Brian Patrick Flynn’s Perspective New York vignette combines sweet, springtime hues with New York street art for a design that is sophisticated and playful, but with an edge. Based in both Atlanta and Los Angeles, Flynn is one of five designers chosen to share their unique vision of creative excellence using Sunbrella fabrics for Perspective New York, a design event exploring Sunbrella performance and style through the eyes of inspired and inspiring designers.
Flynn isn’t afraid to take risks when it comes to interior design and his bravado shows in his Perspective New York vignette. Completely self-taught, his diverse work has taken him from the sets of TV shows and commercials to the homes of top Hollywood personalities. He pushes the boundaries of expected design in his Perspective New York vignette, combining soft pastels with graphic neutrals and original art to create a space that lives at “the intersection of rock and roll and the Easter bunny.”
A vintage Carl Malmsten sofa, upholstered in Seabreeze – Cotton Candy Pink Sunbrella fabric available through Donghia, sets a tone reminiscent of mid-century Hollywood regency. Two vintage Bruno Mathsson Ingrid chairs continue the mid-century influence and are upholstered in a sky blue chenille fabric, also by Donghia. Upholstered floor cushions in Swell by Donghia offer additional seating options for gathering around the custom channeled coffee table topped in black granite and upholstered in Augustine – Pearl fabric and constructed by Bjork Studio. Soft lavender and robin’s egg blue pastels are carried into the upholstered wall panels, custom two-tone end tables and pleated draperies for an unexpected combination that feels fresh, modern and livable.
Flynn’s designs always feature elements of original art, which is especially appropriate for a design event that takes place in one of the art capitals of the world. To inject a bit of rock and roll flair into the vignette, Flynn designed custom neon wall art built by Lite Brite Neon, and artfully placed a guitar on a stand and an iPad with headphones attached in the space.
To ground airy pastels, he incorporated a horse head statue on one end table, which connects to the black granite coffee table top and a custom zebra-print shag rug hand-hooked by Bjork Studio and created with Sunbrella fabric. Two mod globe lights by Rejuvenation illuminate the space and play off the abundance of round and square shapes scattered throughout the design.
The overall result might be best summed up in the illuminated script above the pale pink sofa. In Brian Patrick Flynn’s design, his grown up, rock-and-roll Easter bunny definitely makes us happy.