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Constantine Maroulis on NBC’s LXTV Openhouse NY Bachelor By Design

June 18, 2010

Working with the Broadway star of “Rock of Ages”, Constantine Maroulis on the transformation of his new apartment into a gracious home was great.

He truly loves the design process and is genuinely interested in making his apartment into a home that reflects who he is and his interests.  All of this came through in the final product, a home that he loves.

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Living Room, dale cohen designstudio

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His living room has an old Hollywood feel with vintage 1930’s club chairs – that recall old Hollywood screening rooms – and vintage James Bond posters.

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Constantine and I laughed the whole day that we worked with NBC’s LXTV’s Openhouse, as we shared the experience of designing his new apartment.

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Master Bedroom, dale cohen designstudio

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We gave Constantine a little glam, a little rock star for his bedroom!

Combining family, vintage and new pieces … all against the backdrop of a vibrant gold wallpaper from Neisha Crosland.  The pillows are a Missoni fabric that reminded me of old vinyl LPs.

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Constantine breaks into song, while moving his furniture.


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Hallway, dale cohen designstudio

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The infamous Hallway where we installed just a few of the innumerable press clippings about the American Idol and Broadway star.

We placed them in the entry foyer and the back hallways to keep them present, and not to upstage the star himself.

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A decorating serenade from Constantine.  A perfect way to end a wonderful collaboration!

The transformation is complete.

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preview – NBC’s LX.TV OPENHOUSE, decorating for Constantine Maroulis!

November 4, 2009

This fall I was asked by NBC’s LXTV OPENHOUSE to decorate the living room and bedroom of the new apartment of  American Idol star and Tony nominated actor of the Rock of Ages, Constantine Maroulis.

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Constantine and his mom at the 2009 Tony's.

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From the beginning Constantine’s style was clear; he loved vintage Hollywood Deco having inherited several pieces from his family.   Layered with the vintage pieces would be a hint of his rocker self … amounting to Hollywood meets Rocker!

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Here are a few of the design elements we had to work with and new ones that we found for Constantine.

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Our initial great find was a pair of 1930’s Italian club chairs, reminiscent of old Hollywood private screening rooms with their low slung deep shape and beautiful midnight blue velvet seats.  We loved these so much that we designed the living room around them.

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I thought that these super luxe chairs would compliment a cocktail table that  Constantine had from his brother, once we restored it and brought out it’s original luster.

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In designing Constantine’s bedroom, we began with a vintage dresser of his that has a sleek understated vibe of Hollywood mid-60’s.  With restoration we would bring out the piece’s original rich finish.

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And to bring out the  “Rocker” element we found a great wallpaper for the wall behind the bed.  This rich gold foil wallpaper is bold and has sophisticated pattern that is named “Hollywood Grape”.  The wallpaper adds drama and glam to the room and was the element we worked with to design the look of Constantine’s bedroom.

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In terms of artwork, Constantine had many pieces he loved, one of his favorites was this Yankees poster.

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And since he is a bit of an old Hollywood movie buff, we found a couple of quintessential James Bond posters.

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See how all of these elements and many more came together for Constantine’s Hollywood meets Rocker style:

Please tune your tv’s to NBC’s LX.TV OPENHOUSE NY on sunday November 15th at 8:30am in the New York region and to NBC’s LX.TV OPENHOUSE National Edition on sunday December 6th, check your local listings.

dale b. cohen

new york city

november 2009