Create a fun space for kids to create with low seating, round tables and color schemes they can grow into.
Whether it’s a welcoming courtyard, a narrow outdoor landing or a shady backyard spot, it’s easy to bring style and substance to your favorite outdoor spaces.
Rich navy blue walls with crisp white accents and a global influence creates a captivating master bedroom with beautiful views and designated spaces for rest and relaxation.
With a blue ceiling and walls, this playful pool lounge offers a casual and stylish space to entertain and relax while enjoying outdoor views.
With two skylights and windows that flood the room with lots of natural light, the bright and inviting master bath offers the perfect space to take an invigorating shower or enjoy a relaxing soak in the freestanding tub.
This charming retreat, connected to the garage via a trendy glass garage door, is a highlight of the property. A screened back wall looks out over the long backyard and the urban garden and chicken coop.
A bold evergreen striped ceiling and bright white walls with slate blue, black and white accents bring balance to this fresh and light guest bedroom with a masculine feel.
This well-detailed dining room mixes midcentury-style chairs with a rustic-look table and traditional lighting and window treatments, creating a transitional gathering space with style.
Just in time for the brisk, fall weather, this pergola-covered deck was outfitted for the season with comfy cushions, cozy throws, earth-tone hues and clever DIYs.
Bring the design battle to an end, by creating a sanctuary you can both feel great about.
Being able to see the kids watch TV or play while you make dinner is great, but sometimes an open floor plan can pose a few design challenges. We designed this space, so it felt intimate and inviting without sacrificing those sight lines.
An outdated kitchen from the ’60s was transformed into a happy, hard-working space that honors the home’s midcentury modern-architecture with a fun, family-friendly vibe.
Comfortable, casual and lived-in, this ’60s-era ranch home is packed with architectural interest and creature comforts.
What was once a humdrum screened-in porch is now a colorful, multipurpose place for lounging and entertaining.
Vibrant and energetic, the HGTV 2016 Dream Home media room is the perfect escape to watch tv or relax and read a book.
Layers of blue and white hues inspire the decor in this first-floor bedroom retreat, where comfort and serenity are key.
Majestic teal walls and a lavish canopy bed give this master bedroom a glamorous vibe with comfortable features.
A calming space with waterfront views, the living room invites an elegant charm with a beachy accent wall and chic furnishings.
Add warm, menswear-inspired appeal to your bed pillows this winter with quick and easy slipcovers made from old sweaters and button-up shirts.
Most homeowners fret over having their fix-ins perfect and tables set just right for Thanksgiving. Well, interior designers are likely to be more concerned with their furniture and lighting than their gravy and greens. At least that’s the case at Brian Patrick Flynn’s house in the mountains. Take a gander at how Brian whipped the dining and living areas of his raised deck into top-notch shape, with a mix of midcentury modern and rustic furnishings.
What are the chances Anna Wintour, Martha Stewart and Jonathan Adler will stop by your fall soiree? Eh, probably not good. But, just in case, these design tips will have you ready for that one-in-a-million moment and make for some hella good photo ops along the way.
When Brian first encountered this kitchen, it was the sushi equivalent of a brown rice California roll. With help from some drastic yet budget-friendly upgrades, it’s now more of a spicy tuna drenched in wasabi (with brass cranberries on the side).
What cranberries the berries are to urinary tract infections, cranberry the hue is to this former snoozer of a media room. From grasscloth walls to bold, upholstered doors, layers of cranberry are just what the doctor ordered for this space.
Remember what happened when Betsy Ross got busy with her sewing kit in 1776? Subtract George Washington and the woes of war, and you’ll get this deck.
You know that dream where you’re eating dinner across from three cows, two dogs, a horse, a bunny, a quail and a whale? It’s probably set in this dining room, designed by Brian Patrick Flynn for HGTV’s Urban Oasis 2015.
So, it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday guests and travel, right? This cozy guest suite Brian Patrick Flynn designed for the 2015 HGTV Urban Oasis in Asheville, North Carolina, is really private and packed with unique art and rustic touches- perfect for a holiday getaway with your in-laws.
If you like to hang out with friends while soaking up a bluesy, eclectic vibe then you’re gonna LOVE the living room Brian pulled together while designing the 2015 HGTV Urban Oasis in Asheville.
Heads up! If you love nature and sleeping and being patriotic all at the same time (and who doesn’t?) this Americana inspired master suite is going to blow your mind.
Drumroll, please. We’re pretty excited over here at Flynnside Out about our very own Brian Patrick Flynn designing the 2015 HGTV Urban Oasis in Asheville, North Carolina. Check out all the rooms in this remodeled bungalow, especially this a classic black and white kitchen. It’s bold and bright, yet still manages to be warm and welcoming- kinda like you.
From designer-worthy to party ready, we’ve got eight completely different ways to freshen up your coffee table — no matter the season
From vintage collections to simple DIY art, check out these creative ways to dress up the big, empty space above your living room sofa
Remember how, in the movie Sliding Doors, the life of blonde Gwyneth Paltrow was way different than that of brunette Gwyneth Paltrow, even though everything was virtually the same from the neck down? That’s what’s happening here. Small changes, from accessories to color palettes, breathe new life into these spaces
Remember the dreaded verbal analogy section on the SAT? Try this one on for size: What Barbies are to little girls’ playdates, the bed is to any bedroom. Hint: From mini skirts to throw pillows, it’s all about the clothes.
