BACHELOR'S Pad

 

 

A young, single Wall Street analyst wanted a bachelor’s pad for his two-bedroom unit in a new luxury development in Chelsea. The décor features a palette of charcoal grey and masculine details as well as luxurious handmade Japanese wallpaper.

Wallpaper from Kyoto hand-made from mulberry bark contrasts with the Italian macassar bookcase.

Wallpaper from Kyoto hand-made from mulberry bark contrasts with the Italian macassar bookcase.

A custom bench with Manuel Canovas velvet pillows makes for the perfect launching pad for the day to come.

A custom bench with Manuel Canovas velvet pillows makes for the perfect launching pad for the day to come.

 

 

Starting with the blank slate of a new apartment, we enlarged the living room out of the adjacent guest bedroom by opening up the wall between the rooms and installed a frosted-glass sliding partition for privacy when guests stay. The more expansive living room served better the client’s everyday living needs.

modern, bright kitchen design with cabinets and stainless steel appliances

modern, bright kitchen design with cabinets and stainless steel appliances

The living room feels even more spacious, with a glass partition (pictured back, right) to screen off the guest sleeping area.

The living room feels even more spacious, with a glass partition (pictured back, right) to screen off the guest sleeping area.

 

 

In the bedroom a custom headboard brings contemporary style alongside a classic mid-century modern Laurel lamp. We salvaged a Baughman nightstand, which had seemed beyond repair, and updated it with white lacquer. Sketches by artist Scarlett Bailey (based in New York and Mexico City) lend an air of whimsy to the polished scheme.

When the apartment sold, it broke the building’s per-square-foot record.

The bedroom harmoniously combines new, vintage and updated vintage pieces.

The bedroom harmoniously combines new, vintage and updated vintage pieces.

A multi-purpose den and guest bedroom features a minimalist art coffee table and custom handmade rug.

A multi-purpose den and guest bedroom features a minimalist art coffee table and custom handmade rug.