Bachelor’s Pad

A young, single Wall Street analyst wanted a bachelor’s pad for his two-bedroom unit in a new luxury development in Chelsea. The décor features a palette of charcoal grey and masculine details as well as luxurious handmade Japanese wallpaper.

Starting with the blank slate of a new apartment, we enlarged the living room out of the adjacent guest bedroom by opening up the wall between the rooms and installed a frosted-glass sliding partition for privacy when guests stay. The more expansive living room served better the client’s everyday living needs.

In the bedroom a custom headboard brings contemporary style alongside a classic mid-century modern Laurel lamp. We salvaged a Baughman nightstand, which had seemed beyond repair, and updated it with white lacquer. Sketches by artist Scarlett Bailey (based in New York and Mexico City) lend an air of whimsy to the polished scheme.

When the apartment sold, it broke the building’s per-square-foot record.