Who is Buddy Warren?

For those of you new to our website, you may be wondering who exactly Buddy Warren is, what he does, and why he is so invested in expanding your mind and innovation. Buddy urges you to find your inner creativity because discovering his own improved his way of life and thinking immensely.

Established in his career as a family therapist, Buddy Warren began decoratively painting his own apartment and fortuitously found his own "Inner Decorator- what he calls realizing your potential to create something beautiful. This creativity provoked lasting change and with it his life moved in a new direction. Over time, he has fused the notions of home and self healing with his creative talent and design experience, into a new unified concept.

What began as a painting debut on his walls, then murals onto many walls, his burgeoning creativity became a busy interior design and contracting business with clients throughout New York City metropolitan area. Enjoying a union between his artistry and the clients’ individual tastes, Buddy Warren has become the ‘Pad Shrink’. From decluttering to color and energy, he guides you through recuperative methods and assists in manifesting your ideas into functional and beautiful elements by using a holistic approach. The end result will expose your creativity to reflect and impart love into your environment.

From years in tandem careers, Buddy Warren has concluded that home is as much about self-esteem and self-image as it is the place where you reside. Amongst other things, your surroundings are physical manifestations of the decisions you’ve made.

Check back each week for a hip tip from Buddy Warren, your ‘Pad Shrink’ - here and on YouTube! #BuddyWarrenWednesday

Aroma Therapy

Aroma isn’t just about making a room smell pleasurable - it’s also about being therapeutic, hence the term Aroma TherapyIt’s all about merging the beautiful and the satisfying with a holistic approach.

Resourceful Materials for Creative Floors

            Hey guys! On this week’s #BuddyWarrenWednesday I talked about ways to find another life for excess materials you may have laying around – it’s all about being resourceful! Things that may be taking up unnecessary space in your home or storage can be used to create something useful, beautiful and decorative! Specifically this week I focused on how to repurpose materials when it comes to floors – let’s get innovative, shall we?

            Old paint from previous uses can be more than just old paint – use it to paint your floor! How you ask? Using tape, outline the design you want on your floor and vary up the colors you use to create a decorative pattern.

Below is one example in which I painted different grey squares to create a checkered look:

I painted a similar look but with different shades of yellows and oranges in this example:

To really make the design pop, I had the darker grey painted squares surround the colored ones – using your own creativity you can come up with any layout you desire!

Paint isn’t the only way to redecorate a floor – I’ve also had my fair share of tiling. With old tiles left over from another job, I created a design with them too and re-tiled my floors using my own mind and hands!

Here are a few different ways I’ve done it: 

Once again, you can switch up the colors to your satisfaction. Have two different types of tiles (different shapes/colors) and block them next to each other (see first photo) for an interesting design. The first photo is from when I tiled my bathroom, the others were for the entrance way into my art gallery – left over (or new) tiles can be used anywhere!

I’m not the only one to have done this! Below are some examples of other people’s creative work from walls to floors – resourceful materials can be used in any shape or form in any area of your home. 

The colored tiles above are super fun for a kitchen! This person chose to paint the floors in their kitchen with a very eye-catching triangular design:

Did you know you can even stencil your floor? All you need is a stencil of your choice (feel free to make it yourself), some primer and some paint!

Hope these ideas are enough to get the creative juices flowing. Try these out and “floor” your guests with how resourceful of a home designer you can be!

Good afternoon fellow travelers, Buddy Warren here with the latest update. Been working a long time and I am extremely excited to announce that 1 week from now, I will be opening my flagship store at 171 Chrystie St, LES, NYC. Awesome and great welcoming opportunity into this lovely and warm neighborhood, the beginning of The Pad Shrink Adventures. The store will be filled with amazing, original and reclaimed products. But of course our goal is to educate, enlighten and bring inner and outer beauty to the universe. Learn the 5 steps…. Please show us some support by simply dropping by for a “Cup’ a Buddy” and a chat. I love, love, love you and exchanging ideas, Thrilled to share the adventure, let it begin…

Good afternoon fellow travelers,

Buddy Warren here with the latest update. Been working a long time and I am extremely excited to announce that 1 week from now, I will be opening my flagship store at 171 Chrystie St, LES, NYC. Awesome and great welcoming opportunity into this lovely and warm neighborhood, the beginning of The Pad Shrink Adventures. The store will be filled with amazing, original and reclaimed products. But of course our goal is to educate, enlighten and bring inner and outer beauty to the universe. Learn the 5 steps….

Please show us some support by simply dropping by for a “Cup’ a Buddy” and a chat. I love, love, love you and exchanging ideas, Thrilled to share the adventure, let it begin…

New Arrivals: Buddy Warren, Coming Soon, Cantica Tabacaru Gallery, Boesky Gallery

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Opening up shop

Greetings! You might be thinking what the hell is this? Another design blog? Who is Buddy Warren? Why Do I care? Think of us like therapists…for your home. We will help you understand your environment to optimize physical, mental and emotional healing. Individualized cures will generate a healing path, bridging the gap between your environmental dwelling and spiritual wellbeing, we will be providing you with furniture and interior design inspirations, home healing methods and holistic approaches that will engage this inspirational city into the space you live, learn, heal and grow. Do not underestimate the importance of the effect your home has on you. PS We also provide a magnificent collection of furnishings, art and fabrications. Come and relax at our coffee saloon: 171 Chrystie St, Lower East Side, 10002 between Rivington and Delancey. WATCH THIS SPACE! FOLLOW US ON @Instagram @Facebook @Pinterest

Greetings! You might be thinking what the hell is this? Another design blog? Who is Buddy Warren? Why Do I care? Think of us like therapists…for your home. We will help you understand your environment to optimize physical, mental and emotional healing. Individualized cures will generate a healing path, bridging the gap between your environmental dwelling and spiritual wellbeing, we will be providing you with furniture and interior design inspirations, home healing methods and holistic approaches that will engage this inspirational city into the space you live, learn, heal and grow. Do not underestimate the importance of the effect your home has on you.

PS We also provide a magnificent collection of furnishings, art and fabrications. Come and relax at our coffee saloon: 171 Chrystie St, Lower East Side, 10002 between Rivington and Delancey.

WATCH THIS SPACE!

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