With a 3 year old daughter, Ryan knows how difficult it can be to keep a home clutter-free. He discusses some of his tips in a recent article featured in the Home and Garden section of the Daily News. Click here to read the article.
In an interview with the LA Times, Ryan dishes about the renovation and design of his personal home. For those blog readers who have been asking questions about his home, (after it was featured on the last season of "Flipping Out") this article may give you the inside scoop you have been waiting for. To read the article, click here.
If you are trying to sell your home, but don't want to invest in staging it, click on the link below for all of Ryan's simple and inexpensive tips for making your home's appearance enticing to potential buyers.
In a recent interview published on parentdish.com, Ryan gives readers tips for designing kid-friendly, yet stylish spaces. If you have kids, but don't want to sacrifice good design, this article is a must read!
Brown Design has a spread in the February 2009 issue of California Homes. The issue features the home in the Los Feliz hills that Brown Design and Jeff Lewis partnered to restore and renovate. The article also delves into the architectural roots of the property. You may also remember this home, as it was featured on season 2 of Flipping Out. To download a PDF of the article, visit the press section of our website, www.browndesigninc.com or pick up a copy on newsstands now.
Ryan is being featured in an online edition of California Home and Design where he shares some of his favorite design resources and Los Angeles restaurants. See the article below or click here for a link to the website.
Ryan was featured on Open House LA over the weekend and gave viewers a tour of our newest Hollywood Hills home. We posted a sneak peak of the home on Friday, but if you are looking for more information or missed the episode of Open House LA, click on the link below.
Last night Ryan appeared on EXTRA TV as he revealed to viewers his top furniture pick on a budget from Crate and Barrel. In case you missed Ryan's favorite fall pick or wanted more information on the item featured, here is the recap. And don't forget to visit www.extratv.com for your chance to win a $500.00 Crate and Barrel gift card!
This Stow Leather Storage Ottoman is the ultimate piece of furniture.
It’s a great looking ottoman that you can kick your feet up or sit on.
But if you pull off the top, there’s storage and a serving tray
inside. What more could you ask for?
In addition to the ottoman, here is an exclusive look
at a few additions that Ryan recommends for transforming your home on a budget.
Crate and Barrel has put a modern spin on these traditionally shaped Anya Candle Stick Holders by making them out of hand blown glass. Ryan has a cluster of these on his dining room table and guests love the way they shimmer in the light of the candles.
At $27 these wine decanters are the perfect hostess gift. Bring one of
these along with a bottle of wine to your next dinner party and you are
sure to get the best seat at the table. This hand blown Swoon Carafe
allows wine to breathe and pours like a dream.
There’s no better way to open up a room than with a mirror. This gorgeous leather wrapped Maxx Floor Mirror doesn’t even have to be hung; it just stands right on the floor. I use these all the time. It draws your eye up and brings height to any room.
Great-looking barstools are difficult to find, especially in an affordable price range. These Village Barstools are not only chic, but are also priced right too. These chairs are perfect to use in modern or traditional style kitchens. Ryan also owns these barstools and uses them around the island in his personal kitchen. They look expensive and are very versatile. Because family and friends always seem to congregate in the kitchen, it is important to include plenty of seating in this room.
Now that fall is here and the nights are getting colder, there is nothing better than curling up next to a fire. Give your fireplace a modern and inexpensive makeover this year with this Brushed Silver Fireplace Screen and Tool Set. These items can instantly make a vanilla fireplace look chic and refreshed.
One of my favorite uses of wall sconces are in the bathroom. I like to flank a bathroom mirror with two sconces to add symmetry and a warm, flattering glow. A great feature of this Duncan Wall Sconce is that it has a plug-in option, so you can mount these fixtures just about anywhere in your home without having to run electrical wiring.
Candlelight is an important element to creating ambiance in a room.
These Astro and Pixie Tealight Candles are attractive and also look
expensive. You can use a grouping of these as a centerpiece on a
dining room table or as part of a vignette of accessories in a room.
Another way to incorporate candlelight into a space, is through this Jax Wall Sconce that can sit on a surface or be hung on a wall. The frosted glass mutes the light of the candles and casts a soft, romantic glow into a room. Light several tealights before a dinner party to create a warm, cozy ambiance or create a peaceful sanctuary on a quiet night spent indoors.
Make an impact in a room with interesting accessories like this America’s Cup Pond Yacht. Accessories can instantly warm and personalize a space. While an accessory of this size can become a focal point in a room, you can also choose smaller items and create vignettes. When choosing accessories, look for items that will create variety and balance.