Monday, October 27, 2008

Final thoughts...

I wanted to show the other side of the bedroom of the bachelor pad and what it looked like before so you can get a look at the complete transformation. (Just ignore the rumpled sheets please!) The bachelor says it's his favorite part of the apartment and probably because there wasn't much in it before but the bed. Now it's a cozy and comfy refuge from the stress and strain of the city. I'm sure some negative nelly will say that blue was a cliche color for a bedroom but it is the most relaxing color and does help promote sleep. I also knew that I wanted it to be a little less masculine than the living room since he was said he was closer to settling down. (We all know now that was a little bit of wishful thinking.) I do owe a big thank you to his mother for generously buying all the new sheets and pillows! Of course, she said it was his Christmas present but if she's anything like my mother, she'll probably forget by then!

All in all, it was a good first project. The bachelor once said that I would never have another client like him since he liked everything I showed him and pretty much let me do what I wanted and he was right. It also made me realize that I love styling and shopping for the art and accessories. I just heard last week that one woman just goes shopping for design projects. I may just have to look into that! Sounds like my dream job!

Bedroom Before

18 comments:

Ivy Lane said...

H.C., I think you did a phenomenal job! My bedroom is blue and you are right, it is such a soothing color..as soon as I walk into the room, I feel as if I can breathe easier! The bachelor's bedroom looks more open. From the camera angle it looks longer.. I really like the chairs by the window and the Ralph Lauren dresser is to die for. The art and accessories were well thought out..

Just my 2 cents! I enjoy your blog very much and all that I learn from you! I can't wait until your next job solo.. You are so inspiring!! :)

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

i for one LOVE the blue!
It all looks fabulous and you should be feeling & rightfully so very pleased with yourself for pulling this off solo!

Two Tall Girls said...

The whole place looks fantastic! My favorite aspects of each space are the lighting pieces that you've chosen. Looking forward to seeing more of your work, this was fun to follow.

drey said...

what a great before and after! showcases his beautiful furniture more (well, most of it anyway) :)

i love what you['ve done :)

pve design said...

love it. looks like a nice place to come home to.
love the blue, the lamps, the art, the water carafe.
Those chairs are stunning!

hansaxel said...

I love the armchairs. Very Jansen circa 50

CYN said...

I love the blue, esp. in a bedroom (mine is blue and quite calming). What color is it, if you don't mind sharing? Great job on the whole apartment! Congrats

Alice Olive said...

I love the bedroom too. Congratulations on the entire project - it's a cohesive and stylish abode - I hope the Bachelor truly appreciates your work. The bedroom is lovely - still minimal even though you've added pieces to the room. You are very talented. Thank you again for sharing it with us!

smitten design said...

I love the room. It feels so airy and relaxing.
Also, those chairs are amazing-were they a random find or do you mind sharing the vendor?
Great work!

Katee said...

I LOVE the paint!!!

Jennifer said...

It looks really fantastic, Heather! Congratulations on a job well done! I think the console table is my favorite part -- very chic.

hello gorgeous said...

Are those chairs from Oly Studio? Love them.

Habitually Chic said...

Thanks again for all the kind words.

The wall color is Benjamin Moore Smoke.

The chairs are indeed from Oly. Calypso Home was having a huge sale on them and they are actually extremely comfortable. The reading lamps are vintage but Cedric Hartman makes similar styles.

The People's Business said...

The table and chairs by the window are a nice touch! It's actually very useful for lacing up shoes, putting on cuff links etc. Since we don't have any good place to sit (the bed's a little high), I always take my shoes down to my study and put them on.

Also, that rug looks VERY familiar - it's either the same we have or something almost identical.

The picture above the bed is nice touch. The old one was much too small.

Maybe a valance and/or a new window treatment? Might make less sense if its a rental, but if he'll be there a while it might be worth a thought.

Mango Gal said...

It looks fantastic! Great job!

Marie Louise said...

Heather - job well done. I think you did a fabulous job. You should be ready to venture out on your own any time now!

April Force Pardoe said...

Lovely room. Blue isn't cliche in a bedroom if a client likes it -- they are our guides! The rug adds a great touch. Great job. I'm also a decorator and will be following your blog. Continued success to you.

katiedid said...

Really nice job Heather! I hope they appreciate you at work. :) And blue will never be out of style!

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