Brian Patrick's Reveal

Design by Brian Patrick

Flynn’s overall objective for this room? To give it a retro-modern feel.

A sleek white ceiling and tiled floor leave lots of room for playing with color and pattern. Graphic, vintage-inspired wallpaper brings lots of personality. Dark-green painted doors break up all that pattern and ground the space. Speaking of grounding, patterned rugs—which play well with the wallpaper thanks to a pared-down palette—help separate the loungy hangout space from the dining area in the back.

Housing plants in this Donnely Basket is an unexpected way to add extra texture to your space. Perk up blank surfaces with quirky decorative objects, like these Reed Statues. They’re an easy way to give a coffee table or a shelf personality. For a seating solution that encourages lounging, add a pair of laid-back Tahoe Chairs.

“The end result feels like a cross between a 1960s rec room and a modern-day open-concept living room—not a basement!” Flynn says.

Renderings by Michael Panov

This 1 Room, 3 Looks design originally appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of Reveal MagazineSubscribe now for design inspiration delivered straight to your mailbox.