Before & After: How One Couple Gave Their Home Year-Round Summer Vibes
Our three favorite words? Pop of color. It’s a phrase that works in just about every space, but it’s especially helpful in the teeniest homes. Here, color can simultaneously define different areas in the home while providing the illusion of depth and light.
Case in point: Shaina and Michael’s tiny house. While every inch of their 400 square feet works hard, the MVP may well be their workspace area. It’s a place to relax with a book, it’s a showcase for their art, and it’s HQ for their documentary filmmaking career—yep, they also work from this house. Oh, and their pup Keiko snoozes underfoot, too.
Such a multitasking space needs serious focus, and Shaina and Michael found that Sherwin-Williams paint was the best way to energize theirs to do all those jobs.
And nothing says energy like a sunny yellow. Shaina and Michael painted the back of their exposed shelving with the cheerful and inspiring Afterglow SW 6667. Designers love yellow both for its optimism and cheer, and for being surprisingly easy to work with. Plus, even in such a limited quantity the bright hue adds depth and the illusion of space—important when there’s none to spare!
Then, a fresh coat of Extra White SW 7006 on the storage bench and shelves supports the yellow as a sharp neutral balance. Those elements become perfect pedestals for the couple’s minimalist decor, set off against a bright backdrop.
Now, Shaina and Michael have a dreamy window seat for journaling in the morning, for reading in the evening, and for working in between. There’s no more need for a sunny day to feel warm and bright!
This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams and was created by the Apartment Therapy Creative Studio.
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