Main Line Bachelor Pad Transformation

Philadelphia Main Line bachelor contacted Pamela Kofsky of Elegant Interior Designs to help him transform his new home which included his Great Room, Master Suite, Study, Breakfast Nook, Office and Guest Room.  The client requested a contemporary farmhouse look with all natural products. Some of the inspiration pieces to be incorporated in the design would need to include: natural products such as reclaimed wood, stone, leather, metal and brick.  He liked simplicity and an uncluttered look.  The transformation of the space was very masculine and reflected his personal taste and lifestyle.

In the photos you can see a combination of a natural color palette with fabrics and a few subtle pops of color.  The fabrics consisted of natural fibers – linens, cotton, hair on hide, leather and some leather accented with nail heads contributing to the masculine feel. The color palette was earthy with taupe, beige, camel and cream. The rugs were made of natural fibers including jute, sisal and wool throughout the home.

Great Room

Great Room

The Great Room had a custom designed sectional with a complimentary armless sofa accented with natural linen pillows. As you enter the room there is a cast stone top console table with an old wooden base on the right. The occasional chair in the far corner is a natural wood with a woven raffia seat paired with a carved wood side table. The coffee table is a reclaimed wood top with a metal base. The custom looped wool area rug adds interest and unifies the seating area. The fireplace wall, a room highlight, was redesigned with reclaimed wooden panels and fabricated by TR Risk. A local Philadelphia artist, Nancy “Weezy ” Forman’s oil on canvas giclee of an old truck in a wooded setting completes the fireplace wall.

Bachelor Master Suite

Bachelor Master Suite

The Master Suite is simple and stunning featuring a king size bed which captures your attention with the pine trunks on a stand which serve as bedside tables. The natural palm branches strung together with woven rattan create interesting lamps with burlap shades.  The window treatments are woven wood shades which add privacy and light control to the room.  The wool rug with the beige and taupe stripe help to bring the whole look together.

Gentleman's Study

Gentleman’s Study

The Gentleman’s Study is the perfect private space to relax and unwind with a cocktail after a long day at the office. The hair-on-hide chair with the ottoman and distressed leather with nail head trim club chair add the WOW factors to the room. The entertainment center doubles as a private bar and lighting remains simple and unique.

Breakfast Nook

Breakfast Nook

The Breakfast Nook with the reclaimed wood table and chairs with the nubby natural fabric add charm and character to the space. The light fixture brings an industrial airy feel to the space which opens into the Great Room.

Family Room

Great Room – Farmhouse Inspired

Study Wine Closet

Study with Glass Wine Closet


Great Room

Fireside Sitting Area


Overall the Main Line Bachelor project was an opportunity to take a space and transform it to meet the client’s needs. As you look from room to room it might look like a catalogue but it is not – this is a unique one of a kind design that features Elegant Interior Designs’ vision of pairing local artists and furniture designers with a common theme of contemporary farmhouse.

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