Playful Parlor with Modern Americana Vibes

Curated by Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn brings red, white, and blue to life with a fresh, fun twist in his Playful Parlor with Modern Americana Vibes design.

Customize This Look


Brian Says…

In 2016 I went to the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in NYC and fell in love with this hallway by David Collins Studio which used a red white and blue palette that felt super original and fresh. Ever since seeing it in person, I’ve loved the idea of playing with a classic Americana palette in new ways.

This space is ideal for a well-traveled person who enjoys the finer things in life but also doesn’t take themselves too seriously and socializes in small, tight-knit groups.

Brian Patrick Flynn
Design by David Collins Studio | Courtesy of 1stDibs
Design by David Collins Studio | Courtesy of 1stDibs

A mix of clean lines, midcentury modern flair and conversation-starting art gives this cocktails lounge space a layered, lounge-like vibe. There’s a nice juxtaposition of raw and refined textures added to create a room that’s packed with opposites: a classic, handsome sofa is paired with playful dog art; the graphic geometric rug is topped with weathered woods and metals from a farmhouse-style floor lamp. To put a fresh spin on classic Americana, a red, white and blue palette was introduced but with blue-greens in place of navy, and barn reds in place of bright fire engine hues.

The rug was chosen to add graphic, midcentury flair. I chose the low-slung leather chairs to evoke informality and casualness. The aristocratic animal art was chosen to give the room a sense of humor.

When someone walks into this space, I want them to feel like they could take off their shoes, grab a magazine and unwind; however, at the same time I want them to feel like putting on their finest outfit and throwing a chic cocktail party. It’s the best of both worlds.

Share This Look

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

You might also like…