At Home With Danny Brito

At Home With Danny BritoWe are so happy to welcome Danny Brito to the blog today to share his home with us!

Lovely living spaceLove this eclectic living spaceCutest plant stand_MG_8336"I’ve lived in Miami, Florida my entire life, but a little over two years ago I decided to move to Fort Lauderdale, which is about a half hour away. It’s a bit slower paced, and living close to the beach isn’t as expensive as it is in Miami. I picked this home because it had a really big yard for my dogs, it’s about five minutes from the beach, and the post office is down the block, which is great for my small business.

Such a fun studio space_MG_8634Danny Brito at work"My favorite space in my house is my office, because I’m in it every day. When I first moved here, I had it as a dining room, but I could probably count the times I’ve eaten at the table on one hand. After about six or so months of living here, I decided to move my office into the dining room. It was probably the best change I’ve ever made to the place. Having such a wide space to create is the best thing ever; before I moved here I was living in basically one room, so I worked where I slept… Having the separation between work and rest has made my life so much easier.

Amazing Pyrex collectionLove vintage pyrexBeautiful pyrex collection"Some of my favorite pieces in my home have to be my Pyrex display in the kitchen; that collection honestly happened accidentally. I had a few pieces that my grandma had passed down to me, and every now and then I would find some more while thrifting. I thrifted the vintage hutch for $40 one day and filled it within the year. I actually just painted it teal sometime this year; it was a really dark brown before. I know painting vintage furniture is somewhat taboo, but it really brings out the color Pyrex and really brightens up my space. 

"I think a unique part about my home is that every single piece of furniture has been thrifted. I don’t buy new pieces because I feel like they don’t have any character at all. I think the most expensive piece of furniture I have is my plaid sofa, which was $45, and it’s a sleeper sofa! The cheapest piece would probably have to be my vintage radio and record player. I got it for a whopping $15. It’s the perfect TV unit for my space, and underneath the radio it has a secret storage compartment where I keep video game stuff.

Adorable bedroomGreat solution for no closet"The giant American flag in my bedroom belonged to my best friend’s grandpa; he passed a few years ago and was a veteran… She gave it to me as a gift a few months ago, and I cherish it so much—not to mention it really makes a statement in my otherwise sparse room. I wanted to keep my bedroom somewhat clean, and that’s about as clean as I get. I’m a big fan of organized clutter. 

"The clothing rack in my room was built by my brother and me. He’s built a lot of the furniture in his home, so it’s really special for me to have a piece of his in my house. It was made from old pallet wood and metal tubing.

Love all the collections in this homeNail polish displayLove this space!"This August will make it three years of living in this current home. I think it has a evolved for the best. When I first moved here I had very impractical furniture; I was just interested in the look of pieces. I had a really small midcentury coffee table, and it was so pretty but made zero sense because I always have people over in my home. I also had one sofa, which was nowhere near enough space… I got two more sofas in my living room and a giant chunky 1970s wooden coffee table. My living room now just makes so much more sense; it’s comfortable, but I feel like it still fits in with my vintage style."

Thanks for sharing your home with us, Danny! You can find more of Danny on his website or his Etsy shop! xo. 

Credits // Author and Photography: Danny Brito

  • Does Danny need a roommate? Seriously, that place is like a vision from my dreams! He even has my fave UglyDoll, IceBat, on the wall!

  • This is my favourite “At Home With” so far! What a cool pad. I love all his trinkets and the eclectic style. And that pizza slice plushie on the bed is a winner.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • OH MY PYREX. I LOVE that collection! Danny has a fantastic home!

  • holy pyrex batman!!!!! what an impressive collection. and also he owns s much nail polish; that should be illegal!! my 12 bottles of polish are jealous! lol

  • FANTASTIC house. Seriously, I love it so much. And that’s an enviable Pyrex collection.

  • I love colorful and creative homes, and this is one of them. So lively and so much personality, and feels SO like a home. It’s such a nice place! Love it.

  • Oh, I love all the colors in his home! And especially the succulents.

  • That pyrex collection is so beautiful it makes me want to cry cry cry!

    Odd question: how did you get the bowl displays to stack like that instead of nesting?

  • i’ve followed danny since the livejournal days, so it’s SUPER awesome to see into his home a bit more! totally swooning over that pyrex collection too. and, well…everything.

  • I had never heard of Danny Brito, but now I’m totally a fan! His place is amazing! Full of colour and personality. I seriously love it.

  • Basically in love with everything in this home. But dang, I am having some SERIOUS Pyrex envy right now.

  • What a charming home! You can tell Danny is a fun and creative person. And I love the nail polish collection and storage!

  • That Pyrex collection!!! IN LOVE! So gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Love it… especially the hutch and pyrex collection, and the doily (sp)Valance…. so cute. 🙂

  • I love it when someone’s personality really comes through in their décor. This place is so full of life and fun. Thanks!

