10 tips on decorating a rental

A designer shares quick tricks for making any place feel like home

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Shop Schuneman's top spots
Photo by Joe Schmelzer

Shop Schuneman's top spots

“Lots of ideas for the apartment came from researching my book,” Schuneman says. Info: The First Apart­ment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces (Clarkson Potter, 2012; $25). 

Here are Kyle Schuneman’s go-to home decorating shops.

  • West Elm for drapery, pillows, and bedding. Their classic pieces can mix with other items to create a rich look. westelm.com
  • Dash & Albert Rug Company for big indoor and outdoor rugs that are really affordable.  dashandalbert.com
  • Big Daddy’s Antiques in Los Angeles and San Francisco for wild antiques that are always conversation starters. bdantiques.com
  • Croft House in L.A. for reclaimed furniture. “I love supporting small businesses, and these guys make great custom pieces,” he says. crofthouse.com
  • cb2 for dishware. Use white dishes for entertaining, because they go with everything and show off whatever you’re serving. cb2.com


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