See 1 Designer Deliver 2 Distinct Bachelor Looks

See 1 Designer Deliver 2 Distinct Bachelor Looks

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See 1 Designer Deliver 2 Distinct Bachelor Looks

Dustin Paige and Andrew Kletzing were ready for a change. Both Chicago bachelors wanted to upgrade and personalize their respective homes, but they needed help to pull it off. Each researched on Houzz and sought the help of local interior designer Anthony Michael.

“They both realized that their college-boy digs were just not cutting it, and they both felt overwhelmed when it came to feathering their nests,” Michael says. “Their overall designs are two completely different attitudes, one being more of a turn-of-the-century steampunk feel, while the other has a more nightclub vibe.”

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silviakunst
WOW!!!!!!! What an interesting place ...I love the unusual and eccentric pieces put together to create a truly artistic and bachelor pad !!
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ablu

Wow - fabulous job! Great use of color, especially on the walls. This designer really knows how to personalize a space with fun, imagination, and style.

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lydia1144

Two fabulous homes! Thanks so much for the video tours, there were so many interesting pieces to look at. Successful collaborations for all, that's a great outcome. Lots of living to be had, best wishes to you.


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20314

Anthony Michael is so talented!! These two homes are the most gorgeous and put together residences that I've ever seen on Houzz. He captured the essence of each client in a manner that just screams WOW!!

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Home Fashion Design
This is a Fabulous Video!!
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Pasadenaville | Mercantile & Woodworks

Great video and wonderful designs for both homes!

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paularhodes

Anthony is a genius ! He really picked up both these young men's requirements. The results are gorgeous!!!

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D 51
Ohhhhh YES!!! “Order and a vision = calmness”, love that statement. Also appreciate the well done video focused on bachelor pads. Not sure I see enough of a men’s POV on HOUZZ... this was very cool!
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Leah Minayo

the colour mix in both apartments is gorgeous! great job there!


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Lisa Bryant Faux Finishes
Very creative, well thought out, and unique !
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lorcheena

REPEAT WOWWWWW! Anthony Michaels, your talent explodes on these pages. AMAZING and EXCITING. Thank you for the design eye candy and EXCEPTIONAL TALENT that you've shared. Just love it all. I wish that you could do my home :)????

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lisab1122

Anthony , when can you come to my houzz! You made both these owners look like very interesting people!

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yulana001

Anthony truly listened to his clients and the results are fantastic!

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Aurelia Hall
Wow! Just wow!
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muthawhit
Love this gallery of artistic expression
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brendagale01

Two seductive and distinctive looks that give a taste of the personalities of their owners.

As a woman who's seen a few 'bachelor pads' over the years, these would make me swoon and show me that a man with taste and intelligence lives there. And that's my kind of guy.

Congratulations, and thanks on behalf of women everywhere, to Anthony and his clients.

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roxystew

He did it so great. Would like to have someone like him to help me. My place needs to change at all and I do not have the ability to do it. Enjoy both their place.

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lilblueyes20872

I love both of them!


   
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normpo

Both places were wonderful! I'd love someone to come in and do something to my little place. The first guy had a few things he wanted to keep. I couldn't get rid of anything I have, I'd want to keep it all! No, I can't get rid of that, my late 50's early 60's blond end table with the 1963 TV GUIDE with Fred MacMurray on it and that unopened pack of Lucky Strikes, no way! Not Bombo, the 50's tin litho windup toy monkey that hangs in a palm tree and when you wind him, he does flips, nope. My list of "things" to keep would be endless, as you can imagine. Seriously, that Designer did a wonderful job on both places. Those bachelors were privileged to have him do their places. They're both really nice, Thanks for sharing. I love houzz.

   
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Trisha Soncini Lane

Love both apartments! Not sure about the bright white cabinetry in the second apartment, it seems to blare out against the dark walls. The best part of the designs is how the designer really wanted to make their homes about them, not just his personal ideas and taste. Bravo!

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doublesmom

What great places to call home. Would like to know where the wall mirror in Dustin's home came from.

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Nekisha Palmer
Love, love, love the designs and the use of color. Truly unique spaces.
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Karen F

Love how he used so much black in these spaces! Stunning! Not sure exactly why people are so afraid of bold rich colors? Very rich and dramatic. Well done Anthony!!


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Paul Mcilrath

Wow! Both good examples of incorporating owner's personalities; I especially like the highlighting of the military momentous of service to our country that represent an important part of the owner's life history, of which he is deservedly proud.

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she2

Love the masculinity and coziness.

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It's a Beautiful World!

These are fantastic designs successfully reflecting the homeowners' unique personalities, life experiences and aesthetics! And, based on the comments I have read, many are as impressed as I am... Raisa

   
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Laura Weick

I love both places!


   
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arjames0

Both unique to the owners and so well done! The furnishings truly reflect the people, not a theme, what design should be.

   
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woogies3

Bachelor, schmachelor! I'm a married woman and I would gladly live in either one of these homes. Beautiful, Anthony!!!!

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sailfritz

Okay I won't use wow! because everybody else has, but, yeah, wow!

