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:
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:
“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:
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.
Add a pair of these Winsome Canvas Folding Stools to your space for extra seating and to keep the room sporty and casual.
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 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.
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.
There you have it: a short primer on how to bring Todd Snyder’s interior style into your home. Any questions?