Before & After: Bachelor pad makeover

By Jimmy Loughran 03-05-2011

We love home makeovers! Here we're getting a look at the work of interior designer Vanessa Mac Innes, who took it upon herself to do up her boyfriend's pad with a limited budget of €2,000. Despite the challenges, we think Vanessa has done a remarkable job - check out the before and after shots below!

When it came to giving a bland bachelor pad an injection of style and character, Vanessa met a few challenges: the limited budget, the fact it was a rented property and the fact that the ‘bachelor’ in question was also her boyfriend...

(Photography: Mac Innes Photography)

Living room:

Updating John’s apartment was an exciting challenge. The basics were there to make it stunning, but it just lacked pizzazz. I guess it was mutually beneficial in the end. He got a new living space and I enjoyed spending time there more than I had before




Although I like the feeling of fresh white walls, I also felt it was important to bring definition to the apartment by choosing key areas to paint in complementary colours.




We were both delighted with the comfortable, eclectic, loft style look we achieved, especially since it was all done on such a limited spend.



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If you'd like to see the rest of this makeover - and find out how Vanessa did it, pick up a copy of our new issue, in shops nationwide!

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