A home with an open floor plan can be an absolute dream. It can also be like applying for a job that requires degrees in Finance, Graphic Design, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Microbiology and Spanish.
The Dolly Parton of dining spaces, this Hollywood Hills room is “one part country, all parts feminine.” Punctuated by cheery, hot pink gingham fabric, the traditional elements of this space render it the West Coast version of a southern sorority reunion.
Space planning for basements is HUGE in Japan! Just kidding. There’s a good chance they’ve never even heard of basements in the island country, but Brian will tell you that space planning for basements is, in fact, a very big deal. And that was especially true in this suburban Atlanta basement that’s home to three young boys.
Just a risqué storyline short of being titled 50 Shades of Teal, this room bursts with bold, blue hues from floor to ceiling. Designed with the iGrowth of tweens and teens in mind, this space is teeming with features that are as gadget-friendly as they are durable.
Shag. Nautical. Vinyl. Peacock. In this quick tour of Brian’s Hollywood Hills abode, adjectives fit for a Studio 54 after party breathe personality and life into his West Coast digs.
While new construction homes are a great alternative to historic properties which require remodeling, their contractor-grade bathrooms often leave much to the imagination. When a jet-setting bachelor turned to interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn to rid his cheesy master bathroom of its dated style, he reinvented it as a classic, timeless, all black and white retreat. One that even has a ginormous French chandelier right smack in the center of the space.
If David Beckham is reincarnated as a master bedroom, there’s a bloody good chance it will look a lot like this. In a master suite designed for a busy marketing executive, elements of a Men’s Wearhouse catalog harmoniously clash with classic–and sometimes feminine–touches for a space as dapper as a 1960s dopp kit.
Kristin Jackson of the blog, the Hunted Interior, overhauled her living room using all products from the Home Depot and the Home Decorators Collection. Cameras followed her every step of the way to watch her work her magic. The results are definitely worth checking out.
Mr. Brian Patrick Flynn transforms his dark and dingy deck into a happy hangout for the whole family.
When hgtv.com asked for a super soft and muted wintry guest room as part of their 2014 Holiday House project, we thought safety yellow, fire engine red and pitch black seemed like a perfect fit. Just kidding. We went with fluorescent green. OR perhaps powder blue and white.
With soaring ceilings and generous square footage, the great room of this traditional-style two-story Atlanta house is packed with soft color, rustic texture, a play on scale and a smart furniture plan.
One day Brian woke up and said, “No one really ever uses lavender for Christmas. This is an outrage and it must be fixed!” And now the entire 2014 HGTV Holiday House project is wrapped in lavender.
Sometimes clients ask you to create dozens of concepts, draw up a gazillion storyboards, and write 57 script revisions to create content to help them push whatever it is they want to sell. And sometimes they just let you take 3 trucks full of outdoor furniture to your neighbor’s backyard and play with it all day, throw an impromptu party, and let an organic
video come out of it. We’re good either way.
The unfinished basement of a classic Atlanta bungalow gets a major overhaul with a mix of rough, reclaimed elements and stylish, soft furnishings.
At Flynnside Out, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver top notch lifestyle content, often with branded integration. So when Terminix came to us and asked us to do just that for their $10,000 ambush backyard makeover sweepstakes we were more than happy to oblige.
Brian Patrick Flynn outfits his rustic cabin deck with modern outdoor furnishings and a dash of glamorous decor to create a distinctive dining area at his Blue Ridge mountain home.
At Flynnside Out, we’re known for creating gorgeous videos and photographs for just about every project we produce. In this video, we’re pulling back the figurative curtain to let you in on some of our trade secrets on how to create the perfect prop styling for a killer portfolio.
What happens when you take a designer and lock him in a studio on a random Saturday morning surrounded by gorgeous furniture? That’s essentially what happened when our clients at the AmericasMart asked us to create a video that showcased the incredible breadth of products available at the Mart. We took one room and styled it in three totally distinct ways. We think the results speak for themselves.
Short and sweet: When you do a “theme” room, you are pretty much committing interior design murder. Since when did kids rooms and parties become 100% about branded characters or elaborate Elizabethan era reenactments? Sick of the same old, same old princess and pirate mumbo jumbo? Try creating a kid’s room parents can enjoy just as much by simply playing up color, texture and pattern. Like this one. Or don’t, what do we care? We are not the boss of you.
Brian, originally from South Florida, reworked a small deck outside his north Georgia mountain house into a masculine, modern, media-packed masterpiece. And while he’s masterful with a remote, figuring out how to use a fireplace, well that’s an entirely different story. Oh well; you can take the boy out of South Florida, but you can’t take South Florida out of the boy.
Ahh, Spring. Flowers are blooming, flip flops are flopping, and honey-do lists are growing! If you’re like most people who want to dust off the patio furniture and bring in some color this time of year then you’re going to want to check out the gorgeous and inspirational first ever HGTV.com Spring House that we executive produced from the inside to the out.
