Happy Friday. Just wanted to pop in to give a heart felt thanks for all the amazing feedback and support for our Gentleman’s Bachelor Pad Reveal. You guys are truly the bestest and I’m so grateful for this blog. I wish I could high five each and every one of you.
You know what I’m also grateful for? Awesome clients. Remember this vignette?
Well those vintage cameras aren’t just for show. My client is actually a talented photographer and develops film and everything. (Film, what is film?) He snapped a few pics of the pad and I just had to share.
Also- if you missed it- he left me the sweetest comment on the reveal post that I am reposting here. Let’s just call this my Yelp Review. Thanks, Jeff!
“Men without women live like bears with furniture.” Rita Rudner
Courtney, these pictures are wonderful as usual. Fantastic work!
Naomi’s gifts extend to writing so I think those following her blog already have a feel for her sense of design, and humor, and how driven she is, but perhaps I can add a few details to provide a more complete picture for those that haven’t met Naomi and her father Andrew personally.
The Steins have designed and built spaces for me in the past. If you’re familiar with Naomi’s portfolio you might recognize a few of my pieces of art in another area of her web site. Working with Naomi and Andrew has been a pleasure right from the start; they are unfailingly courteous and forthright while going about the business of building inspired interiors, and the other professionals they recruit share those qualities. I trust them, and their friends too.
Naomi and I have worked with larger budgets and now this more humble one, but as you can see the result is the same: elegant form, color and texture that’s easy to live in and kid friendly. We’ve gone from the first week description of ‘a bachelor with a chair and some art’ (oh heavens) to this design, and seemingly in no time. Thanks, Naomi. As you already know my boys now feel quite happy and relaxed in their new home.
One new approach with this project was the intent of using custom furniture from local sources, and I can’t tell you how pleased I am to have one piece from Andrew and two from George Coldren. They each added something special to the project and of course now those pieces of furniture mean something more to me than furniture purchased from a far away land. They were made right here in Philadelphia, by friends who care about design and enduring quality.
And the dining room sideboard? Four different pieces were designed in CAD and taped on that wall for review. The first one was approved by me and in production when Naomi cancelled it after finding a detail that she couldn’t accept. It took some work to get to that final design, so those custom pieces are hard won, and keepers. Nice job everyone.
The final details and accessories complete the place and are such a treat; my youngest has touched every little piece of it, turning things around in his hands and asking if we get to keep it daddy. Life can be sweet like that.
But oh the plants . . . I fear for them. Someone please send help before the ruination is complete.
Naomi, Andrew, George, Deb, Courtney. Thanks so much. I’m delighted, and my two smaller bears are simply overjoyed. We’re so lucky.
The best of everything to all of you.
Seriously, too nice. I can’t handle it. Fingers crossed the plants make it.
Have a great weekend everyone. I’ll have to find something new to post about starting next week…