modern Masculine Bachelor pad – Red Bank, NJ
When I was approached to do a modern update on a bachelor pad with waterfront property, I knew that paint would immediately do wonders to the space.
Everything was beige and old-fashioned, so out went the busy oriental burgundy rugs and in came the cool grey and warm taupe textures. I wanted to keep the space neutral to not disrupt the view of the water. My favorite abstract rug with a blend of faux silk and wool set the tone for the living room, with comfy leather swivel chairs and tailored linen sofas to accept company for sports-spectating on the big screen. Additionally, the TV wall is clad with planks of driftwood-embossed tile for a modern casual appearance. The bunching cocktail tables in an off-white stain make entertaining easy for pull-up snacks. The new light fixtures adorn the master bedroom and dining space in touches of black metal, chrome, and leather. The only spot of color is the red accents in the bachelor's master suite. Along with the tonal theme, we found that the client had some love for croc—a fun pattern that made an appearance on the master fireplace tile and a cube table in the living room. But why stop with a pattern? To finish it all off, a cast-resin crocodile skull was added for fun.
Overall, this was an easy update with the client giving full authority on design direction. I’m elated with the outcome and the bachelor thought it ended up better than he could have dreamed.