September 15, 2011

A Bachelor Pad Re-Design.

Design Plan for: Studio Space
Client:  Matt

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My most recent design project happened to be for an old-friend and one of the coolest bachelors' I know, Mr. Matt:)  He recently moved into a new studio space apartment and due to time constraints and lack of inspiration was experiencing the bachelor pad blues. Singing them loudly.  In true stereotypical bachelor behvaior, this room was seriously lacking style and function, (e.g. his window treatments: towels and t-shirts. yes, you read right) and not reflecting his fun personality or life-style. No bueno.

He was in dire need of a cool, sophisticated, modern space that was simultaneously functional & comfortable. A place that he could kick back in after a long day of work, but still sleek enough to host a singles' soiree or two. He asked for my help and I gladly went to work!

Using furniture pieces he already owned plus a few new added accessories and art-work, I came up with a space that mixes both urban chic with touches of retro-cool. I also made sure to keep the color scheme masculine and nuetral with a pale grey, navy, charcoal grey and hints of cocoa and natural wood.  The Art Work is from my Urban Fine Art Gallery and can be purchased here.  The previous owners had selected a vibrant red accent wall that was a bit overwhelming for Matt, so I selected a very moody and sophisticated Charcoal Grey as the new accent wall in Benjamin Moore's Kendall Grey,  it will work flawlessly with the pale-blue with greyish undertones found on the other walls in his space, and one of my favorite go-to cool nuetrals, Benjamin Moore's Spring Mint.

Here is the Testimonial in Matt's own words,
In true bachelor style, he kept it succint and sweet:
"Thank you so much sis, your the BEST!!!"

Matt can't wait to get started with his place and I can't wait to see the after pictures!

Here is a look at the Before Pictures of his space, (he's such a great sport for "keeping it real" and letting me share:)

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  1. Drew McPhersonSeptember 16, 2011

    awesome space! lucky bachelor!

  2. Well, his pad really needs a good renovation. But Drew's right, he has an awesome space. This place reminds me of a friend who really needs to give his pad a major renovation.