A Look Inside Brittanny and Kyle's Loft Space at Rising Sun Mills

Your home should be a collection of what you love, and tell the story of who you are
— Nate Berkus
Image credit  Brittanny Taylor

Image credit Brittanny Taylor

Natural light eases its way into this bright and open home, where Brittanny a Providence native and Kyle who grew up in Wales, have showcased their individual styles in a truly unique way. The rules should always become your own when designing and decorating your home. This space exemplifies that.

The loft, in the heart of Providence’s historic textile valley at Rising Sun Mills, has all the cozy elements of home, mixed with vintage pieces and pop culture collections displayed throughout the space. The mills were once home to the largest worsted wool producer in the country, dating back to 1887.

The perfect combination that tells the story of who they are, with just the right pops of color and an eclectic mix make this space interesting, wildly creative and inviting.

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The perfect open space for entertaining or relaxing. Vintage bar cart from  White Star Antiques  and coffee table found on  Amazon  . TV stand also found on  Amazon.

The perfect open space for entertaining or relaxing. Vintage bar cart from White Star Antiques and coffee table found on Amazon . TV stand also found on Amazon.

Background

Brittanny: I am born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kyle: I grew up in a small village called Pontyclun, about 13 miles from the capital of Wales, Cardiff.

What they love most about living in Rising Sun Mills

Brittanny: I’ve only lived in one other place (NYC for a brief stint), so Providence is all I know. I love that it’s close to both Boston and NYC and has its own unique personality.

I always wanted to live in Rising Sun Mills so when the opportunity arose, I moved in, and I’ve been here for over three years.

Kyle: I love the open space and lighting, but I especially adore how someone can easily make the space their own.

How their individual styles have come together in the space 

Brittanny: Kyle and I have very different styles so when deciding to move in together, I planned ahead how to style our collections, such as my vintage cameras and vinyls and Kyle’s robots.

Kyle: Brittanny’s keen eye for space and decoration mixes nicely with my love of pop culture collectibles and gaming tech as well as our shared love of cooking and a well-stocked kitchen.

Perfectly styled shelving from  Ikea  .

Perfectly styled shelving from Ikea .

Books, crystals and a vinyl collection in the couple’s living room.

Books, crystals and a vinyl collection in the couple’s living room.

The orange accent wall in the kitchen area stands out and adds an unexpected element of color. Chairs from  Amazon  and table from  Ikea .

The orange accent wall in the kitchen area stands out and adds an unexpected element of color. Chairs from Amazon and table from Ikea.

Brittanny’s desk from  Ikea  allows her enough space to comfortably work from home.

Brittanny’s desk from Ikea allows her enough space to comfortably work from home.

The couple found the perfect way to organize and display Kyle’s collection of transformers using simple white shelves.

The couple found the perfect way to organize and display Kyle’s collection of transformers using simple white shelves.

Favorite sites for home decor

Brittanny: I didn’t do much online shopping for our move aside from stalking Amazon. You can get some really cool pieces on Amazon. I also found myself on IKEA’s website every day.

Pro tip: download the IKEA app on your phone. It was extremely helpful in keeping track of what I wanted to buy and where it was located in the store (as well as if it was in stock).

Kyle: Don’t really have a favorite site but we love going looking for good deals that suit our place at Homegoods.

Herringbone queen bedroom set from  Raymour & Flanigan .

Herringbone queen bedroom set from Raymour & Flanigan.

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Bright copper poof found at  HomeGoods  and the chair was purchased from a neighbor.

Bright copper poof found at HomeGoods and the chair was purchased from a neighbor.

Black frames stand out against the white walls in the bathroom, and add a fun and colorful twist on bathroom decor.

Black frames stand out against the white walls in the bathroom, and add a fun and colorful twist on bathroom decor.

Best organizing tips

Brittanny: The biggest thing that helped us stay organized was the lockers I bought from my friend Patsy. We have a ton of stuff that wouldn’t have had a home if it wasn’t for the lockers. 

Put like things with each other and store them together. I purchased acrylic trays from the dollar store near me to help keep all my bits and bobs together.

Kyle: When not sure whether or not it’s time to get rid of something try this: store it in the closet for a few weeks. If you miss it, you will find a place for it that fits. If you don’t miss it, sell or donate it because you no longer need it.

Lockers purchased from a friend help make organization an easy task with multiple cubbies for storage, and make for a unique piece on display in the entryway.

Lockers purchased from a friend help make organization an easy task with multiple cubbies for storage, and make for a unique piece on display in the entryway.

All images courtesy of Brittanny Taylor

Organized for Life’s home series is meant to showcase and celebrate the lives of Rhode Islanders from their unique perspective, inside their homes, telling the stories of who they are through their space. The series paints an intimate view of the smallest state with one of the biggest hearts. Home is truly where the heart is.

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