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A Sophisticated Masculine Oasis

The term “bachelor pad” often stirs up visions of neon signs, broken-in recliners and fully stocked mini fridges. You might call this post a PSA to make that notion a thing of the past. You might also call this post a roadmap to creating a sophisticated space that’s both masculine and welcoming. A space that elevates what it means to live in an apartment as a young, single man – versatile enough to entertain in style but also relax and kick back in comfort.

Keep the larger pieces neutral

An easy way to ensure overall cohesion and flow in your space is to keep the larger furniture pieces neutral. Introduce color in the smaller-ticket items. Pillows, throws and curtains are easy and inexpensive swaps if you start to grow tired of a particular color.

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Let texture and pattern dominate

Menswear-inspired fabrics are one of our favorite ways to add interest and infuse a space with an undeniably masculine edge. Rich leathers and hides are also great textile choices that have sophisticated appeal.

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Use adaptable furniture

Getting furniture that can multitask is a great way to give your space the flexibility it needs for any situation. Something that can be a side table in one instance and a seat in another gives a bachelor ultimate versatility without clutter.

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Exercise restraint

In a well-tailored apartment, less is often more. That’s not to say that you can’t collect – display your collections neatly so that they become conversation pieces rather than obstacles.

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Add contrast

Going bold with a mix of dark and light pieces is a great way to give your apartment a little bit of edge, even if you’re working with small quarters. Dark pieces can work to anchor a space and give it some weight while the lighter pieces balance and complement.

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Opt for clean lines

Contemporary furnishings with sleek, modern silhouettes are an easy way to ensure the space feels streamlined and uncluttered. This will also lay the groundwork for any conversation pieces you want to add in as the room evolves.

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Impress your guests with a fully outfitted bar

Take your hosting game to the next level by supplying your bar with all the tools, liquors and specialty glassware you’ll need to whip up any cocktail, any time.

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Brugge Townhouse

Invest in real bedding

One thing that will set any man apart is a proper bed outfitted with sheets, duvet and duvet cover, and decent pillows. There is nothing worse than bedding that looks like it traveled straight from the college dorm room. No need to get fancy in the design department here, though. Our best advice is to get simple, all white bedding with a high thread count. Second date: guaranteed.

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Same concept goes for the bathroom

Ensure your bathroom is equipped with all the essentials that will make your guests feel comfortable. Two major things on this list that often get passed by are proper hand towels and soap.

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 Below see a few more of our picks that will take your bachelor pad to the next level:

Trend to Try: Channel Tufting

If you’re looking for a fresh take on classic tufted upholstery, channel tufting may be for you. The clean, linear look is great for solid colored upholstery if you want to add interest without having to incorporate pattern (although pattern can make a great, bold statement!). The streamlined design of the channel tufting technique gives

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Elevate Your Summer Tablescape

Among the many things to love about summer, hosting outdoor dinner parties and drinking rosé tops our list. Whether you’re a seasoned hostess or are entertaining for the first time, these tablescape ideas will inspire you to take your hosting game to the next level this summer. Pick a theme or stick to a color palette

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Trend to Try: Wire Mesh Cabinets

It’s easy to see why open shelving has become a popular alternative to closed cabinets. They give the room an open, airy feel and they keep everyday items within reach. However, not everyone is willing to commit to that level of organization to maintain a clean look. Another alternative to closed shelving that has caught our eye lately

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Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2017

Last weekend we attended the 45th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in NYC. Located in a turn-of-the-century townhouse on East 65th street, the showcase featured 18 talented designers who transformed the various rooms and spaces with creativity and style. Luxe wall treatments, dark marbles, and metal strip detailing were some of our favorite takeaway trends from the day. The kitchen,

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Trend to Try: Sliding Barn Doors

Elements of the modern farmhouse aesthetic have been growing in popularity as new constructions look to emulate the fabric of a storied home but with modern, 21st century conveniences. One popular element we’ve noticed weaving its way in are sliding barn doors. From rustic to contemporary, barn doors offer a stylish space-saving alternative to traditional hinge-mounted doors. Shop The Look We love

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2017 Luxury Home Tour

New residential development used to conjure up images of cookie-cutter homes that lack architectural detail and charm. But as the competition for buyers has become more challenging, it’s obvious that each home must incorporate designs and finishes with both character and luxury appeal. On Saturday, we attended the 2017 Luxury Home Tour Presented by the Homebuilders and Remodelers

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Copper Crush

Metallics have been trendy for a while and don’t seem to be going out of style anytime soon, but one overlooked metal that’s on the rise is copper. Similar in its warmth to rose gold, this elemental metal is gaining a resurgence in popularity and quickly earning its title of the metal of the moment. Copper’s ever-changing patina makes it

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Elements of a Modern Beach Home

In a true beach home, the focus is always on indoor-outdoor living, spatial serenity, and a strong relationship with the natural landscape. As opposed to traditional architecture, sleek lines, horizontal articulation and large windows typify the modern approach to coastal architecture. Interiors are defined by maximum simplicity with a reduced palette of materials that activate a dialogue with the natural landscape.

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