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Letty Ojeda

Wonderful work Anthony! Both places are incredibly beautiful and perfect for these two handsome men.

   
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hippie chic
This is an incredible video of decoration and ideas ......I just really loved the ideas and style! %
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Mary Castro

Awesome! love the black and white horizontal stripes!

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mfechtling

Fantastic! Please provide more videos like this one. I love the modern farmhouse look.

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Lisa

Can anyone help me track down these boxer art prints? I must have these in my life! Thanks!

   
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rhoopes
Wow that was awesome!
It made me feel warm and comfortable relaxing
I need help with my place!
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Wicked Wahine

I'm not sure why I get the sense that Andrew's military career might not be what he currently does... what a very strange thing for me to mention, but he must love to talk story about it because anyone coming in would be sparked into numerous fun topics on it. In any case, thank you Andrew, for your service and devotion to our country. I like so much about both B. pads. Comfy, manly and worldly. The Diver Dan bar and the card prints made of cards are so intriguing and add a lot of personality to Dustin's space. Anthony M. is marvelous.

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DenverGuy

The first story really hit home for me. I had the builder-safe design in my condo and turned it into a bachelor pad with a nice "Wow!" factor. You do have to take risks and hiring a designer is so important. I cannot tell you how good it feels to come home every single day to a place you love and feels so great.

For anyone on the ropes deciding just do it. Go for it and make something that feels good and reflects you, at least within your budget. It truly feels amazing, is worth the money and I think would come back to you on any resale.

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pattyrice

I love the bold art choices made by this designer. Both places are absolutely amazing.


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deanli14

These are both absolutely sensational. Every man should see this so that they know 'design' is not a dirty word.

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Shawn Sackett
Bravo, Anthony! You’re hired to do my place. These spaces turned out great!
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Michelle Wilson

These are real homes where the personalities of the owners have been respected and the trust given to the designer and his team have been trusted.

They are both sensational spaces. Love them.

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Franco

Had to view a second time. Just incredible. Amazing designs. What a team...Bravo!

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christine201

Where can I buy the picture frames on Dustin's closet door?

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celestina89

@christine201: Ask your question in the Q&A and you are more apt to get an answer from the designer. Here's the link............. Look to the right where is says "Ask a question" and click on that.

   
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ZOHREH AFRASIABI FOR ETHAN ALLEN INC
OMG! I just watched this on Houzz TV and loved both Bachelor Pads design! Awesome, unique, & story telling design! Love it so much! Super well done!
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DenverGuy

I just watched this for probably the sixth time. Here is what strikes me compared to many of the photos in Houzz. These places are bold and lively. Look at the rooms carefully especially in the second home. There are lots of accent colors that are complimentary, lively and yet don't tire you out. What I notice is that these really look like places you would live, not just staged for photos or resale. It takes real genius to blend all the things Anthony did for these two guys and make it feel pleasing, alive and dramatic. I see places like this and I think of people with strong tastes, personalities and style. I really appreciate the genius and expertise of the designers and the guys brave enough to work with him.

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Inspiration Kitchen and Bath

Great story, loved it and the projects are super amazing.

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Donna Matheson
Tasteful decorating in both units. Completely different to reflect two different owners. But I guess neither men must cook as we did not see a kitchen in either unit.
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HU-39666311

WOW Best video I've seen on Houzz. Thanks for including some "guy"centric design. It is great to actually look at a designer reflecting two different people and styles in a single video.

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handonggmp

Interesting: I wonder how these very distinctive designs work over a person's lifecycle and through life transitions, such as in a move into a new place, marriage when a spouse needs to move her things in, or when one has children. Do some designs lose practicality and longevity? Do some design require constant upkeep and less actual living. While having a bachelor pad design like these may be nice to have and make bold personal statements, I've noticed on my house hunting trips to staged houses, the interior designs are over-the-top beautiful- a statement piece- but not practical. For instance, how many of us really put books on shelves backward to create a cohesive look. How does decorating furnishings with many art/exhibit pieces interfere with practical/everyday pieces. This video raised some new questions for me.

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Vick Richardson

So many design ideas here. The use of paint was very helpful to show what paint can "do" to create areas and atmosphere in each space. Beginning with the items each man had and wanted incorporated inspired the work. Both men had good taste, too. Anthony Michael created welcoming comfortable and textural spaces without a cluttered feeling. Though there will be a lot of dusting needed for the man who had clothes and hats displayed. His use of photos proportioned to fit each given area was both meaningful and delightful. Photos on the closet doors and the abstract deployment photo across from the bed helped me see black and white photos used artistically. What a gifted designer Mr. Michael is, this video was wonderful. I hope Houzz will do more videos with him if he is willing to share more of his work.

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Shoshana Bloom

Prefer the first one. As you say that each was done for the personality of each man. Would have been nice to see before photos

   
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HTC HPG
This look Amazing. I do. reserch for home build and decorate now because my home going to start bilding in this spring at Simcoe county Canada. This video show me an idea how to create play with color. Love it. so much.