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Following the success of his fall 2013 upholstery line launch with Apt2B, interior designer Kyle Schuneman has teamed back up with the e-shop to add more styles to his upholstery line for summer 2014.

Kyle Schuneman for Apt2B

Interior designer Kyle Schuneman of Kyle Schuneman for Apt2B

Inspired by colors and trends straight from the runways, Kyle added four new sofas to his upholstery line, Kyle Schuneman for Apt2B. The sofas feature details from tufting and rolled backs to stainless-steel bases, plus they come in a variety of pastel hues and neutral tones. Kyle’s summer styles come with the same philosophy as before: having a small space doesn’t mean you can’t have big design. “I wanted these new frames to feel more grown-up and penthouse-worthy,” says Kyle.

These modern styles — the Coronado, the Jackson, the Pacific and the Fillmore — all come in sofa and apartment-size sofa options to meet the needs of the micro-living trend and those desiring smaller-scale furniture. And the best part? They’re totally affordable and made right in L.A.

Kyle Schuneman for Apt2B Coronado

The Coronado Collection

Kyle Schuneman for Apt2B Pacific

The Pacific Collection

To see the entire summer 2014 line, head over to Apt2B.

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From the discount futon and pinned-up Salvador Dali poster, to the loosely Eastern-themed bedroom, I have to admit I was pretty proud of my first post-dorm apartment. Looking back, it was kind of a disaster. If you’re just getting the keys to your first place, you don’t have to be like me. Designer Kyle Schuneman‘s book, The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces, shows you how people across the country created beautiful, functional spaces on a budget — and includes easy projects so you can live stylishly, too.

Kyle Schuneman - The First Apartment Small Space Design Ideas

Designer Kyle Schuneman

The book gives you a peek inside 10 very different first apartments, from an art lover’s teeny-tiny NYC pad to a Bohemian attic apartment in Atlanta. Each makeover includes how-to projects to help you get the look, like wall stencils, DIY headboards and ridiculously cute succulent book planters.

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Succulent book planters from The First Apartment Book.

“I wanted to do this book because I’m fascinated by how people live,” Kyle says. “Sometimes people don’t want to invite designers over because they’re worried about us judging their spaces. I’d rather make a statement and have you not like it than be ho-hum about it, because I think that life is too short.”  That’s why he filled his 700-square-foot first apartment slash office with carefully-curated pieces he loved, like a live-edge coffee table and textural, menswear-inspired accessories, all on a tiny budget. He also disguised what he didn’t love, like the heater hidden behind the faux bois wallpaper panel. Read on to get his tips on creating a space that speaks to your style — completely from scratch.

Kyle Schuneman Living Room Design

Kyle Schuneman's Los Angeles apartment living room.

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As I sit on my sofa feeding my eyes toxic reality TV content, it’s a sure-fire bet I’m simultaneously googling the ages of the people I’m watching. Once I realize the person I’m vetting has achieved success at a younger age than myself, it makes me wanna set the TV on fire or punch myself in the face—well, most of the time, that is. If said person is insanely talented or skilled and seems deserving of success, I give them my blessing and become a perma-fan. Two perfect examples: Niki Papadopoulos and Nick Olsen.

Kyle Schuneman Designs

Recently, another twenty-something, force-to-be-reckoned-with made the list: LA-based interior designer Kyle Schuneman. I was first introduced the up-and-coming gentleman’s work through House Beautiful’s Next Wave List. A googlefest just moments later resulted in some serious retina therapy as my eyes absolutely fell in love, image after image, of Kyle’s brilliant body of work.

Kyle Schuneman Design

From his use of color and meticulous editing to his layering of pattern and fresh prop-styling, take a look at someone I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of in the years to come. If he’s churning out spaces this jaw-dropping at 25, can you imagine what we’ll see from him at 35? Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the stunning work of Kyle Schuneman as photographed by Joe Schmelzer.

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