Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Bachelor's Pad Interior Design Project
As soon as you enter the room, the first thing you will see is the bookshelf. The book shelf is designed in such a way that it is modern, and yet not too trendy. It becomes a focal point as you enter the room. This sets the mood for the rest of the design accents. I chose to use dark charcoal color for the main accent furniture for it to pop up from the walls. A basic color that is both manly and yet modern. The shelf is chunky for better support and to make it look more "designed" and not just store bought pieces. This chunky shelves continues to the TV/ entertainment system, same simple and sleek lines. Clean and sophisticated look. The base cabinet can be used for more storage and the top for entertainment devices. The TV can be wall mounted to accommodate more counter space. We can also add a strip of LED lights under the TV counter for mood lighting.
For the kitchen, I chose to move the fridge where the range should be, for us to have more space. The area where the fridge will now have a counter, that can be used both for dining as well as preparation area for cooking. This is also a good open space for entertaining, where you can entertain your guest while cooking, more of an open kitchen so there is more interaction. I would suggest for you to use a standard dining height for the counter so you can use ordinary chairs, it is more comfortable than bar stools. The cube ottoman/ stool that is used as coffeetable/ottoman in the living area can also be used for extra sitting for this dining area. This counter can comfortable sit 3-4 persons, but can also be expanded up to 6 person use.
For the Bedroom, as per our discussion, I took out the wall in between the 2 bedrooms. This give more room and a more flexible way to layout the furniture. I moved the closet to Bedroom 2, where the door opens to. Because of this I suggest to take out that door ad just use the door going to the Bedroom 1. The back wall at the back of the bed becomes a feature wall. The column and beam is already there, so instead of concealing it I used the existing architecture as an accent. So I added a built up wall on the opposite site of the column to balance it out and for symmetry. You can opt to use a wall paper or just a different paint color for this to make it stand out. You can also line the sides of this wall with cove lighting that will add drama to the space.
On the opposite wall, i demolished a part of that wall and placed a TV/ Study console. It is both your TV wall and right behind that is your study area. We can have it designed that the wall pivots from 1 space to the other so u can have just 1 TV both can be viewed on both sides. You can also hook up your TV to be the monitor for you PC so you save more space and much easier for you to shift. At the opposite side of your table is a customized bench, something like your day bed at the living room. and hanging shelves to the corner. This is a good place for you to sit and relax while enjoying a nice book. The bench will also come handy when you dress up, to put on your shoes or socks.