Lofty Living in Brooklyn

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn turned this 700-square-foot Brooklyn loft into a model of efficiency and style.

Accent Wall

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.

Red Rocker

Eames Rocker

When designing a small living room, choose lightweight accent furniture that’s comfortable and easy to move.

High-Ceilinged Living Room

Space-Saving Solutions

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 Bar

Under the Stairs, Before

Before the redesign, the bar lived under the stairs, looking inefficient and cluttered.

Workspace Under the Stairs

Under the Stairs, After

After the redesign, Briana and Buzz have a tidy workstation.

Large Frame

Personalized Art

One of Buzz's photographs is the artistic centerpiece of the living room.

Small-Space Concealed Media Components

Declutter the TV Area

The midcentury-modern console hides a collection of DVDs and media components, making the space look streamlined instead of cluttered.

Dual-Purpose Pitcher

Multipurpose Objects

In a small space, objects have to multitask. This Fiestaware pitcher takes the place of a vase.

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