You know the old saying “once you have a baby your life will never be the same”? Well, it’s true… to a point. You can, however, continue to be the gracious host you’ve always been IF you opt for a Nursery/Guest Bedroom combo like the one our very own Brian Patrick Flynn designed for new parents Sarah and John.
Formal dining rooms: Who needs ’em in the day and age of open floor plans? While a more casual way of life has become the norm for new construction homes, owners of older, more historic properties with walled-off dining rooms don’t necessarily wanna put on their Sunday best to serve up spaghetti. Take a look at how we packed the formal living room of the 2014 HGTV Spring House with high style that’s also carefree and casual.
Bigger isn’t always better. Well, in the case of bank accounts, I guess bigger is always better, but in other cases, like a living room’s square footage, it ain’t all that. To make the most out of the modestly sized formal living room of the 2014 HGTV Spring House, we gave it new life with a light and airy palette, lots of reflective finishes and a smart space plan.
2007: The super-formal, super-saturated Hollywood Regency-inspired interior decorating trend. 2014: The pendulum swings in the opposite direction, and casual, coastal spaces are all the rage. In the bedroom of the 2014 HGTV Spring House, we went all coastal and casual, but put a springy twist on color, using a lollapalooza of pastels.
Outdoor entertaining in the winter? No. Outdoor entertaining in the swamp during summertime? Hell no. Outdoor entertaining in the middle of spring? Yes. Using poppy pastels and light and airy accents, take a look at how we put together backyard brunch perfectly fit for Easter egg season.
As the sun begins to shine and barren trees start turning pink and yellow, why not put your outdoor space to good use? To spruce up the outdoor dining space of the 2014 HGTV Spring House, we added outdoor drapes, tons of low-maintenance plants and, of course, pastels. Check it.
Sofas, area rugs and pillows outside? Comfy ones? Yep! Although short on space, we packed the back deck of the 2014 HGTV Spring House with tons of cozy seating, plush pillows and punchy color, making it the most popular spot in the house from spring through summer.
New construction great rooms…WTF? Extra tall ceilings and ample space to spread out are both great attributes and all, but what’s up with all these niches, jut-outs and silly excuses for fireplace mantels? From a jaw dropping floor-to-ceiling fireplace remodel and olive green walls to classic window coverings and a custom walnut mantel, see how Brian transformed a not-so-great Atlanta great room into a timeless, transitionally styled showstopper.
There’s a saying which goes like this, “Big things come in small packages.”, and that saying is a crock of $@#&. Well, at least when creepy, cramped cabins are involved. Brian teamed up with Hayneedle to overhaul the ridiculously small and stupid main floor bonus room of his mountain house into a Western-inspired place to work and unwind. Also, pea green is involved.
You know those grownup types famous for questionable hair styles and sporting mystery trends, things they thought were cool in their high school years, but really weren’t? Yeah, this varsity-inspired baby shower is not for those people. From the clever repurposing of 1970s lunch boxes and an unexpected use of megaphones and varsity letters, take a look at this pep-rally-licious baby shower produced for diynetwork.
Baby showers, they’re often as much fun as root canals! Let’s see, there’s usually lots of awkward silence, a blasé use of blue for boys and pink for girls, oil-and-water-like separation between co-workers and lifelong friends, and, of course, the painful, slower-than-molasses opening of gifts. FAIL. Mix it up, y’all!
Isn’t steampunk style just the most? Wait, WTF is steampunk? Don’t feel left out; we preppy TV production folks didn’t know about this remarkably awesome turn-of-the-century-slash-Victorian-era subculture either. But now we do, and so we threw a colorless, texture-packed, all-things-vintage-Victorian-and-machine-age baby shower for an expectant couple of super cool ladymoms. Get your steampunk on HERE.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly….fa la la la, la..wait, holly?
That’s so unoriginal. We can do so much better than that and actually,
we already did. This year’s HGTV.com holiday house is better than ever.
We’ve got unique ideas on everything from how to decorate your tree and
your mantle, to how to display all of your holiday cards..and not a
bough of holly in sight.
Think of us like your entertaining besties. Whether you need ideas for what to serve overnight guests for breakfast (ahem, bread pudding french toast), or budget friendly DIY gifts (check out what we did with mason jars and pantry spices), or just a unique tablescape (purple and wood, duh)…we’ve got your back. We teamed up with crafter extraordinaire, Meg Allen Cole to make sure the recipes, ideas, and projects were the best of the best. Hey, that’s what friends are for.
When HGTV asked us to zip on over to Lake Tahoe for a sneak peek of the modern mountain home also known as the 2014 HGTV Dream Home, we were all “Uh, I guess so.” And then we were all “Book me on the first flight to … Reno? Really? Reno is near Tahoe?” Anywho, our very own Brian Patrick Flynn got to check out the spaces and give viewers a nook-and-cranny tour of this incredible house. It’s a tough job. But someone’s got to do it.
You know what’s fun about being a lifestyle content provider? Getting to team up with some of the best people in the design business to see how trends, products, and looks go from a concept to a finished piece of furniture sitting in your living room. Flynnside Out partnered with HGTV Home, the division of HGTV that offers their own product line, to help them tell the story of their business and all that goes into it.
Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn is not a fan of contractor-grade kitchens. Remodeling expert Laurie March can’t stand when kitchens fail to unleash their hidden potential. That’s why these two teaming up for a high-low kitchen renovation for hgtvremodels.com was definitely a good idea. See, look.
What do Hayden Panettierre, the Grand Ole Opry, and high tech home design all have in common? They’re all trending Nashville, y’all! The 2014 HGTV Smart Home is located in Green Hills, Tennessee and the Flynnside Out team was thrilled to pack up our boots and meet up with everyone’s favorite digital hostess with the mostest, Carley Knobloch to show off this incredibly designed home room by room.
Kitchen renovations can end in divorce, deplete savings accounts and cause children to hate their parents. Well, not really, but kinda. Determined to whip a decades-old kitchen and breakfast nook area into shape without any major remodeling or construction costs and on a timeline of just two days, designer Brian Patrick Flynn pulled out all the designer tricks. The result? A midcentury masterpiece low in cost and high with personality and style. Here, see for yourselves.
When most design enthusiasts think of rustic mountain homes, they’re likely to picture spaces filled with pine paneling and floors, heavy wooden furnishings and gigantic stuffed animals (dead, furry ones shot with guns, then horrifyingly hung as decor). Well, this is not the case in Brian Patrick Flynn’s world.
Here is a pretty little rhyme: There once was a home office that sucked, and now it doesn’t suck anymore thanks to a massive layering of metallics. The end. [not the best rhyme in history, but it pretty much serves its purpose]
You wanna know one type of interior almost everyone has an opinion about (mostly negative ones) on the Internet? All-white rooms. Oh sure, we’ve heard that they’re impractical, sterile, a disaster for real-life situations, hospital-like or even void of soul, but they’re actually way more complex and layered than you’d think. Take a look at this white-on-white bedroom that, regardless if you love it or hate it, really experiments with the idea of going all-white, from the walls and furniture, to the flooring and accessories.
Getting stuck in rural mountain community didn’t turn out so well for the cast of Deliverance, did it? Well, should those Oscar-winning actors have been stranded at designer Brian Patrick Flynn’s cabin in Northern Georgia, the plot may have been more like Soul Food and less like Misery. See the amazing dining room transformation of Brian’s mountain house right here, y’all.
Everywhere you look its’ bumps, bellies, and babies…lots and lots of babies! If you’ve got some babies coming your way and need some fresh ideas for hosting a shower or just some easy hand-made (note: not home-made, there’s a big difference) gifts then these videos we created for the DIY network are the perfect solution.
We’re so proud that our very own Brian Patrick Flynn moonlights as a design ambassador for the AmericasMart, one of the world’s largest wholesale trade centers. In his role, Brian offers insider information to designers and decorators to make their jobs and navigating the mart a bit easier.
The master bathroom of a Hollywood Hills townhouse is now as camera-ready as its writer-producer tenants. Take a look at how designer Brian Patrick Flynn and carpenter Michael Forbes used a mix of reclaimed materials, easy-to-install cork floors and high-energy color to get a rundown space remodeled and ready for its closeup.
Plaid. Pinstripe. Check. Americana. From patterns, textures and tailoring, here’s a rundown on different ways to add a menswear touch to any space.
Is baby blue too cliche for your baby boy’s room? Is princess pink too pedestrian for your sassy little stylista? Well, how about going all neutral in your nursery? A classic mix of taupe and black create an understated space for a little boy to grow into.
Bachelor bedrooms used to be excellent fodder for comedy. Not anymore. As more and more men take an interest in their own interiors, it’s becoming apparent that decorating and femininity aren’t mutually exclusive. From its red, white and blue palette to geometric prints and classic wingback seating, take a look at this master bedroom made for a man with style.
Whoever said, “Blue and green should never be seen.” should probably be eaten by a dinosaur or a polar bear. After living in a lackluster Melrose District apartment for three years, motion picture marketing pro Chris Lok gave designer Brian Patrick Flynn free reign of his Los Angeles living room. The outcome? A lounge-like spot to kick back and watch screeners, trailers and full-length features…surrounded by bold shades of…you guessed it, blue and green.
Quick and to the point: This tiny powder room used to suck, and now it doesn’t. From a bold palette and a quick flooring fix, check out how this forgotten space was affordably updated in a single weekend.
If you’re crazy enough to embark on a big remodeling project just before the holidays, then you should apply for a job with Flynnside Out! In all seriousness, if you are thinking about remodeling your home before the holidays or just need some dreamy inspiration any time of the year, you are in the right hands. Flynnside Out and HGTV House Counselor Laurie March remodeled the kitchen and living room of the 2013 HGTV Holiday House. Someone ring a bell and get an angel some winds, ’cause the results are nothing short of a Christmas miracle.
At Flynnside Out, we like to eat and drink. So when asked to pair up with entertaining expert Camille Styles to produce videos with festive entertaining ideas for the 2013 HGTV Holiday House, we put on our stretchy pants and took one for the team. Camille brought some great ideas on everything from decadent dessert and cocktail pairings to how to set up the perfect bar cart for your holiday party. We sipped, nibbled and salivated through this dreadful task. You’re welcome.
