Kingston bachelor pad

The motivation:

It had been at least 20 years since our client last decorated and our newly  retired client wanted to set up his apartment home to enjoy his time there.   From a construction point of view kitchens and bathrooms were renovated about 10 years ago and didn’t require upgrades.  Wardrobes, carpets and even the stair treads were in dire need of replacement as was the furniture.  My client had a healthy budget to work with and wanted expert help to bring the whole thing together.  Journey Home was selected because he could see we offered a layered, more complete rooms.

The fix:

Together with my client we worked out his look was going to be transitional – Hamptons meets New York loft.

When developing new furniture layouts I quickly realized that flipping the living room furnishing layout to better accommodate a big screen TV without it imposing on the room and provide better circulation in general.  With my trusty tape measure, we stepped it out and my client agreed.

To disguise the  AC Unit’s pipe I drew up a new built in pelmet which also houses motorized sheer roller blinds and lined linen curtains to control light and provide insulation.  We quickly realized with all the changes that hardware and lighting would also need to be updated to fit.

The combination of moving is the AC, new windows and window treatments has resulted in a higher comfort level in the apartment.

Fully costed Furnishing plans and moodboards were presented, which included custom built wall units and comfy generous chairs.  Our client generously let us do a surprise room in the guest room which meant the entire apartment was completed and ticked off with nothing left to do for at least a few years.  Once  furnishing were approved we set about project managing 115 furnishing items for a furniture 3 day installation.  We install everything from the sheets to the wall unit.

It turns out that our client has a knack for accessorizing and we enjoyed styling in accessories with him.

Time lapse video of furniture install day here.

The services:

Interior Design Construction consultation  – Flooring, lighting, ad hoc assistance.

Renovation construction budget $ 100,000 – $ 200,000

Fully furnished room service – All rooms

Furnishings budget:  $ 1,100 – $1,800 per square metre excluding trades and design fees for a mix of silver and gold level decorating.

Photography by John Downs.


Interior Design & Decoration