  • This guy is so cool! Love that all his things are thrifted! His home is so unique, I had a blast reading this post. Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh wow! I haven’t seen the name Danny Brito in so long! I used to follow him on Livejournal….I’m old….

  • I think this is actually my favorite “At Home With” feature you’ve ever had. So colorful and quirky! Being a Florida native and huge fan of the 60’s I really dig that (slighty) tacky retro vibe he has in his home. Thanks for sharing!
    -Allison
    www.alliray.com

  • So awesome to see someone from my home town on ABM! Ft.Lauderdale rules, see you at the thrift stores, Danny. (;

  • Now there is a home I could live in. Fresh, thoughtful and makes me want to meet the creator of such a eclectically cosy space. Love it!

  • i love that a grown man put together such a creative and stereotypically “girly” space… it just goes to show – design and taste know no gender and “gender specific” is a TOTAL illusion!! a very inspiring and important post, especially for your younger readers who may still feel the need to “fit in” somewhere – BE YOURSELF!!!!!! that is all the “fitting in” you will EVER need 😀 <3

  • I LOVE DANNY! I used to follow his work obsessively back in the day on an LJ comm called Raptamakeout hahaha. <3 So happy to see his home here!

  • This is the best house tour I’ve seen online in so long! Such a bright and happy space. 🙂

  • It’s all a sort of crazy mishmash of stuff…but boy, does it EVER work!! You can totally see who Danny is by looking at his home; artistic, colourful, fun-loving and inventive!! Love the Pyrex collection…and I agree that painting that hutch was the way to go!!

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

  • His home is so clutch. Love all the fun colors and patterns! Makes me want to thrift all my furniture now…

  • Wow that gallery wall looks amazing! You must get so many conversation starters from guests, right? It must have taken a long time to make but it looks totally worth it <3

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • Love so much about his home. Love the picture gallery wall. Love the hutch and the Pyrex. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is my favorite home you’ve featured so far!!! So much fun and full of character. I’d never want to leave if that’s where I lived. So jealous of that Pyrex collection, too. Hey Danny! Share some of that with me! <3

  • I’m in love with this house. Too cute! 🙂

    Sincerely,

    Laurali Star

    http://www.thesecretsurprisinista.com/

  • saw that he did this on his instagram and ran over to check out the story! awesome job! LOVE DANNY BRITO!

  • I love this home and style! It’s so bright and busy in a fun way. Awesome Pyrex collection. Thanks for sharing! It’s neat seeing a guys style perspective.

  • I’m so in love with that pyrex display, it’s gorgeous. I think painting that hutch was a genius idea.

    Mana
    http://www.fashionandhappythings.com

  • This an amazing home. It would take a huge talent to be able to display collections, art, colors and have it so pulled together. There is so many details and pieces in Danny’s home and, yet, nowhere does it look crowded, overdone or messy. It is simply a work of design art. I was not familiar with Danny but I can’t wait to see more of his work. Amazing! Thanks for sharing his talent with your readers. Great post.

  • Such fantastic colours throughout the house – wonderful!

    www.peppermintdolly.wordpress.com

  • Wow, what an interesting home, my space feels really boring now! Love the vintage hutch & just the fact that his home works so well together, it must be very inspiring to work there.

  • The most kistch home i have ever seen!
    So so in love!
    Love thrifted furnitures, love reciclying, love vintage staf, love everything in this house!

    www.mykitschworld.blogspot.com

  • Omg why does his nail polish collection completely annihilate mine, not to mention all of my female friends’? I am impressed. And jealous.

  • OMG, I want his house! I love all of his collection! And right by the beach? Amazing.

  • I’m so happy about this post! I’ve always loved Danny Brito, his work is amazing and it’s a pretty obvious extension to believe that his home is too. So inspiring.

  • I love the gallery wall, such a lovely home 🙂

    Carina | http://www.carstina.com/

  • What an amazing home! I love it! Especially the wall with all the pictures on it, it’s fabulous!

  • Wow! I LOVE that doily/crochet window treatment! My minimalist boyfriend would hate it, but I’m wondering if I can sneak it in somewhere….

  • He paints his nails and other people’s nails. He’s awesome at nail art! You can see some of his stuff on his instagram 🙂 – Jacki

  • His home is so colorful, I love it! Thanks for sharing such a fun space.

  • Loving the cactus collection and wall art in the living room!

  • Love the vintage hutch and the pyrex collection..beautiful…

    xo

  • I am suchhhhh a fan of Danny Brito! I love this! I don’t always read the “At Home With” feature, but he’s got such a fun, eclectic, colorful style that I had to stop to read it. I’m also super jealous of his nail polish collection. 🙂

  • Thanks so much for sharing Danny’s home today! I’ve been following his IG for awhile now and loved seeing this post.

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