The 2013 HGTV holiday house is bursting with beautiful ideas sure to inspire your inner Martha. The Flynnside Out team paired up with interior designer Casey Noble to showcase decorating, design and gift-wrapping projects in a sophisticated color scheme that’s a refreshing departure from the same old red and green. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with red and green. Unless everything is wrong with it, and we just don’t like confrontation.
For the second year in a row, HGTV asked Flynnside Out to team up with the adorable and talented Dan Faires to design the exterior of the 2013 HGTV Holiday House. Dan helped us come up with a slew of ideas that are equal parts whimsical and organic. So if you need a little holiday inspiration (and a little eye candy, too), check out the fun projects we created to be sure your house is the hap, hap, happiest since Bing Crosby tap danced with you-know-who.
Between the buying, wrapping, cooking, cleaning and entertaining, who doesn’t have time to make handmade holiday crafts? Well, we at Flynnside Out certainly do, and it has nothing do with our obsession with overachieving. Check out these great ideas for holiday décor that we created for the DIY network. We’ll sleep in January.
The DIY network asked us to give Halloween crafts a makeover and, like all over-achieving Pinterest-obsessed do-gooders, we gave it our all. We just want your next ghoulish get together to be the most stylish soiree on the block!So, move over tired old witch’s hat and dusty, fake cobwebs. We’ve got ideas on how to make the coolest Halloween themed porch decorations, candy, drink, and candle-holders, and up-cycled milk jug luminaries sure to show up your neighbors. You’re welcome.
Sometimes designing for the sexes is very hard, and interior designers find themselves in the middle of knock-down-drag-out disputes involving leather sofas and the relevance of pillows. But not in this case. Known for his use of menswear fabrics applied in gender-neutral ways, interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn was hired to give a young family’s great room a tailored, playful look using men’s fashion fabrics, kid-friendly touches and an All-American color scheme.
Ever notice how interior designers manage to make a bunch of mismatched stuff look great? Well, that rings true especially when it comes to art. In order to add personality to the expansive entry way of a Knoxville house, designer Brian Patrick Flynn created a floor-to-ceiling gallery mixing old and new with high and low.
Nowadays, meteorologist Rob Marciano is more likely to forecast a 75% chance of Jennifer Lawrence wearing Prada than actual weather conditions. Say what? After a huge career shift from a CNN anchor slash weather dude, the handsome smartypants headed west for a sweet new gig as co-host of Entertainment Tonight. Who better than to whip his on-the-set office into shape than our very own West Coast designer Brian Patrick Flynn. Check it.
The 2013 HGTV Urban Oasis is located in the heart of downtown Boston. Gorgeous and glamorous décor was inspired by the floor to ceiling sweeping views of the city, which can be admired from every room.
Boys, especially brothers, tend to fight a lot. Stick them in the same 10-foot-by-12-foot room and you’ve got a disaster waiting to happen 24/7. Stick them in a wisely remodeled, spacious attic packed with custom-designed, space-saving solutions and you may have a pair of boys who actually enjoy each other. Take a look at how the Flynnside Out team turned a dark, dated attic into a bright and airy space for brothers to sleep and play, surrounded by classic midcentury touches.
Flimsy green stackable chairs, be gone! Outdoor furniture has come a long way since the hardware store specials of the 1980s. To whip his side yard into shape, interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn used modern furnishings and a unique palette of gray, brown and violet to honor the midcentury architecture of his house, but with a totally unique spin on color.
Thanks to the Twilight saga, cool tweens and teens everywhere are split into two groups: Edward lovers and Jacob lovers. And although considered way less cool and much less angst-ridden, their moms also fit into one of two groups: Team Minivan and Team SUV. If you’re thinking of switching to the convenience-and-comfort-packed dark side (Team Minivan) or looking to rough it out and butch it up (Team SUV), you may wanna watch this here Auto Trader video.
Aw, your little girl is growing up, how cute! That means pretty soon she’ll spend three hours a day in front of the mirror and the rest will be dedicated to texting! No more time for you…unless you win her over with a room refresh. That being said, and with 21 hours per week devoted to hair and makeup, why not whip your tween’s powder room into shape so it’s as cool as she is?
Sometimes stylish people get married, buy houses, gets pets, have kids, run out of time to do their hair or buy new clothes, and then they are no longer stylish. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Take a look at this Culver City family room that’s as cool and colorful as the young family that lives in it.
From old school lunches to dirty socks, it can be scary delving into the depths of a boy’s closet. Well, unless you design the hell out of it with clever ready-made storage options meant for the garage or tool shed. Check out how a nine-year-old’s cluttered reach-in closet was reinvented as a cool, industrial spot to stash sports equipment, clothes and books.
You love your pet, but you DO NOT love little paw prints all over that new sofa. Not a problem… Team Flynnside’s pet bed/occasional table is not only a completely cool conversation piece – it’s WAAAAYY cheaper than reupholstering a sofa. Bonus- those little “paw prints” will love it.
As indoor-outdoor living becomes the modern day way of life for homeowners not living in Antarctica or Russia, interior designers are starting to master the art of exterior decorating. To whip big sister Shannon’s wraparound porch into tip-top shape, interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn stuck with comfy, chic outdoor furnishings which just so happen to be made for the great outdoors. See why the family spends more time on their porch than in their own living room
After featuring endless designer spaces in Rue Magazine, the lifestyle publication’s editor-in-chief Crystal Gentilello Palecek designed her own California home blending masculine and feminine styles.
