The homeowner for this bachelor pad is in the restaurant business, and he relocated from New York City to New Jersey. To suit the bachelor's active lifestyle, Blanche Garcia keeps the furniture clean and modern. A color palette of charcoal and chocolate is both elegant and masculine.
The bedroom lacked storage so a closet and entertainment cabinet is designed to take up a whole wall. Neutral fabrics and walls balance the dark wood of the built-ins, and a stylish light fixture adds a bit of bling to the space designed by Blanche Garcia.
Noah's Ark is infused into this little boy's room since that's what he loved. The wallpaper has animal prints in a tone-on-tone application to keep it from being too juvenile. HGTV Design Star contestant Blanche Garcia also accents with a sea blue hue that is carried into his bathroom.
To continue green in this seating area, the walls are hand-glazed in a non-VOC paint using three layers. The sofa is covered in cotton and filled with recycled bottles made into cushions. HGTV Design Star contestant Blanche Garcia also brings in antique chairs and tables, the perfect way to stay sustainable and glamorous.
HGTV Design Star contestant Blanche Garcia wanted the main living space in this New Jersey bachelor pad to feel young, vibrant and fun for when the homeowner is entertaining friends. She creates a focal wall of burnt orange. To bring a little New York City into the design, Garcia commissions artwork by a graffiti artist for the living room.
This sleek kitchen originally had a low ceiling, but the designers were able to raise it in the center which helped visually open up the room. The light fixtures are petite enough not to obstruct the sight lines.
To give the bookcase a bit more of a modern feel, designers decided to turn the books around. Designers staged the bookcases to make the accent piece look more put together for a clean, uncluttered look.