Bachelor Pad Details

Here is a quick breakdown of everything in the photos from the other post.

First, the sofa wall:


The sofa is the Dorset by Rowe and came from a store near Berkeley called Papillon.    Rowe has very affordable options and offers a decent amount of customization.  I am working with another client right now who is probably getting a Rowe sectional in a similar color but with contrasting piping.  Can’t wait to see that!  The customized pillows come with the sofa.  I chose a redish orange stripe but in the pictures they just look like a solid orange.  Wall color is Benjamin Moore Deep Creek.

Because the space was limited, we chose a vintage bench as a coffee table.  The end tables are vintage typewriter tables, one metal and one with a wood top to add some warmth and contrast.  The lamps are Ikea.  The mirror belongs to the client but I updated it with some ASCP.  Potted succulents are from Ikea too.

The rug is a vintage Afghan Royal Balouch from ecarpetgallery.  The chair on the left is an antique poker chair from a local cardhouse found at Urban Ore.  The chair on the right is a midcentury vintage Eames chair from the Alameda Point Antiques Faire.

My favorite part of the whole room is the vintage brass bird also found at the Alameda Flea Market.  I almost kept him.

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The floor lamp next to the leather chair is a vintage photographer’s lamp and the foot stool for the chair is against the wall for more seating.  The art wall is comprised of some pieces belonging to the client and some I added.  The vintage maps (hard to see but they are the 2 large pieces at the bottom) are 1930’s topographical maps of areas surrounding the SF Bay region.  My husband scored those at UC Berkeley on Cal Day–the science department was selling a bunch of old maps for a $1 a piece!  I wish I could have bought them all.  Other pieces I added were 19th century engravings of Paris landmarks (the client lived in Paris for a time) and some vintage postcards.  Also a replica of an antique map of San Francisco.  The stars and music posters belong to the client as well as the harmonica holder (he’s a musician).  The pillow in the chair also belongs to the client.



I hope to have photos of the dining area and kitchen soon.  We are waiting on the building maintenance to install new light fixtures there which I’m worried could take a while.  You may remember the table/desk from an earlier post which is across the room from here serving as his dining area and office with another poker chair.

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10 thoughts on “Bachelor Pad Details

  1. I think I love the little brass bird too. And how cool to get those maps for a dollar! Wow. I would have bought them all too. Great find by your husband.

    Thanks for all of the details. I really can’t wait to see the rest and will keep my fingers crossed that building maintenance steps up to the plate.

  2. You continue to knock my socks off Lane – this is really awesome. Your client must be on top of the world in this place. The color combo and the furniture and the accessories you’ve chosen are really nice – homey, welcoming, and also it sounds like personal too. Can’t get over it! Excellent work!

    • Thank you so much Holly! It was definitely a fun project because I had so much freedom–he really let me do whatever I wanted within his budget. I really appreciate all your kind comments.

  3. The room looks lovely. Do you know by any chance which color fabric you used for the sofa? I’m thinking about ordering one from Rowe as well. Thanks!

    • Hi Luli,

      I don’t have the order number for the fabric but it was a dark turquoise. I know that Rowe has 2 of these options and it was the lighter of the two. It also has lots of texture.

      Good luck!


      • Thanks so much for your reply! The color is lovely. They have so many options and it’s often hard to imagine what an entire sofa in a particular color would look like.

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