Still dreaming about what you’d buy if you won the lottery? Well, you’re gonna want to get yourself a house like the 2013 HGTV Smart Home ASAP. The Flynnside Production Team got a peek inside and it’s crazy impressive- with chic casual décor, innovative appliances and high tech features galore. It’s the perfect mix of beauty and brains, not unlike yourself.
These days, a wedding is more than just a setting in which you commit yourself to a partner in front of your closest family and friends. It’s truly a chance to express yourselves as a couple, down to the smallest of details, and there’s no better way to personalize your big day than with a DIY project resulting in some fabulous wedding décor. The Flynnside Out production team along with event and floral designer Amy Osaba are offering up simple and stunning ways to create big impact without a ton of effort. Don’t you want to try them?? Repeat after me: “I do…”
Tweens can be extremely opinionated, especially when it comes to important topics like hair styles, fashion, and Justin Bieber. When the parents of eleven-going-on-twenty year old Zoe Kon asked us to re-do her room, we weren’t sure what to expect. Luckily, Zoe was anything but the average pre-teen girl, and simply wanted us to use her favorite color, green, in our design. As part of HGTV Remodels’ Psychology of Color package, the Flynnside Out design and production team layered shades of green to create the bedroom of this tween’s dreams.
Wedding showers can get So. Out. Of. Hand. Keep it simple and host a laid-back backyard barbeque for the Mr & Mrs to be. We’ve done the hard part by creating the menu, the décor, and the theme so all you have to do is watch this video!
“Big City” apartment living doesn’t have to cramp your style. Yeah, we know it’s easy to stall out on design inspiration when you’re living out of a shoebox, but with a little imagination and some reclaimed materials you can easily create a welcoming spot to quietly relax or swirl cocktails with friends on the weekends. HGTV Designer Dan Faires and wife Dasha’s inviting NYC apartment proves simple DIY upgrades, clever space planning and an easy mix of masculine/feminine décor can give a small space BIG style.
Handsome young artist Aaron Foster is known for his wall sculptures made entirely from vintage license plates. After relocating to Boulder, Co. from Los Angeles, the part-time interior designer reinvented his great room into an industrial-chic live/work space in which to create and display his one-of-a-kind creations.
You know how the juicing trend (throwing tons of fruits and veggies in a blender and seeing what tastes good) started in California, then made its way over to the East Coast? Yeah, that’s kinda like the way interior designer Scott Laslie approached the redesign of his San Francisco apartment, but backwards.
What’s better than melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows sandwiched between a couple of graham crackers?? Um, nothing. Except for maybe making them right at your dining room table…in your house…with no tents, bugs, or camping necessary. This simple step by video will show you how to set up a s’mores centerpiece perfect for your next get together, girls’ night, or let’s be honest…pity party table for one. We’re not here to judge.
Girls who went to summer camp often grow up to become ladies who associate the hot, sun-drenched months with lost-lasting friendships and unforgettable experiences. Well, except for the mosquitoes, boyfriend stealing and stress of trying to figure out who to sit with at lunch. Bug spray and peer pressure aside, let those summer time memories inspired the vibe, decor and menu for your own bridal brunch.
Remember when choosing cupcake flavors was simple: chocolate, vanilla or yellow cake? Today, not so much, especially in a world where cupcake boutiques carry at least a dozen options. Same goes for wedding showers.
Wanna host a klassie wine tasting? Sorry, can’t help you there, but you could just stick some boxed wine and plastic stemware on the counter! More in the market for a classy wine tasting? Well then, we’re glad to help…by watching this here video.
You know what they say about people with small decks… Um, they don’t ever use them. They might put a table out there, or even a plant, but it typically ends up being a total waste of space. Such was the case when we met LA couple Greg and Mariette. The Flynnside Out design and production team was able to turn their lackluster 8×10 deck into a color-packed, fully functional outdoor living space. Turns out size doesn’t really matter.
Want to be “Dog’s Best Friend”? It’s easy, with designer inspiration from Brian Patrick Flynn. With his clever tips, a spare weekend and a few bucks, you can create the ultimate dog run that you and your fur-baby will adore. So if you’re looking to reciprocate some of that unconditional love your pet keeps doling your way, here’s your chance…
These days if you’re not doing three or four things at once, you’re probably taking a nap. Smart people and smart SPACES always make multi-tasking look easy. Team Flynnside’s Brian Patrick Flynn transformed a busy family’s modest NYC living room into a personal, cozy space that’s part guest room/ part playroom/part media room and ALL heart.
Guys, your bachelor status does not give you free reign to have bad taste in décor. You don’t need a woman in your life or unlimited funds to have a stylish home. See: sales exec Chris Staub. With a few design suggestions from the Flynnside Out team, his generic high rise condo evolved into a perfectly sophisticated yet masculine bachelor pad.
If your idea of coastal décor is a cutesy mix of seashell wallpaper and a gazillion gallons of blue paint, prepare to have your mind blown. The Flynnside Out Production Team was lucky enough to get a look inside The 2013 HGTV Dream Home on Kiawah Island, South Carolina and was completely wowed by its sophisticated low-country functionality and Zen architecture.
