Name: Bryan Boone
Location: Los Angeles, California
Size: 750 square foot Downtown Los Angeles loft
Some of our more astute readers may remember Bryan's name from a past Los Angeles house tour from 2009. He has since moved on up from a studio to a 1-bedroom, in the same building, and just a few doors down from his previous abode. We had the opportunity to check out what he's done with the extra space for an upcoming house tour, but we thought we'd start off with a preview of some of the tech and appliance features Bryan's space offers since it's a glowing example of how to incorporate some larger tech items without making them scream out with the rest of his decor…sort of a techorator's showcase.
My/our style: Pop Modern Mid Century
The inspiration for my home office/home theater: my love of collecting vintage furniture, Craigslist finds and bringing older, forgotten things back to life.
Favorite tech element in your space: how it's all secondary and not evident until I need or want to turn something on.
Biggest challenge in designing my space: Not enough room for MORE furniture!
What friends say about my space: "It's like a showroom", "can we sit on the couch?" and my answer is "only if your not wearing denim!"
Biggest indulgence with respect to my space: A second HDTV for the bedroom. My collection of art, collectibles and books!
Best advice about organizing or incorporating tech into the home: I always look at the potential of every vintage furniture I see...having a vision is a must! And using vintage items helps hide/blend in the newer, high tech items into the rest of my space.
Home Tech Hardware: Sony LCD HDTV (living room)
Sharp LCD HDTV (bedroom)
Apple iPad with Incase cover
Bose Companion 3 speakers
MiniGods vinyl figure speaker
Appliances: Kitchen appliances and washer/dryer are all Bosch
Accessories: Toys by Kaws and Kozik, Lagerfeld by Tokidoki, art books, photography books, books of people in fashion
Keep out for the complete tour over at Apartment Therapy in the coming days!