Downtown — Los Angeles, California
720 square feet
Years lived in:
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:
Pop-Modern with Mid-Century mixed in.
I wanted to showcase my love of furniture and design.
I never get tired of the space I created, so I'd say my whole home is a favorite.
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!"
When I'm not cleaning up after myself. It's like a tornado, a tidy tornado…but still a tornado.
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!
Hmmmmmmm…where do I start?
I always look at the potential of every vintage furniture I see. Having a vision is a must before purchasing anything.
Rose Bowl Flea Market, PCC Flea Market, Craigslist, Sunset Bazaar in Silver Lake, Vintage Apartment
Kitchen appliances, washer and dryer are all Bosch.
Both silver and gold peppered into both the living area and the bedroom.
Mid-Century credenzas, Barcelona day bed, vintage Etagere, Ghost chairs…Craigslist and constant thrift shopping.
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.
Vintage lamps in the bedroom and living area, 3 new shades from Target.
Concrete flooring came with the loft unit.
Rugs and Carpets:
A mix of vintage rugs, cowhide and Flokati.
Custom print in the bedroom, Japanese cotton/linen in the living room.
Same Ethan Allen
bed from previous studio
Paintings by Irok, prints by Irok and Krys, Skullphone and Shepard Fairey, posters by Mr. Brainwash
Images: Gregory Han
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