You may not have a personal assistant and a savvy PR mouthpiece on speed dial, but you totally deserve a glam custom closet fit for a celebrity. Whether you’re working with a standard bi-fold door situation or re-imagining that guestroom no one uses, our own Brian Patrick Flynn’s at the ready and happy to share his clever closet design ideas… Just say the word ( or click on the pretty picture!)
Designing a room that meets the standards of a picky tween can be quite the challenge. We were totally inspired by writer and stylist Amy Flurry who turned to family heirlooms and vintage finds when decorating bedrooms for daughter Camille and son Ellis. Bottom line? It’s all about the cool factor. So we’re giving you a peek into some seriously awesome rooms, plus offering up a few tricks to designing a space that’s totally tween-approved.
Decking your halls like a design genius is totally doable- IF you check out the HGTV Holiday House right now (and again right around Thanksgiving). The Flynnside Out Production Team happily joined forces with designer Britany Simon to create show-stopping holiday décor that will totally wow your family and friends.
If you want to spread some holiday cheer and maybe generate a little bit of neighborhood envy (It’s OK, we won’t tell Santa) then you need to check out the HGTV Holiday House. The Flynnside Out Design Team was more than a little excited to work with Designer Dan Faires to create rustic, charming outdoor seasonal décor that’s awe inspiring and thankfully, doesn’t require an engineering or design degree. Now THAT’s a happy holiday!
Designers love working with color, but homeowners typically shy away from using shades that are particularly loud, dark, or unexpected. So of course we were super excited to see that creative professionals Justine Rubin and Robin Finch played with lots of bold, bright hues in the remodel of their newly-purchased mid-century-modern ranch home.
The 2012 HGTV Urban Oasis in Miami is truly a hotbed for haute design inspiration. Equal parts glamorous and comfortable, this contemporary retreat boasts a largely white color scheme, several dramatic pieces of furniture, and totally sleek (and chic) accessories. Flynnside Out’s own Brian Patrick Flynn takes you through this ultimate urban oasis, where the only thing that can compete with the coveted interior is the jaw-dropping view. Bienvenido a Miami, people.
Whether you’re building a brand new home (lucky!) or simply doing a renovation, there are so many ways to incorporate green building standards and natural elements in order to make your home more sustainable and environmentally friendly. From smart stormwater management to EarthCraft certifications, the Flynnside Out production team is hooking you up with the experts that built the 2012 HGTV Green Home to give you everything you need to know.
Farmhouse chic is having a moment, so it’s no wonder this trend inspired the décor for the 2012 HGTV Green Home. From its warm, earthy palette to its use of repurposed materials (hello, it’s called a “green home” for a reason), this modern farmhouse will have you wishing you could move right in. The Flynnside Out design and production team was lucky enough to get inside, and you’ll want to tour every inch of this contemporary-yet-modern space with our own Brian Patrick Flynn. Just wait ‘til you see the outdoor living areas. Yes, please!
Remodeling a home is no easy task, especially if that renovation involves making an old home more energy efficient. Adding new insulation, windows and doors, and knocking down walls to create an open floorplan were just a few of the projects Dan and Linda O’Keefe took on when updating the gorgeous lakeside home they bought for their family of six. The Flynnside Out production team is giving you a sneak peek into this envy-inducing “green”renoright outside of Orlando.
I don’t know about you, but geometry wasn’t exactly my favorite subject. I could hardly pronounce Pythagorean Theorem, let alone define it. But when it comes to design, geometric patterns can give your home a sleek, totally modern look. So why not go straight to the source: HGTV’s Design Star, of course. Flynnside Out’s very own Brian Patrick Flynn just happens to be a producer on the hit series, and he’s offering up four fun and easy décor projects featuring popular patterns like chevron and herringbone. No isosceles triangles allowed.
You work hard. You deserve that corner office… In the meantime, a customized HOME office can be a great incentive for synergy, productivity and team building. We were really fired up to help TV Exec Daysun Perkins and wife Alison score functional finds and affordable accents.
If the idea of using bold color in your kitchen makes you break out into hives then it’s time you simmer down, take an antihistamine and check out this fab gray kitchen Flynnside’s Brian Patrick Flynn designed for his own home. From its brilliant use of pattern and texture, to clever cost cutting finishes – this kitchen is as gorgeous as it is functional.
Between the buying, wrapping, cooking, cleaning and entertaining, who doesn’t have time to make handmade holiday crafts? Well, we at Flynnside Out certainly do, and it has nothing do with our obsession with overachieving. Check out these great ideas for holiday décor that we created for the DIY network. We’ll sleep in January.
What’s better than al fresco dining on a gorgeous day? Doing it every day from the comfort of your own home, and I don’t mean throwing down a picnic blanket in the backyard. We’re talking a full-fledged outdoor dining room, place mats and all. The Flynnside Out production and design team descended upon a young LA family’s drab yard and turned it into an incredibly chic and totally usable dining area with a view. Sunshine free of charge.
Every kid needs a desk for the important things in life: homework, writing thank you notes, and creating a business plan to start the next Facebook. Of course your mini-mogul deserves something a little nicer than the average desk from your local office supply chain. The Flynnside Out design and production team will show you how wooden posts, some plywood and a little patience (what parent doesn’t have that?) can come together to create the perfect kid-sized workspace.
