Bryan's Across the Hallway Loft

House Tour

Name: Bryan Boone
Location: Downtown — Los Angeles, California
Size: 720 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months

The last time we visited Bryan, he was living in a glamorous studio loft in the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles. A few months ago, Bryan decided it was time for a change and a move. Not too far, just down the hall of the same building, into a larger one bedroom unit where he could stretch out a bit. Take a look at what he's done since upgrading…

Although Bryan's space is just a single room larger than before and includes many of the same elements from his previous studio, his new loft exhibits more of a playful and colorful mood, showcasing a menagerie of art, collectibles, books and miscellaneous finds of a seasoned Craigslist shopper with an impeccable eye.


Apartment Therapy Survey:

My style: Pop-Modern with Mid-Century mixed in.

Inspiration: I wanted to showcase my love of furniture and design.

Favorite Element: I never get tired of the space I created, so I'd say my whole home is a favorite.

Biggest Challenge: Even with the upgrade in space, I always feel there's not enough room for MORE furniture.

What Friends Say: "It's like a showroom" or "Can we sit on the couch?". My answer is, "only if you're not wearing denim!"

Biggest Embarrassment: When I'm not cleaning up after myself. It's like a tornado, a tidy tornado…but still a tornado.

Proudest DIY: 75% of the furniture was found on Craigslist. All the seating, except for the daybed and Ghost chairs, I got re-upholstered and painted to my liking. My custom draperies and matching pillow cover in my bedroom are both details I especially like…I love bringing new life to old furniture!

Biggest Indulgence: Hmmmmmmm…where do I start?

Best advice: I always look at the potential of every vintage furniture I see. Having a vision is a must before purchasing anything.

Dream source: Rose Bowl Flea Market, PCC Flea Market, Craigslist, Sunset Bazaar in Silver Lake, Vintage Apartment

Resources:

Appliances: Kitchen appliances, washer and dryer are all Bosch.

Hardware: Both silver and gold peppered into both the living area and the bedroom.

Furniture: Mid-Century credenzas, Barcelona day bed, vintage Etagere, Ghost chairs…Craigslist and constant thrift shopping.

Accessories: Vintage ships, Jonathan Adler from the Menagerie & Muse collection, horses, toys by Kaws and Kozik, Lagerfeld by Tokidoki, art books, photography books, books of people in fashion.

Lighting: Vintage lamps in the bedroom and living area, 3 new shades from Target.

Flooring: Concrete flooring came with the loft unit.

Rugs and Carpets: A mix of vintage rugs, cowhide and Flokati.

Window Treatments: Custom print in the bedroom, Japanese cotton/linen in the living room.

Beds: Same Ethan Allen bed from previous studio.

Artwork: Paintings by Irok, prints by Irok and Krys, Skullphone and Shepard Fairey, posters by Mr. Brainwash

Thanks, Bryan!

Images: Gregory Han

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