Rustic Sophisticated Bachelor Pad Remodel
I just wrapped up my first big interior design job with a legit client and it’s been, in a word, amazing. It helps to have an awesome client who trusts you and a contractor who is willing to teach you as much he can. This experience has been such a whirlwind and I am sad it’s over. It’s also been completely overwhelming. Having a full time job on top of this project has made me exhausted, but I am so thankful for everything I’ve learned through this opportunity and trust me, its been a lot. I owe so much to my client who trusted me and told me to “just have fun with it.” Spectacular, right?
During our first consultation, the house was in extreme disrepair. My client, a recent widower, was left to clean up the pieces of his wife who was an extreme, “collector”. He knew he wanted to start fresh – new kitchen, new living room, and touch ups to the bedrooms. Mainly the house just didn’t feel like him, and in the process of the remodel he developed his own taste and sense of style. I was so honored to help him find that.
The whole house got new Cali bamboo floors and new window treatments from the Shade Store, and almost every room got a fresh paint job. He liked color and he came to the table with his own ideas. I was happy to steer him toward the right greens and blues for the bedrooms. The main part of the renovation was the kitchen, living room, powder room and entry way. He was very much involved in every decision and was so much fun to work with that it made the job that much easier!
Since my client heads a dog’s flyball team, used to be a dog trainer, and has three pups of his own, this wallpaper was a must in the powder room!
we added t&g ceiling and stained it a custom color and then added a modern fan so it didn’t feel too “cabiny”
One of my favorite rooms in the end was his entry way. It was full of stuff when I first saw the house, but I knew we could do so much with the space once I got my hands on it!
There it is! Hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it happen. More projects coming soon. Thanks to everyone involved including The Bam House crew for being troopers during installation. You can see more images here from the project! And make sure to go see it at the ORC blog page!