Downtown Los Angeles, California
650 square feet
Years lived in:
Situated at the heart of Los Angeles' bustling downtown fashion district, Bryan's impeccably decorated small space is a Jonathan Adler-ish oasis of calm and comfort. Despite luxurious appointments, the space was furnished with a keen eye for good design at reasonable prices, tapping into what Bryan described as an obsessive focus for Craigslist deals, decorating the majority of the 650 square feet with vintage and future design classics bought at a fraction of retail prices. From the clear chess pieces arranged within a lantern to the vintage suit cases just peeking out from underneath the bed, Bryan's home confidently showcases his affinity for design both new and old in memorable fashion.
My/Our style: Midcentury modern meets Jonathan Adler.
Inspiration: I wanted to something familiar yet one of a kind.
Favorite Element: How the white acts both as a statement and a great compliment to the wood and colors I used in the room.
Biggest Challenge: Over doing it.
What Friends Say:
It feels warm and cozy.
Biggest Embarrassment: Having a cleaning lady for such a small space. I'm blaming the windows and the concrete floors.
Proudest DIY: Finding almost every furniture piece on Craigslist. I wanted to re-use furniture and put a fresh spin on it.
Biggest Indulgence: Flat panel television.
Best advice: Do what you feel looks good....you have to live in it.
Dream source: Sunset Bazaar in nearby Silver Lake.
Appliances: Bosch oven and microwave, LG refrigerator, washer and dryer in bathroom
Furniture: Craigslist, Sunset Bazaar in Silver Lake
Accessories: CB2, Target, Crate and Barrel, Marshalls
Window Treatments: IKEA
Beds: Ethan Allen
Paint: Existing paint when moved in.
Flooring: Sealed and polished concrete flooring.
Photos by Gregory Han
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