Featured Project: Sterling K. Brown’s Man Cave with Apt2B

Everyone needs a little space of their own, a cozy reading nook, a quiet corner of a living room, or a man cave. Even Emmy-award winning actor Sterling K. Brown needs a place to himself.

Finding A Space

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Sterling reached out to interior designer Kyle Schuneman of Apt2B to help convert his garage into a man cave. He needed a place to conduct some of his day-to-day tasks, run his lines, or relax. As Schuneman began to visualize Sterling’s “creative workspace,” he reached out Paintzen to add some color to the space.

Choosing Color

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The room was full of natural light, which means bold colors. Schuneman selected a navy blue in a flat finish for the walls. The color was perfect. It paired well with the concrete flooring, covered with a blue-and-white patterned area rug, and had plenty of character.


Schuneman’s furniture selection had paint color in mind. He chose a bright, bold sofa in mustard color, and used lots of wood and metal accents throughout to elevate the space and help it feel more modern and sophisticated. There is also a work table, where we imagine Sterling will spend time reading scripts and getting work done – and there is plenty of space on the walls and in glass-faced cabinets, of course, to display future Emmy’s in the years to come. However, the large mounted TV and ample seating in the room means this space can just as well be used hosting get-togethers with friends.

We think you’ll agree that the final product was stunning. The vibrant navy walls paired with Schuneman’s decor selections resulted in a space that is smart, stylish, and masculine. Apt2B turned a standard garage into a sleek home office, and man cave for Sterling K. Brown and our team at Paintzen was thrilled to be a part of the process.

For more on Sterling’s new spot, head over to Apt2B, watch their video on the makeover, and shop the collection!

Photo Creds: Joe Schmelzer, Treasurbite Studio

Designer Kyle Schuneman