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Fresh Color Trio-Chartreuse, Charcoal & Gold

As we celebrated Modernism Week in Palm Springs recently, the Jigsaw Design team found themselves inspired with countless design ideas.  One lovely vintage settee was the inspiration for this particular post, however.  While happening upon a lovely booth filled with antique chairs trimmed in gold with chartreuse green and gold seats, charcoal painted walls, completed with gold leaf vintage table with turquoise blown glass tea set, our minds were lead to revel in the many things we loved about this look.
chart char statue

While the chartreuse and gold felt bold and glamours, the combination seemed somehow, light.  When paired with a charcoal background it suddenly felt as if you’d gone back in time; an authentic retro vibe, however remaining quite modern.  Hence fueling our need to seek out more of this captivating color combination.

chart char ghost chair living dining

Being the ideal room to play up drama, the dining room makes for the perfect spot to experiment with this tantalizing trio.  This dining room is a perfect example of drama with a touch of academia.   Charcoal walls draped velvet chartreuse curtains on gold rods.  The vintage chandelier and bust finish off the look for one spectacular dining room.

chartruse charcoal and gold dining

Make your sitting room a tad more provocative to inspire real conversation!  Dark charcoal narrow shelves in this space create a perfectly curated art gallery that sets the stage for the chartreuse love seat to really pop.  On a more subtle level, try adding a few chartreuse throw pillows onto a dark grey sofa like the pair of dark grey chaise lounges in the image below.

chart char sitting

grey chaise chart pillows


The bright green resembling life and newness is lovely choice for the kitchen.  It is made modern when paired with grey cabinets and dining table.  The Jigsaw team loves using an accent color on the ceiling like seen in the image below.  It gives the refreshing feeling of green without making the whole room green.

chartrue kitchen grey cabs

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chartreuse chair

Men’s Suiting Trend

There is something about men’s suiting that feels timeless.  The fabrics, colors, patterns and texture may vary, but they never venture far from the root of what they are.  Menswear has become an inspiration for women’s fashion over the last year and this rich tailored look has now made its way into home interiors in a fresh new way.  Suiting inspired design in masculine colors like charcoal, navy and tan are not just for the quintessential bachelor pad anymore, it is a very warm and cozy look for cohabitation and even the whole family to enjoy.  In this post we will explore some ways to implement this look into your home in a small dose or even a complete overhaul.

pinstripe char and navy bedroom

navy bedroom

One of our favorite interpretations of the menswear styles is expressed through pinstripes.  Great pinstripe wallpaper can fit so nicely into a guest bathroom for just a touch of this tailored look, or down a long hall way for high impact.  We love this sitting area in the images below with the clean lines of the chrome furniture popping off the dark charcoal striped paper.  This creates an understated yet elegant look.

pinstripe paper

grey pinstripe wall paper

Want a quick pinstripe fix? Try recovering an old chair, stool or ottoman with Pinstripe fabric for instant style. Velvet is a great fabric for adding texture.  While it’s typically considered a feminine fabric it’s often found in men’s blazers and smoking jackets in darker colors.  We can’t get enough of this uber-cool navy pinstripe vintage chair with the brass framework.

pinstripe navy chair

pinstripe chair

Classic to the core, houndstooth is showing up with a whimsical new approach in interior design.  Oversized patterned pillows and throw add a punch to a monochromatic room to drive this exciting trend home.  Command your court in a houndstooth Louis XIV chair, or simply sit pretty in Danish modern chairs covered with a touch of feminine pink to break up the masculinity.

houndstooht louis chair

houndstooth pink pillow

oversized houndtooth

houndtooth throw


Texture plays the biggest role in the men’s suiting motif.  Flannel in trending in upholstery and bedding, and this timeless classic is soothing and cozy.  Pinstriped flannel or even soft grey are seen covering sofas, headboards and bedding like the images below.  Wool throws and pillows can add the perfect finishing touch to any room.  The Jigsaw Designers love draping a Hermes throw over a chair or sofa for a soft yet sophisticated touch.

Hermes blanket in room

flannel lounger

Flannel chair and otto

flannel headboard

If you like the men’s suiting look but prefer to lighten up your space then seersucker is a great way to incorporate the menswear look.  Seersucker couches, chairs and bedding are fresh, light and surprisingly versatile.  Using the fabric on the walls instead of wallpaper adds a unique texture and interest to the room.

seer chairs seer bed

The captivating menswear trend is an elegant look to bring into your home.  With accessories readily available this update can be done easily.  While being fresh and yet timeless your space will be cozy and tailored for the winter.

charcoal kitchen

cable knit pillows

charcoal bedding

black kitch

Charcoal bedroom

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