A good suit will take you far. So will good design. Imagine what happens when you combine the two! Well, wonder no more—we are excited to share how we brought menswear to life in our client’s bespoke Brickell Flatiron condo.
Located in the heart of Brickell, the 64-story Brickell Flatiron is the newest project by famed Italian-born developer Ugo Colombo. And, who knows menswear, suiting, and style better than Italians? It was a match made in design heaven.
Our client tasked us with creating a bachelor pad design concept that transformed his vacation home into a sophisticated men’s lounge. He wanted a retreat in which he could entertain his friends and soak up his leisure time in Miami.
But it couldn’t have a traditional layout that separated dining and living spaces. Our client wanted his lounge to be all things at all times. It needed to be comfortable and provide just the right mood.
So we turned to the dual inspiration of a men’s lounge and the attire the lounge’s attendees would be wearing: unique, fashion-forward, dapper suits.
Bachelor Pad Design Concept
We found inspiration in the bespoke suits our client loves. Their rich autumn hues—copper, coffee, navy, emerald—pair perfectly with a range of gray shades as a neutral base. The deeply textured patterns—tweeds, herringbone, plaid, windowpane—are classic and timeless. Their crisp lines, polished buttons, and impeccable fit were the jumping-off point for our bachelor pad design.
Color Palette and Material Selection
In addition to the menswear inspiration, we looked to the lighting and low-slung style of men’s lounges to establish the mood our client desired. When paired with smoky- and cloudy-glass light fixtures, the cool texture of brushed metal, deep grained wood, sleek leather, and striped panelling create the right vibe.
The Living Room Design
As with most projects, the biggest challenge is what ends up making the space the most unique. In this project, our client wanted the space to be all-purpose: dining, relaxing, entertaining, conversating, screening a movie, and so much more.
We brought the layers and depth of the classic three-piece suit, the contrast of a bold tie, and the repetition of a suit pattern into the space to tie everything together.
A deep sectional sofa offers both seating for dining and plenty of room for guests. Intersecting the sofa is a low-slung table, that’s the ideal place for drinks and holds a chic light.
Copper-hued dining chairs provide a pop of color that’s picked up in the area rug, while plenty of greenery infuses life into the moody space.
This space was made for entertaining and our client requested organization be worked into every aspect of the design, so we dreamt up a two in one stunner. Within the custom-built TV unit we included a bar display—to keep everything organized and at arm’s reach—and refrigerator drawer for the items not-so-easily organized. A large art piece balances out the bar display to provide eye-appealing symmetry.
The TV unit is just one of the custom carpentry pieces we commissioned for this space. The custom wall panelling behind the left side of the sofa is also an addition by the DKOR team. Our team worked on a few additional upgrades in this bachelor pad design, like moving doors, to ensure the apartment fit our client’s every need.
In the end, our client was looking for a home that was stunning, comfortable, and functional, but with a unique look and feel that you don’t come across in many Miami bachelor pads.
Stay tuned as we reveal the rest of the space, including the master bedroom with a custom headboard! And remember, interior design inspiration may strike in any space—like a men’s closet, especially if it’s full of couture suits.
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