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Bachelor Pad Final Countdown!

by habituallychic

10 . 14 . 08

I don’t know if I ever mentioned before that the Bachelor started his own finance company in March and also happens to work on Wall Street so needless to say, things have been a little tense around the Bachelor Pad for the last few weeks. I’ve also had to finish up the living and dining areas while trying to spend as little money as possible. It’s also hard to get excited about your newly decorated apartment when you’re not sure if you’re going to have a job to go to. At least the bachelor has kept his sense of humor and was able to joke about having a nice apartment to sit around in if things do go bad. But I’m sure he’ll be fine. We have to keep thinking positively if nothing else. I’m also positive that the television wall above looks much better than it did before (see below). Sometimes less is really is more!

Before Photo

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  1. Anonymous October 14, 2008 | 10:20 pm

    looks fantastic!

  2. Anonymous October 14, 2008 | 11:23 pm

    That’s Bananas! The space looks so sleek and modern, and also SO much larger! Can’t wait to see the completed project. Bravo!

  3. viera October 15, 2008 | 12:03 am

    Definitely huge improvement.So NY!

  4. Ivy Lane October 15, 2008 | 1:31 am

    Lookin’ FanTAStic! 😉

  5. Jinnie October 15, 2008 | 1:46 am

    I always love to see before-and-after pictures and see how things change from the beginning till the end. Looking forward to the finished project too!!

    Greetings from Holland 🙂

  6. Habitually Chic October 15, 2008 | 3:19 am

    Thanks everyone! I’m so glad everyone likes it! I get so nervous when “Anonymous” pops up because I’m worried it’s going to be someone posting a nasty comment!

    The space really is huge compared to most New york apartments and he’s very lucky to live there!

  7. Juxtaposition Design October 15, 2008 | 3:47 am

    AH! I just stumbled across your blog and am loving it SO MUCH!

    The television wall looks great so far! Can’t wait to see the rest of the before/afters!

  8. Decor Fellow: James Saavedra October 15, 2008 | 7:26 am

    agreed- less is more. Horn candlesticks are a lovely touch

  9. Down Comforter October 15, 2008 | 10:38 am

    looks fantastic!

  10. Anonymous October 15, 2008 | 11:11 am

    looks fabulous!

  11. Jennifer in ATL October 15, 2008 | 1:44 pm

    Wow….this guy really needed help!

  12. CB October 15, 2008 | 2:14 pm

    Dear Ms. Chic,

    The place is really looking wonderful. These are hard times for many, but I think having a nice place to curl up in can make it a little easier. I look forward to seeing more!


  13. Sarah Danielle October 15, 2008 | 10:21 pm

    Can’t wait to see it all done! Agreed – less is more (esp. when you have only a bachelor to maintain the design once your done!) 🙂

  14. pve design October 16, 2008 | 11:00 pm

    The before and after say it all.
    Yes, less is always more.
    In tough times, having a sleek home to come home to is a mighty refuge.

  15. Bridget October 19, 2008 | 1:54 pm

    Love it! I am moving in to a similar space – a small apt.

    The difference I think is that my dining/living area is one large room. There is not turn around the corner like in the picture you show. I have a very large wall on which to put the TV. I own the space so I may in the future open some of the space up in to the kitchen that is on the other side.

    My question is what to do with the TV. Do I get a large unit or a small unit like the C&B leaning unit. Or I could get a low media piece and put the TV on top. My mom is afraid with that option there will not be enough height in the room. Finally, I could mount it like you did. Where did you get the piece under the mounted TV?

    ANy ideas. I love what I see you doing.

  16. Habitually Chic October 19, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    Hi Bridget – it’s hard to give advice without seeing your space but keep in mind that mounting a tv on the wall take a professional to do the job. The piece under the tv in the bachelor pad came from Crate and Barrel and is an entertainment unit which made it easy to hide the equipment. I also like that is has sliding doors so they don’t jut out into the room when open. Sometimes tall units are too much for a small room. You could always get a tall bookcase and leave room for a tv to fit on one of the shelves. Hope this helps!