I’m stepping in to solve another bachelor’s design dilemma. He finds himself in a situation many people in New York are in. He’s been wanting to buy a place for a long time. But prices in NYC are insane, the stock market is unstable, so a lot of potential home owners are doing just what he’s doing…waiting…and renting.
Here are some Iphone images I took. Most rentals in big buildings have pre painted linen white walls, which is the standard rental color, forget trim it all goes one monotone color. You’re allowed to paint the walls but you have to paint them back again when you move out.
Hmm…should you spend money doing that?
Time flies as we all know, and life goes by very quickly and you want to come home to a place that cheers you up. Yet you’re unsure how long you’ll be living there….
How much do you do spend to improve the place?
I’m going to follow this make over with before and afters on the blog. A lot of people ask me what to do when they’re renting a place. I think it’s an interesting dilemma. Most New Yorkers are used to renting, and used to sacrificing space to be able to live in this exciting city. This apartment is very sunny with good space, and has lots of windows, which is a great. Then again you’re going to need a lot of blinds…fit to size…And you can’t take those with you right?
A lot of issues to figure out and solve.
This bachelor is a business man, with an artistic side and passion for rock n’ roll. So I want to create a space that really represents who he is and makes him happy to come home to without spending a lot of money. He likes green, and blue, and is not afraid of colors… and dresses really well.
The ocean blue velvet couch from Plantation LA is the only previous purchase I helped him with a while back. So I’m taking my cue from that…. and I’m taking style cues from….
…a Peacock! I’m going to take all my color cues form this amazingly beautiful animal!
And rock magazines….
…inexpensive mid century vintage pieces that can be reinvented…or stay as is…
…NY designer Ryan Korban’s apartment….
A couple of inspiration pictures….
Design by Madeline Stuart.
I’m going to redesign lots of vintage stuff and search out great inexpensive buys from sites and store. I love to take on the challenge.
Got any great ideas for me?