From the ceiling all the way down to the floor, every detail of the room was changed to create Brian’s dream design studio. To keep the rest of the home's silver and dark brown palette present in the space, the designer chose dark wood kitchen cabinetry outfitted as workspace storage. Since red-orange is the branding color both for Brian’s residential design business and his website, Decor Demon, he chose it as the room's accent color used in the floors, upholstery, seating and a custom bulletin board.
Originally referred to as a bonus area, it was important the new space function as a studio workspace with the warm feeling of a living room. To achieve two different feels---one for work, the other for reading and conversation---he opted for the workstation to sit at counter height and the meeting/lunch table to sit at table height.
Entirely giving up the room’s closet space meant squeezing every inch of storage possible out of the newly installed cabinetry. Pull-out doors conceal three-tier drawer systems which house business cards, flyers, paint fan decks and samples.
Brian Patrick Flynn displays some of his treasured collectibles in three pre-fab, melamine bookshelf units. The back of the shelves is painted a bold red-orange tone, and 1X2 trim nailed to the front of each shelf create a custom, built-in look.
A custom bulletin board made of oriented strand board covered with batting and upholstered with a white and orange print fabric gives a place for the designer to post the elements of his projects as he works.
To transition the dark brown and silver tones from the rest of the house into the studio, the hollow-core, contractor grade door was replaced with a designer upgrade door upholstered in dark brown faux leather and adorned with bronze nail heads.