Bachelor pads are fun to design. They demand eclecticism and imagination, in exchange for an often less-than-generous offer of space. With our team, the client, an upcoming fashion designer presented herself as a willing collaborator during the immersive planning stage. The space a 250 sq.ft. had to accommodate the stylish living demands of two travel-loving sisters. What came out of the extensive give-and take of ideas is a careful spread of bohemian chic accents and items.
One look will confirm that this is a pad worthy of a culture junkie, a product of the ‘travel generation’. “The room was zoned into 4 parts—the bedroom, the walk-in wardrobe/dressing area, the study/entertainment zone, and the alcove, a personal hide-out,” shares the team. Bachelor spaces need to work hard with respect to space-division and this one does so with the brilliance of a thespian.
The master bedroom is a beautiful space; a huge world map covers one wall turning it into an inspirational vision board. Indeed, the intent here is to enable the sisters to catalogue their many sojourns. What looks like the bed is actually a raised wooden platform in a wenge wood pattern holding a plush mattress. Dreamy sunlight streams in from a nearby, linen curtain-adorned window on whose sill sits a small line of little potted plants.
A scuffed magazine crate reinforces that carefree vibe and a beautiful rope swing that hangs from the rafters becomes the dedicated coffee table, establishing the multifaceted bohemian character of the home.
A stack of old-style travel trunks is a clear reference to the wanderlust that afflicts the residents of the room. A raw wooden ladder with branches is an on-site creation designed to hold bags and other hanging accessories, while the walk-in wardrobe is home to a vanity mirror, an accessories nook, and clothes shelves.
“Clients interests in various fields helped define the space’s true character from her perspective. This reflects in her collection of posters, art on metal plates, music, and artists’ pictures framed and hung on the brick wall in the room.” The adjoining table and the cabinet along with the chic triangular wall shelves hold their books and sewing materials.
This wall is part of the study/entertainment section - the Projector screen rolls down for some movie time.
The Alcove is a balcony-like escape redolent with natural light streaming through a beautiful crochet curtain. This is a special home and inspiration pad, designed by and for artists.
The blue wooden stripped entrance door highlights the white walls. The study by the door engages with the interpreter of the room. The metal grid on the wall is a style of a pin up wall for the user.