Sterling K. Brown Gave His Garage a Makeover for the Ultimate Office–Man Cave
By Alissa Schulman @ Architectural Design
September 29, 2017
Seeking a space of his own, the Emmy-winning This Is Us actor decided to convert his overcrowded garage into an at-home sanctuary

Architectural Design: After six years in his cozy Los Angeles home—a 1,300-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath—Emmy-winning This Is Us actor Sterling K. Brown was beginning to feel “a little squeezed out.”

Brown wanted a space that skirted the stuffiness of a traditional home office and added a level of sophistication to the typical man cave—a “creative workspace,” he termed it. To achieve this room rehab, he enlisted the help of interior designer Kyle Schuneman and online lifestyle and furniture brand Apt2B.

Schuneman had his work cut out for him. Brown wanted to transform the 18.5-by-20-foot garage from the home of his barely used ping-pong table, Christmas tree, old refrigerator, and broken-in couch into a flex space that offered him a designated work area, a second living area for hosting small groups of friends, and a room to pace as he runs lines


Schuneman and Brown started by completely emptying the garage. “By cleaning out the space, I got to understand what it was,” Schuneman explains; what he found was a beautiful flow of natural light, underutilized built-in shelving, and a gorgeous terrazzo-like cement floor that needed little more than an area rug.

From there, the design process flowed. The discovery of the dark-colored specs in the floor drew Schuneman to the navy wall color, applied to the garage walls by Paintzen. Knowing that he didn’t want to rely on just the sunlight to brighten up the room, Schuneman then presented Brown with the piece that, at first, seemed like a questionable choice, and eventually would become the clear standout: the mustard sectional.

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