Bryan's Across the Hallway Loft

Bryan's Across the Hallway Loft

Gregory Han
Jan 28, 2011
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 • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.
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