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5 Things you need for a Stylish Man Cave

January 8, 2015


At a loss on how to decorate your bachelor pad? All great interior designs start from a basis of simplicity before “points of distinction” or statement pieces are added. Statement pieces are choice items of designer furniture or furnishings which add a final stylistic flourish to your space. It’s not expensive to live in a designer […]

A life of elegance: Courtesy of The Merchant Fox

March 4, 2013


It’s true there’s been an uptick of classic English menswear coming from outside Savile Row now but we can still trust the British Isles to be home to some of the finest meccas to sartorial living and a lifestyle of elegance. This latest bastion of men’s style? The Merchant Fox. Based in South West England, […]

Lux Design Tips for Home Improvement

June 6, 2012


As told to The Monsieur by Isabelle Glinka of Lux Design. Tips for Home Improvement 1. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box! Usually when we have lived in a space for so long, we get used to it and may miss seeing its fullest potential. 2. Having an outside opinion even from a friend […]

Luxe Investment: Herman Miller Eames Lounge and Ottoman in White Ash

September 8, 2011


Whenever it comes to big budget items a few names come to mind: Patek Philippe, Herman Miller, I could go on- But I didn’t pick both names out of a hat at random, I’m thinking long term, I’m thinking heirloom. Let me put it this way, the Eames Lounge and Ottoman have been around since the retrotastic […]

No Child’s Play: 11 The Beautiful Game

August 22, 2011


It’s a common affliction amongst men- this the bane of “we mature faster” women- Our games. Whether it’s the harsh running and gunning of a video game FPS (First Person Shooter) or the nostalgic recollection of boy’s toys yesteryear, women all ask one question- Will men ever grow up? The answer is yes and The […]

Something for the Bed(side): Areaware Alarm Dock

August 15, 2011


Something for the Bedside: Areaware Alarm Dock Great for a “bachelor pad” or even if you’re married; the idea is the same- Designer wares make for luxurious living. There are 3 basic rules when designing your pad: It’s your domain. YOU must feel comfortable there. A WOMAN (or your wife) should not feel uncomfortable there. No […]

The Monsieur at Home with Hayon Studio

June 15, 2011


Still on a house hunt in Melbourne (they say it’s a down market- sure, there are a few bargains but nothing that screams STEAL), I must admit that the biggest stumbling block for me is often looking for that blank canvas I can completely remake for my own. Sure, I could redecorate and strip a […]

The Monsieur at Home with Bottega Veneta

June 10, 2011


Interior Design with Bottega Veneta Furnishings and Fittings It’s never easy to buy a home and furnishing it is an even tougher proposition. Sure, you can head to IKEA for ideas but when it comes down to truly outstanding signature and anchor home decor pieces, not many people do it as well as Bottega Veneta. […]