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Case Study: Creating a Contemporary Bachelor Pad

 

Mark, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a recent successful exit, approached us to help him create a contemporary bachelor pad suited for his no-nonsense no-fuss lifestyle. He moved into a larger apartment and decided to shed most of his old IKEA furniture. Mark opted to work with our in-home designer Payal, and he initially budgeted $15,000 for furnishings and design. However, he increased his budget to $20,000 after looking at various options and determined that $15,000 wasn’t enough to get the quality and brands that he wanted.

The Before

Entryway and Living/Dining

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Master Bedroom

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Floorplan

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The layout was simple without any overly awkward corners or jarring abnormalities, and the walls and hardwood floors were in great condition.

The After

Living Room

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The living room is beautifully tied together through a subtle mix of contemporary furnishings, blue hues, and some industrial wood and metal elements. We added eye-catching accents by selecting interesting and original art; incorporated organic pieces with the woven bench, rustic wooden tables, and plants; and used burnt orange and deep yellow as secondary colors to complement the blue hues.

The living room features an Avec Carbon Sofa from CB2, Geo Wool Kilim Rug from West Elm, and Dylan Dining Table from CB2. The full purchase list can be found at the bottom of this post.

Master Bedroom

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The bedroom was designed around Mark’s existing painting of San Francisco. We helped him select pieces and colors to play off the painting and incorporated burnt orange and deep yellows to keep the apartment’s design cohesive. (The beautiful frog sculpture perfectly encapsulates the bedroom’s vibe.)

Office

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In his office, Mark wanted a space for people to relax and chat, so we created a lounge area for guests to unwind while Mark was busy working away. The other side of the office is composed of a triple monitor desktop setup that Mark already owned and did not need help designing.

Shopping List and Budget

Mark spent around $20,000 inclusive of furniture, tax, shipping, and design fee.

Included below are links and prices of most of the major pieces that Mark purchased for his space. (Links valid as of June 18, 2014)

Living Room

Type Name Link Price
Sofa CB2 – Avec Carbon link $1,399
Media Console Room & Board – Innes link $1,599
Dining Table CB2 – Dylan link $799
Bench West Elm – Terra link $369
Bench Cushion West Elm – Terra link $99
Lounge Chair CB2 – 1938 Leather Butterfly link $399
Rug West Elm – Geo Wool Kilim link $599
Coffee Table CB2 – Ember link $199
Side Table West Elm – Rustic Storage link $199
Table Lamp West Elm – Morton link $169
Floor Lamp Crate & Barrel – Aerin Bronze link $149
Dining Chairs (2) CB2 – Phoenix Ivory link $258
Floor Lamp* NA NA ~$149
TV* NA NA ~$3,000
Pillows (4)* NA NA ~$350
Throw Blankets (2)* NA NA ~$200
Accessories* NA NA ~$400
Design Fee (Styling Included) $850
*Estimated prices Total $11,186

Master Bedroom

Type Name Link Price
Duvet Restoration Hardware – Italian Vintage Percale link $399
Console Table CB2 – Mill link $299
Floor Lamp CB2 – X Chrome link $149
Table Lamps (2) Crate & Barrel – Zak link $498
Night Stands (2)* NA NA ~$500
Bed* NA NA ~$1,500
Cushions* NA NA ~$100
Pillows (5)* NA NA ~$400
Accessories* NA NA ~$300
Design Fee (Styling Included) $567
*Estimated prices Total $4,712

Office

Type Name Link Price
Daybed CB2 – Lubite Graphite Sleeper link $899
Floor Lamp CB2 – Signal link $299
Side Table CB2 – Dot Acacia link $199
Table Lamp CB2 – Cloche link $69.95
Pillows (4)* NA NA ~$200
Design Fee (Styling Included) $283
*Estimated prices Total $1,949.95

Bathrooms

Type Name Link Price
Shower Curtain West Elm – Honey Comb link $49
Shower Curtain West Elm – Slate Horizon Stripe link $49
Liners (2) West Elm – Eco Shower link $24
Curtain Rings (2) Moen – Eco Shower link $30
Bath Rug Pottery Barn – Classic link $22.50
Bath Rugs (2) Pottery Barn – Classic link $55
Bath Mat (2) West Elm – Horizon Stripe link $58
*Estimated prices Total $287.50

Artwork

Mark was interested in changing his pieces from time to time so he opted for Turning Art’s rental program. Mark rents 7 large pieces for $140/month from Turning Art.

Total = ~$20,000

If you’re looking for design help, email us at hello@dwellcandy.com or check out our homepage at www.dwellcandy.com.

One Comment

  1. Cool to see a couple of my pieces featured here. Check me out at http://www.turningart.com

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