Interior Illusions, Mike Valles. He consistently dresses in style and if there were an ideal "bachelor" look, his look might fit the mold. Therefore, I wasn't surprised to see his personal style transform the design of one of the W Hollywood Residence suites. In true bachelor style, he was fortunate to have the presence and design expertise of his female counterpart, Interior Illusions interior designer Eileen Keshishian.
As I was looking around the W suite, I could see how the decor items could fit seamlessly into a bachelor lifestyle. To accomplish this particular aesthetic, we asked Mike to list his personal essentials for the ultimate bachelor pad.
- Privacy: For those sleepless nights, blackout curtains allow for privacy and when you need some rest, the ultimate nights sleep.
- Sheer Curtains/Beaded Curtains: On the other hand, the combination of sheer and beaded curtains allow for transparent visibility. The voyeur in you can enjoy the lack of privacy.
- Entertaining and Technology: The entertaining essentials include a media room equipped with an iPod Docking Station, surround sound, and a large HDTV television.
- Multi-Use Furniture: A dining table that converts into a pool table accommodates a formal dinner for 8 or a round of pool by simply removing the table top.
- Sleek and Sexy Materials: It is important to chose textures that appeal to your senses. Ideal materials for a sexy pad include smooth countertops, stainless steel tiles, and a mood inducing color palette.
- Comfort: Sofas that are upholstered in a premium fabric and filled with down give the piece an amazing texture. When guests visit it is great to have a space they feel comfortable just relaxing and lounging in.
- Location: Being located in close proximity to nightlife, restaurants, clubs, and fitness facilities is a plus for a bachelor pad.
- The "Cool" Factor: Elements such as a fireplace, beaded curtains, and an incredible view, gives the space the "cool" factor.
- Scents: Burning candles not only create a sexy mood, but also add a welcoming aroma to the space.
- Full Service Amenities: If the bachelor pad is a part of a larger building, then having amenties such as room service and housekeeping attribute to the ultimate bachelor pad.