Apr 13, 2011

Paul's Sleek Studio

Fellas please take note - - this is how you do a bachelor pad!

While many men don't take the time to style their spaces, New Yorker Paul does wonders with his 350 sq ft apartment. An entrant in the Teeny-Tiny Division of Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool 2011 Contest, Paul has one of the sleekest, most streamlined bachelor pads I've seen.

 I was so excited about this space I showed my husband... only for him to ask "Where's the TV?" lol... such a guy thing to wonder about. Still, I think this should inspire a few guys out there to step it up on the interior design front. When I was a single lady I would have fallen out if I walked into a guy's pad and was met with this sight!! Very nice. (Sidebar: There's nothing worse than a guy that is seemingly pulled together style wise with his fashion, yet lives in a house that's sloppy, messy, and full of college-ish mix-match furniture.)

To vote for Paul and his delightful digs click here.




 New York, New York 



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What I Love About My Home

The high ceilings and large windows create a bright, open environment and contribute to make the main room (242 sq. ft) look larger than it is. The dark hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and countertops give the place a very sleek, modern feel, which my furniture and décor complement, while also making the space feel warm and inviting. I’m proud that I’ve been able to collect some classic pieces that function well for lounging, sleeping or working, and can also accommodate social gatherings without having to move a single piece of furniture. 

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

Studio living requires that every single thing serves the space well, and this has forced to me to be very selective in what I purchase. Before buying anything, I ask myself, “’What function does this serve?’, ‘How will this improve my space?’ and ‘Will I want to own this 10 years from now?’” One result of looking at everything I own all the time, is that I constantly want to add new elements — yet I realize adding a new item means I have to get rid of something else. My apartment was a featured house tour in January (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/pauls-perfectly-suited-studiohouse-tour-139847) and since the only additions I’ve made since are the two glass hurricanes in the window to the left of the desk. It took me three days to figure out where to put them and what they would replace!
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