8.11.2009

Ultimate Bachelor Pad

I've been working with Donna Russell of Provisions Interiors (here) on a great project lately- a bachelor pad in a converted warehouse. I've shared the progress through the bedroom (here), office/guestroom (here), and a faux paint treatment to hide an unfortunate sheetrocked beam (here). Well, here's the almost final product:

Before, an empty living room:

I'll start by apologizing for the photos: it was overcast and drizzling, and I had to return the better camera I was using. But I was so excited about the project, I could wait and snapped a few pics.
Entering the front door of the condo, the open kitchen is to the left underneath an original beam from 1895. We added the dramatic dark grey paint, pendant lights, and the fabulous tile that runs up the entire cabinet wall. The granite and cabinets were already in place.

There's a small dining area adjacent to the kitchen, and we continued the grey onto that wall to unify the space. The grey also acts a great complement to the exposed brick. Taupe linen grommet draperies soften the windows and blend into the brick, allowing it to take center stage. A new oversized dropped drum shade lights the dining area. The fabulous twig mirror provides interest, but again defers to the great textures of the brick and beams.


The custom floating buffet provides storage and serving area while maintaing a slim profile. The faux bois paint treatment ties it to the existing beams.
A view of the dining area from the staircase.
The sleek sofa is a Candice Olsen design covered in a durable outdoor fabric that resembles a man's herringbone suiting fabric. The zebra throw adds a graphic accent.
A leather chair and ottoman provide a comfortable reading spot. We added the fake beam and custom entertainment center under the wall mounted tv to provide storage for the electronics and a display area. The paint treatment makes it blend with the original column seen in the left of the photo.
The leaning mirror is a custom piece with a waxed natural finish.
The unit includes a private terrace through glass doors.


The metal console is a custom piece. The ikat pillows are made from Robert Allen outdoor fabrics.
Underneath the staircase was a large walk-in closet that we turned into a wine cellar.
Wall hung racks provide storage for wine. The homeowner's monkey makes a great butler.
I painted a custom art piece for the client.
Underneath the counter is a built in wine fridge. Unfortunately, because the room is so small, I couldn't get far enough away to take a pic of it.
Well, this is what I've been working on for the last month or so. Hope you enjoyed the tour.

4 comments:

laurelstreet said...

Just. Plain. Smokin'!!!!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* FABULOUS!!!! ~ unique, personal, DIVINE!!! KUDOS!
Linda in AZ *

Anonymous said...

Wow! Dramatic and stunning. I would love to see a tutorial on the paint treatment you did on the floating buffet and the column.

Cote de Texas said...

omg! you slay me! you are so talented. A magazine scout contacted me about this - answer her email!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
she's waiting to hear from you!!!!!

omg - I am so excited for you!!!

Joni