Making waves: the dip-dye curtain

For a Seattle apartment whose style has an urban edge, designer Kyle Schuneman accented white walls and window blinds with dip-dye curtains in an ocean blue. (Joe Schmelzer)

When we asked writer Debra Prinzing to profile rising Los Angeles designer Kyle Schuneman, we also asked Schuneman to share three projects from his DIY decorating book due out next week. He kindly agreed, walking readers through yarn-wrapped picture frames, striped dining chains and, now, dip-dye curtains.

Schuneman said he has done the project twice: once in a bathroom, where he dried the curtain over the tub, and once outside, where he hung the curtain from a tree. In his new book, the curtains make waves in a Seattle apartment with a little bit of urban grit. We could see them working in a Long Beach loft or Highland Park bungalow, perhaps with a Poketo DIY table and some Flip & Tumble plant pods.

The step-by-step instructions are included in our related photo gallery, adapted from Schuneman's "The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces."