bachelor pad... masculine master bedroom

it used to be that when the words “bachelor pad” were uttered, visions of worn or mismatched furniture left over from one’s college years and dirty laundry littering the floor sprung to mind. thankfully, this is not always the case….and quite honestly, should really neverbe the case!

just because a guy is, well, a guy doesn’t mean that thoughtful attention cannot be paid to his dwelling! actually, i would argue that even more care should be given to his space especially considering his potential day to day work load, stresses and obligations! as oprah is famous of saying “your home should rise up to greet you” ……like receiving a giant hug when you walk through the door at the end of your day – a place of refuge from the outside world, a place of tranquility and comfort, a place where one feels well cared for.

for this sophisticated and chic bachelor master bedroom i swathed the walls with a gorgeous grey grass cloth wallpaper which immediately added warmth and texture to the room.

i designed the custom built-in (and the stunning custom bronze hardware!) to not only add interest to the space but also allow for some of the homeowner’s personality to be showcased and shine through with his personal effects.

no detail was left unnoticed!….from the custom designed bronze hardware to the thoughtful mix of colorful and patterned fabrics i selected for the bespoke throw pillows, the retreat that was created not only ensured an immediate calming sensation but set the mood for relaxation and decompression.

are you a bachelor? what does your space say about you? does it rise up to meet you at the end of a hard day? with a few carefully curated elements and thoughtful accessories your space can be transported from collegiate chaos to a dignified dwelling!


UPDATE 4/12/18: want to see more of this masculine park ave apartment? check out this blog post about the apartment’s instagram-famous foyer!


fall home refresh - quick and easy updates to get your home ready for the season

with the labor day holiday providing us with the unofficial end of summer, now might be the perfect time to usher in the fall season with a little home refresh!

i always like to change things up a little in preparation for the upcoming cozy-time, spiced-something, change in the weather period. to that point, i thought i’d share some of my favorite, quick and easy decor tricks to update and refresh one’s home……

texture: pillows – one of the quickest and most bang-for-your-buck ways to update your living space is by changing out your pillows! here are a few of my favorites. fuzzy wuzzy, geometric gem, textural velvet

scent: candle – nothing smells like fall to me more than this gorgeous fig candle. do yourself a favor and run out now to buy one! you’ll thank me later, i promise!!

decor: accessories – swapping out some decorative items is a sure fire way to update your space. try one of these on for size! tray, two-toned vase, tank vase, orb object

mood: lighting – updating one’s lighting not only refreshes the space but can add another way of creating the perfect fall mood. and this chic table lamp is not only functional but decorative as well

bedroom: duvet cover – don’t forget your bedroom when changing up the mood of your home! i love swapping our duvet cover every fall/winter from the one used during the spring/summer months. how beautiful is this one??

I hope this post has inspired you to take a look around your own home and think of some simple yet super fun ways to add a little update and interest to your interiors for this fall season!