We gave Nate half a million dollars and put him to the testcould he transform David's bachelor pad into a romantic home he and his fiancée Tereasa both will enjoy?
David was a collector: beer cans, bowling balls, arcade games, even a motorcycle. Nate said the boy toys would have to go!
Nate and the entire Chicago team of professionals at Owens Corning
HOMExperts Repair and Improvements (www.homexperts.com) got to work! Tereasa wanted more light in the living room, so they broke through the brick wall and installed a 9'x9' window. They couldn't create a sexy space without giving the couple a little privacy, so they installed motorized shutters from QMI Security Solutions. (www.qmisecuritysolutions.com)
Nate also turned the motorcycle sitting in the middle of the
living room into "sculpture." Now it's a cool piece of art.
"In a modern loft you can't just fill a space with furniture," says Nate. "Each piece has to be perfect." David's old bar and pink and black stools left Nate cold...
Nate replaced David's old bar with the Flip Me table from BOBOmodernliving.com. He added a Blythe leather ottoman, also from BOBOmodernliving.com. (BOBOmodernliving.com is no longer in operation.)
David proudly displayed a collection of female nudes in his living room. Nate said they had to go! Now there's only one woman in his life: Tereasa.
While Nate was hard at work in front of our cameras, we sent Tereasa to Classic Kids Photography studio (www.classickids.net) for a photo shoot of her own. Nate framed Tereasa's sexy, intimate poses and hung them on one of the walls in the bedroom.
Look at the sitting area now! The new sofa is sleek and modern from Jayson Home & Garden (www.jaysonhomeandgarden.com), complemented by two classic Mies Van der Rohe Barcelona chairs from Italydesign.com.
Nate left the charcoal grey wall bare. Nate says, "In a minimal interior, what you don't do is as important as what you do." A richly painted wall can stand alone as art.
Here's the old dark living room—dingy plywood floors, arcade games, nude paintings and all...
...Look at it now! Nate painted the plywood floors with a fresh coat of orange paint and added a Flokati rug from Smith & Noble (www.smithandnoble.com). A sleek and sexy day bed from BOBOmodernliving.com—which is no longer in operation—also provides extra seating.
You can't see it, but behind the bookcases there's a set of free weights serving as David's closet.
Tereasa wanted something open and airy. Her wish is Nate's command!
Nate replaced the old bookcases with a table and clear chairs from TOPDEQ (www.topdeq.com). What a great area to entertain as a couple!
Nate knocked down the drywall and added a sleek railing to open up the bedroom. And the new cut outs in the wall add a modern touch.
Time to go upstairs! David's bedroom was dark and masculine...
...Now it's a bright and sexy suite for two! Nate says the bed is the most important element in your bedroom. He found this one for $5000 from Italydesign.com. He added crisp and clean linens from Bloomingdales (www.bloomingdales.com).
And how appropriate for the bedroomNate found this "Felt Up" chair from BOBOmodernliving.com (no longer in operation)!
These sexy lip lamps from Jonathan Adler (www.jonathanadler.com) will help set the mood!
So what do David and Tereasa think about their new love nest?
Tereasa says, "Thank you for letting
me be carried over the threshold into a home that we love!"