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This Vibrant Studio Apartment Takes Color to the Max at House Beautiful’s Whole Home Showhouse
Designed by Colordrunk Designs
An in-law apartment overlooking the garden previously lacked charm, storage, and defined zones—until Jenna Gross of Colordrunk Designs entered the scene. Unapologetically embracing bright hues, she turned the abandoned abode into a punchy pink hideaway for this year's Whole Home.
Written by Carisha Swanson for housebeautiful.com. Photography by Anna Spaller and Heather Talbert.
She started showering the space with affection by framing the three sets of French doors overlooking the gardens and pool in boldly patterned draperies. Their overscaled, pigment-rich floral design with hits of coral, grassy greens, and tropical blues set the multihued palette for the apartment. From there, Gross designated distinct zones in each room, much like you’d find in a larger home, using custom rugs to create room “breaks” and orchid pink metal dividers to separate private and utilitarian spaces. “It’s now a happy place with room for everything—and all their friends,” Gross says.
Making the most of the architectural features in the home’s studio apartment, Gross added bold colors, plush fabrics, and easy-living upgrades to show this space in a whole new light.
Perfectly positioned in front of the fireplace, this hangout spot can seat a gaggle of friends on swivel chairs or ottomans that double as stools.
The apartment’s formerly beige, storage-less kitchen was completely overhauled with custom cabinetry by Trim Tech Designs painted a soft pink with Tailor Tack by Farrow & Ball and backed in a yellow stripe wallpaper by Fabricut.
Mounted metal dividers by Architectural Grille create zones and tie into the lattice skylights.
A custom pedestal table by Aronson Woodworks does triple duty as a card table, home office, and spot for meals. The four velvet swivel chairs by Coley Home are backed with fabric from Fabricut and easily tuck under the table when not in use.
In the dining room, Gross used our Valencia Drop Pull by Mark D. Sikes.
To the side of the kitchen, a large-scale-print Stroheim wallpaper brings beauty to function in the apartment's laundry space.
The washer/dryer combo by GE Profile doesn't need to be vented to the exterior, making it easy to install in a closet (or anywhere there's an electrical outlet).
Get the Look
Draperies and table skirt: Fabricut.
Lighting: Visual Comfort & Co.
Chaise: Coley Home.
Sofa, Chairs, Side Tables, Martini Table, and Throw: Serena & Lily.
Wallpaper: Brunschwig & Fils.
Paint: All White, Farrow & Ball.
Hardware: Valencia Ring Pull
Swanson, Carisha. "This Vibrant Studio Apartment Takes Color to the Max." House Beautiful, November 16, 2023. https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/house-tours/a45724424/whole-2023-colordrunk-studio-apartment/