The Affordable New Seating That Will Save Your Small Space

As evidenced by our recent tour of his West Hollywood apartment, and his book The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces, interior designer, art director and stylist Kyle Schuneman knows how to make a small space sing. So who better to design a line of furniture for space-challenged homes?

Today Schuneman unveils the Summer 2014 collection of his affordable upholstery line for décor retailer Apt2B, and we have an exclusive first look. Never one to sacrifice style for design limitations, Kyle says, "I wanted these new frames to feel more grown-up and penthouse-worthy." With details like tufting, stainless-steel bases, and rolled backs, the line includes four new apartment-sized sofas with coordinating chairs in pastels and neutrals that suit a range of aesthetics -- from ladylike European-inspired to masculine midcentury modern. With prices ranging from at $598 for an armchair to $2588 for a two-piece sectional, the collection hits the sweet spot: more elevated than your average big-box-store piece, but not an inhibiting investment. We caught up with Schuneman to hear how these chic modern pieces came to be -- read on below.


Domaine Home: What was the inspiration behind these new sofa designs? Kyle Schuneman: I wanted these new pieces to have really beautiful details while still staying true to my clean aesthetic. I was inspired by this idea of the epitome of downtown life. By juxtaposing these quirky modern silhouettes in a bold colors against an industrial life, it makes a room come to life and start to have a conversation in the space. DH: How did you decide on the color scheme? KS: Pastels are big right now so I wanted to add really beautiful colors that reflect what people are seeing on the runway, but bring happiness into a space even when it turns to winter again. I also wanted some really strong modern neutrals but that still take a stand and don't feel like the stock "tan." DH: What details did you add to make them feel more grown-up? KS: The Pacific has really beautiful tufting on the seat, back, and sides with tight stitching and detailed work around the arms. It's refined and timeless. The Fillmore has a full stainless base with really handsome fabrics and feels very high end. These details and curated fabrics are pieces that will last through any trend and can hold up to a beautiful high end space. _2
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The Coronado Sofa, $898, Apt2B The Fillmore, $2588, Apt2B The Pacific Sofa, $988, Apt2B
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The Jackson Chair, $698, Apt2B The Pacific Chair, $598, Apt2B The Fillmore Chair, $998, Apt2B
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