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Choosing Your Chesterfield

Chesterfields have recently enjoyed a return to prominence, and their revitalization is no mistake. They’re back in a big way, with designers far and wide eagerly putting their own twist on this traditional piece.  The Chesterfield sofa is classy without looking like an antique, comfortable without emanating sloppy character and versatile without being bland. Your classic chesterfield design primarily has uniform characteristics, such as deeply tufted cushions and even height at the back and arms. Modern rendition retains the iconic tufting -- and from there anything is fair game. Chances…

When PLAYBOY Informed Sexy Design & Made the Bachelor Pad a Cultural Tradition

by Guest Contributor, The Selvedge Yard's Jon Patrick Debuting in 1953, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine represented the ultimate liberated lifestyle for men of the 1950s, ’60s and beyond. Some called Hef’s imaginative, artistic spreads on architecture & interior design nothing more than self-indulgent, male sexual fantasy cloaked under a flimsy cover of so-called culture. For the man that wanted to be (or fantasized of being) the master of his own hedonistic domain — Playboy was his blueprint. And Hef perfected his own personal blueprint for tapping directly into the wallet of a…

Ridding Your Home of Boring Walls: Below The Boat

We at of Iron & Oak strive to provide you guys, our faithful readers, with a wealth of different information to potentially enhance your overall gentlemanly appearance. One such aspect of this is the general outward impression that the walls in your home give off. Yes. Interior design. You want them to say something about you and your personality without giving off the notion that you’re simply an Xbox obsessed frat boy who drinks cheap beer and may still live with their mom.

That said, your days of simply thumb tacking Star Wars posters to your bedroom walls and calling them art are over. Whereas those movies were surely entertaining, you’re a classy, more sophisticated individual now and the artwork on your walls should reflect that. At the very least, buy a frame, man.

However, while scouring the internet for intriguing artwork for you guys, in an effort to possibly broaden your proverbial horizons, we’ve come across a small company from Bellingham, Washington called Below The Boat. And, because it’s nautical, we’re obsessed.

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