Embarking on a redecoration of a bachelor pad is a task rife with stereotypes and macho themes. Immediately, one conjures up images of black leather, chrome, empty Crown Royal bottles, giant TVs and stereo equipment stacked to the ceiling. This need not be the first visual you associate with the modern bachelor, but it can be tricky to steer clear of all these connotations and arrive at fresh, intelligent approach to the challenge of designing a home for the modern single man.
Area rug – Turco Persian Rug Co., www.turcopersian.com | Bed, chair fabric – Schumacher available through Bilbrough & Co., www.schumacher.com | Custom bed – Sarah Richardson Design, www.sarahrichardsondesigncom | Drapery fabric, leather for bed rails – Designer Fabrics, www.designerfabrics.ca | Mattress, mattress pad, duvet, sleeping pillows – Ikea, www.ikea.com | Plaid pillow fabric, red pillow fabric – Leo's Textiles, www.leostextiles.com | Pillow sewing – Wesley Seto Designs, 416-538-3223 | Red column table, blue metal stools, yellow ladder, round mirrors, glass beakers, red console, teal vases – Queen West Antique Centre, 416-588-2212 | Custom marble tabletop – Elite Stone Design Corp., www.elitestone.ca | Walnut bedside tables – Patina Antiques, 416-862-8880 | Yellow lamps, vintage stripe blanket, green glass dish – Eclectisaurus, www.eclectisaurus.com | Pendant light – Ministry of the Interior, www.ministryoftheinterior.com | Sheets, duvet cover – The Real Canadian Superstore, www.superstore.ca | Track lighting – Universal Lighting, www.greatlighting.com | Vintage alarm clock – Morba, www.morba.ca | Framing of memorabilia – Elgin Picture & Frame, www.elginpictureandframe.com | Coverlet – West Elm, www.westelm.com | Coat tree, red box – Chair Table Lamp, chairtablelamp.blogspot.com | Framed photography – Canvas Gallery, www.canvasgallery.ca | Floor lamp – Philz, 416-461-9913 | Bookends – Decorum Decorative Finds, 416-966-6829 | Paint Colours – Para Paints, www.para.com. Walls: Coin Silver P2146-04, Accent wall: Blue P5012-63, Hallway: Express Yourself P5047-41