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:
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
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
Images: Gregory Han
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