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Trend Alert: Menswear Fabrics in the Home


Trend Alert: Menswear Fabrics in the Home

December 3, 2015

Take note: Menswear fabrics in the form of woolen check, Harris tweed, and houndstooth more are making their way from London’s Savile Row into the modern home. From the newly opened Rivertown Lodge in Hudson to the home of Margaret Howell (who made Irish tweed cool again), here are three examples of menswear as home fabrics and several ways to get the look at home.

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Above: A quick way to upholstery: furniture covered in wool blankets and topped with tweed pillows from House Call: An Artist’s Home in Shoreditch.

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Above: A vintage chair sourced on eBay is reupholstered in yellow wool and black-and-white check fabric from A Hotel with a Sense of Place: Rivertown Lodge in Hudson, NY.

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Above: A chair upholstered in rust-colored herringbone wool at Margaret Howell’s house on the Suffolk coast from the Japanese book Margaret Howell Houses, available through eBay.

Get the Look

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Above: The Jack Loveseat in Nubby Tweed is custom made in Los Angeles; $1,950 from Schoolhouse Electric.

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Above: The Donegal Tweed Houndstooth Cushions from 31 Chapel Lane are made of handwoven Irish tweed; €80 ($86.41 USD).

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Above: The Robin Day Reclining Chair is upholstered in collaboration with Margaret Howell and Mourne Textiles; £2,120 ($3,191 USD) at TwentyOneTwentyOne.

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Above: The Otley Sofa designed by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada has a name after a town in West Yorkshire with a legacy of Modernist art. The sofa in an oak or walnut frame with tweed fabric is $14,545 at The Future Perfect or through De La Espada.

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Above: Discovered through Margaret Howell, Mourne Textiles is a family-run business pairing traditional tweed with modern design since 1954 from the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. Shown here are three ready-to-order cushions: the Mourne Check Cushion in Cloud, the Mourne Stripe Cushion, and the Mourne Check Cushion in Granite, £125 each.

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Above: A Mid-Century Button Tufted Bed is upholstered with a black and white tweed fabric; $1,099 at West Elm.

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Above: Tetrad’s Victoria Chair is made with Loden Herringbone upholstery and tan leather piping. The chair is available in a range of fabrics which include more herringbone patterns, wool check, and Harris tweed fabric. Contact Tetrad for pricing and availability.

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Above: The Urban 2-Piece Chaise Sectional can be customized with one of 23 different tweed fabrics; prices start at $2,298 at West Elm.

For a history on tweed see our post Harris Tweed: A Landscape Translated into Fabric. For more trends to watch visit:

Product summary  

Matthew Hilton

Otley Sofa

$14,545.00 USD from The Future Perfect

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