Dazzle With Your Bachelorette Pad

A bachelorette pad is the ultimate feminine solo space. The challenge with most bachelorette pads is achieving a level of sophistication while still maintaining a high dazzle factor. Designer Trish Johnston shows us how to achieve flirty girly style that's fearless yet tasteful and on trend.

Dazzle With Your Bachelorette Pad

Above: "Wisteria" wallpaper by Farrow & Ball; rug, coffee tables and light fixture, ELTE; side tables and cushions, West Elm; console and chaise, IKEA

Wallpaper sets the tone

The yellow 'Wisteria' wallpaper by Farrow and Ball reads warm. It's a soft feminine selection that is not as obvious as pink for a bachelorette pad — it's more "girl grown up". This soft yellow also works well with mixed metallics so you can go even warmer (add gold) or cool off the look (add silver/chrome). The wallpaper gives the room a very light, airy and almost sunroom feel.

Consider wicker chairs

Natural rattan adds warmth and texture to the room. It's a neutral so you can dress it up with splashes of colour or keep it subtle with layers of white. Very versatile and also a classic.

Trish Johnston: Bachelorette Pad

Add white accents for a contemporary touch

The white lacquered stools are a great solution for extra seating. They can be used for entertaining and for desk work in this space. The white lacquer accents add a bit of coolness to the warm room and make the room read more contemporary.

Glam it up with a statement light fixture

The right hanging light fixture adds a bit of glam. It's the signature statement of a woman's touch. Lighting is the jewelry of the room!

Trish Johnston: Bachelorette Pad

A chaise is a must have

No bachelorette pad is complete without a chaise. It's the perfect place to perch for a good read or cat nap. A chaise is very versatile as it has no back so you can move the piece around when entertaining large groups of girlfriends! It can also be used as a crash pad should one of your gal pals have one too many martinis.

Trish Johnston


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