Lofty Living in Brooklyn
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn turned this 700-square-foot Brooklyn loft into a model of efficiency and style.
Turquoise Accent Wall
Online editor Briana and mobile developer Buzz worked with designer Brian Patrick Flynn to maximize every square inch of their loft living room. They relied on color to delineate the seating area and redirect attention away from the 10 x 12 room’s lack of space.
When designing a small living room, choose lightweight accent furniture that’s comfortable and easy to move.
The living room feels open, airy and spacious, with smart storage provided by the book towers, TV console and a fully stocked bar doing double duty as an end table.
Under the Stairs, Before
Before the redesign, the bar lived under the stairs, looking inefficient and cluttered.
Under the Stairs, After
After the redesign, Briana and Buzz have a tidy workstation.
One of Buzz's photographs is the artistic centerpiece of the living room.
Declutter the TV Area
The midcentury-modern console hides a collection of DVDs and media components, making the space look streamlined instead of cluttered.
In a small space, objects have to multitask. This Fiestaware pitcher takes the place of a vase.