bachelor pad

Monday, October 29, 2012

An old friend asked me to help pick a rug and somehow now he's letting me redecorate his Manhattan bachelor's apartment from abroad. Another friend let me do this a couple years ago with his Boston place and it is always kind of fun doing a bachelor pad. I'm very excited to help since he's so busy and well, it is a good use of that nesting energy right now. I know his tastes tend towards mid-century pieces already but I'm thinking of incorporating some warmer fabrics, greys and tans. His only real objection? Hides and no repainting. So we're saying no to hide rugs, working with the white walls and otherwise adding some utility and some hidden storage. Currently he has with a lot of browns and leather so I think to lighten them and add depth, some greys and tans would be nice. Here's a little inspiration for the feel:

Source: via Ann on Pinterest

Parnassus said...

Hello Ann, Each of these masculine rooms is very distinctive, and evokes a different fantasy of a bachelor pad.

The first room is very appealing, but perhaps the woodwork is a little too bold for the size of the room, and might have been tamed by painting the walls the same color. Other than that, it has a scholarly appeal and a great mix of old and new. The second room, which is rather similar, has great floor boards and an eclectic mix of furnishings.

I'm sure that your friend has placed himself in good hands.
--Road to Parnassus

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Oh, how fun! (I want to do a bachelor would bring me out of my comfort zone.) All the images you selected are perfect! Stylish yet comfortable....warm but hip....and guy friendly. Why not repaint? Could really freshen things up. But then again, I love white walls. Have fun with this project! xo, Loi

ArchitectDesign™ said...

love these images!