• Amy Konarzycki

Bachelor pad style: GQ x cb2

GQ teamed up with cb2 to create a line of smart, masculine pieces for men who care about style, form and function, and creating a haven at home that feels comfortable and inviting.


Here are some of my favourite pieces from the collection:


Kotka Tobacco Tufted Leather Chair - This is sure to become a worn-in, well-loved piece. Made with 100% leather, it’s a solid staple worthy of chilling out in or getting some things done. The warm leather will develop a beautiful patina with age.


Richter Black Bath Accessories - Game changer! A bathroom can go from zero to sixty with some of these clean lined, sleek accessories - especially covering up that ugly kleenex box. If storage is tight and some products need to stay out, corralling the nicer looking bottles to display on a tray is a good option. The finish is black chrome which is big in the automotive industry and seeing a resurgence in interior design.


Spindler Round Dining Table - The round shape of this oak table is perfect for smaller spaces and can easily accommodate up to four people for dinner. When not in use for meals, it would be a perfect spot to set up a laptop and get some work done.


Vitti Round Sconce - Layered lighting is so much better than only overhead lights. Adding a sconce or two allows you to set a mood even if you don’t have dimmers on the rest of your lights. It also swivels meaning it could accentuate a piece of art on display.


Joi Leather Bar Stools - These leather stools have a cool chunky shape and would be easy to pull up for extra seating while entertaining. The legs are solid wood and the footrest is dark nickel metal for a subtle contrast.


Elfen Ivory Textured Wool Rug - You can’t just get everything dark and moody. I mean you could, but it’s going to feel a lot more thought out to have some contrast with the light and the dark. This off-white 100% wool rug would really stand out and add an element of luxury to wood or polished concrete floors. And yes, it’s extremely soft to walk on.


Black Marble Bowl - Nero marquina marble is timeless. Get this bowl and put some fruit in it and thank me later.


Check out the rest of the collection in store or online.


I’m a fan of mixing things up, so I wouldn’t say go ahead and buy everything in your home from one place. You’ll want to add some vintage and other interesting elements so that your home feels collected and lived in.


Studio AK can help make your home a haven, starting with a two-hour in home consultation. Email us for more info: amy@studioAK.ca


Happy shopping!


AK