Art is so subjective. You want to find a piece you like, but you also want it to be something unique, something you wouldn’t discover hanging on the walls at your best friend’s house (reproduction of Starry Night, I’m looking at you). It’s time to get a little creative with your art choices. The Flynnside Out design team used a rustic door as an art piece on a recent project. No, we aren’t insane, and yes, it looks amazing.
You heard it here first: Paint is OUT, people. There’s a new way to cover your walls, and we’re not talking about wallpaper. The Flynnside Out design and production team is obsessed with using a favorite fabric as your go-to wallcovering. Sounds like a lot of work, right? It’s actually way easier than you think…pinky swear.
Let’s face it: A six-year-old boy may love dinosaurs today, then KAZAM! His T-Rex gets hit with overnight extinction and is quickly replaced with plastic ninjas. When we transformed savvy six-year-old Mino Kon’s Los Angeles bedroom from a hot mess into a haute hang out space, we bucked themes and trends altogether, instead turning to color for inspiration.
For production design coordinator and full-time education student Crystal Hopkins, color isn’t just a passion, it’s business. “I’d say about half of my work in production design is focused on color values,” she says. “The way hues and tints read through a lens is totally different than in real life.”
You’re scouring the flea market for a matching set of nightstands and you happen to find the perfect wooden table. The problem? There’s only one. Lucky for you, the Flynnside Out production and design team has the perfect solution. Tap into your DIY side, natch! With a few easy steps, you can create a pair of totally chic nightstands out of that single table.
Our motto is: A picture-perfect dining room table doesn’t always include eight identical chairs. We spend a lot of time at estate sales and flea markets around here, and our team is always coming across cool dining room chairs. So we thought it might be fun to paint and reupholster some of them to create an eclectic yet totally cohesive dining room table. With a keen eye at yard sales and a few simple steps, you can easily create a table that’s sure to wow at your next dinner party – we promise!
Airy, light, open, serene…those are just a few of the adjectives you’d use to describe your ideal yoga studio. So when child-actress-turned-yoga-instructor Ashley Bothwell came to the Flynnside Out design and production team in hopes we’d be able to turn her dingy, dark wood-paneled attic space into a bright, peaceful home studio, we realized we had a tough project on our hands.
Living in a big city is amazing- there’s no lack of art, culture and opportunity… What it is lacking? SPACE. You have to make the most of every inch and a little designer input goes a long way. The Flynnside Design Team worked closely with NYC couple Brianna and Buzz to maximize their 700 square foot loft. From steering them toward multi-tasking furniture and accessories to utilizing designer tricks that fool the eye, Brian Patrick Flynn proved small can be spectacular.
If your kitchen peaked a few decades ago, don’t worry. We love a good comeback! Our own Brian Patrick Flynn decided to help a frustrated homeowner stir things up in her dated, cramped kitchen by adding more functional space and lightening up the color palette.
If your kitchen is about as exciting as a bowl of lukewarm steel-cut oatmeal then perhaps it’s time to spice things up? The Flynnside Out Design Team took Melissa Layton’s functional but blah kitchen and put a fresh contemporary spin on it with bold color, mod patterns and clever DIY nautical accents. The space is packed with ideas that will instantly give your kitchen a delicious new look!
You don’t have to be a lawn mower to enjoy hanging out in a garden shed. Especially one that’s been re-designed for entertaining and has a better view than most high rise condos. We appreciate the vision Atlanta physician Wes Hoke and his partner Cameron Watkins had when re-imagining their dilapidated shed. With a love of the outdoors and enthusiasm for good design these two were able to transform a shabby out building into a stylish, spectacular living space full of potential. Way to grow, guys!
Back in the day, you insisted on the 64 crayon box with the built-in sharpener. We get it… You aren’t afraid to mix it up when it comes to color- and the more options, the better. Now settle down and check out designer Brian Patrick Flynn’s unexpected color pairings that everyone will love.
When Stylist Alison Deyette needed a client-friendly dressing area that could also function as a guestroom she realized she needed a little help, so our own Brian Patrick Flynn provided a much needed design-assist. By adding tailored touches and glamorous accessories, they were able to transform an awkward storage room into a stylish, functional space perfect for clients and guests, alike.
Newsflash: dingy basements don’t have to be scary. We love what California Designer Michelle Workman did with her home’s dated game room. Michelle’s signature style is all about Hollywood Glamour and she definitely brings that home in her light filled home studio.
From those cute little booties to ridiculously priced car seats- kids outgrow everything in the blink of an eye. Even more reason to create a nursery that works long after your little guy is out of diapers and obsessed with your iPad.
Sick of pumpkins? Us too. Here are other ways to add Halloween flair to your porch without going all jack-o-lantern and stuff.
Old and creepy can be kinda cool when set in the right location, like a mansion or in a theme park. Add a creepy-chic look to your porch this Halloween with this gauzy drapery idea.
Wreaths, they’re not just for Christmas anymore. And while many holiday wreaths tend to be all cute and happy, not these wreaths. They’re straight-up all, “I’m Halloween and I’m creepy and dark and stuff.”