It’s the most wonderful time of the week! One Room Challenge, Baby. It’s week 3 and we still have a lot to do before the Gentleman’s Bachelor Pad is ready for its big reveal. So far we’ve gathered inspiration, designed a floor plan, selected rugs and a sofa, but this week is all about filling in essential furniture pieces.
If you need to catch yourself up, you can find previous (and future) weeks here:
Week 1 -(Before Photos, Inspiration)
Week 2 – (Floor Plan, Paint, Rugs)
Week 3 - (Vintage, Casegoods, Lighting)
Week 4- (Seating)
Week 5- (Custom Furniture and Accessories peek)
Week 6- (The Finale)
After reviewing budget and needs with my client, we decided the best plan of attack was to buy a few investment pieces and find a few great deals. He was up for mixing new pieces with quality vintage pieces. So I began searching all over for the perfect vintage elements.
First on the list was a credenza for the living room. I discussed the options I was considering in this post HERE. We ended up choosing Broyhill’s Brasilia credenza. I loved the warm tone of the wood, the sculptural doors and chic hardware. Plus the price was right!
Quick facts about the Brasilia… The line was created in 1962 and was inspired by Oscar Niemeyer’s architectural designs in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia. You can learn more about the line here.
Here is the piece on the long living room wall. I found these vintage blue lamps, but still need to get shades. We also plan to hang a mirror above the credenza.
#2 Sofa table
With several pieces needed, I knew I wanted to save money on a sofa table. So I hit up craigslist and found this simple piece for a great price. The dimensions were perfect and my client agreed to paint it a more suitable color.
As I mentioned in the floor plan, I wanted an etagere to fill the wall to the right of the fireplace. I couldn’t find one exactly like I wanted, so I had Coldren Design build one for us. You can see better pics of the etagere and the progress shots in this post. We tailored the dimensions of the piece so that it perfectly matches the built-in shelves on the left side of the fireplace.
Here is the etagere in place against the black wall. My client’s art has also been hung. Both shelves still need to be styled. And we are missing the sofa, of course.
The bookshelf sticks out into the window space a bit, so it was important that the piece be open on the sides and float in the room.
Lest you think the living room is almost done, we still have some work to do. Still on the list: sofa delivery, coffee table, chairs, art, pillows, window treatment and room styling.
The window wall is still pretty lacking, but the little driftwood end table is fabulous!
I wanted something modern, brass and statmenty for the dining room chandelier. I found this sputnik inspired piece and was instantly captivated.
#5 Dining Table
The dining table was another area I was looking to save money on the project. It’s so easy to drop big bucks on a table, but since this is a rental, we weren’t even positive if the next home would support the table of the same size. Luckily I found a great table on craigslist. It’s a little bit industrial, a little bit rustic. Just the perfect compliment to our modern chandelier.
The last dining room selection was a rug. With a sisal and a tribal rug in the living room, I loved the simple geometric pattern of Surya’s Alameda rug. We will be using blue as an accent throughout the space and this was the perfect jumping off point.
Here is the room so far- table, rug and chandelier in place. We still need dining chairs, window treatments and a few other pieces for this room.
So that’s week 3. I hope you like the progress so far!
NEXT WEEK: More furniture will be delivered. Think chairs, sofa and possibly some more chairs. Get excited.
How are the rest of my challengemates fairing half way into the challenge? You’ll have to check the links below…