I’m always captivated. – See more at: The Interior Collective

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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