When it comes to color, lifestyle blogger Erin聽Hiemstra of聽Apartment 34聽goes bold. Take the 1950s San Francisco-bungalow-turned-Airbnb-rental she recently transformed for fellow creative聽Chloe Roth.聽Using BEHR鈥檚 2018 color palette and聽taking inspiration from the neighborhood,聽Hiemstra infused each room with hues聽from across the聽spectrum.聽Between the jewel-toned聽living聽room and the retro pink bathroom, you鈥檒l find unexpected delights around聽each聽corner. Keep scrolling below to聽see the designer鈥檚 gorgeous renovation聽and how you can bring the聽entire color-tastic look to your own abode, temporary or permanent.

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Roth snagged a spot most of us can only dream about (by the beach) so聽Hiemstra was intentional about using this #jackpot location as the animating force behind the makeover. 鈥淲e took inspiration from the beach, sand, and trees and used light, airy colors inspired by nature,聽as well as聽deep, saturated hues,鈥 she said. And since Roth聽wasn鈥檛 in a position to do major renovations, Hiemstra quickly pinpointed the best way to bring the theme to life: Paint.

Choosing a perfect color for聽each room is a TASK in and of itself, so the designer opted for standout聽shades in select rooms to highlight the personality of each one. Using聽BEHR鈥檚 2018 Color Trends palette, she contrasted items like green and pink with more neutral tones like white and mint. 鈥淭he juxtaposition makes this transformation so fun,鈥澛燞iemstra聽says.

Apartment 34 Makeover

For聽the living room, Hiemstra聽used Roth鈥檚聽pretty plant babies to dictate the tone. She positioned them聽front聽and center and highlighted them by using a聽rich green on the walls.聽鈥淲e chose to turn the fireplace into a lush, green space to hold plants. Equilibrium, a hue in聽BEHR鈥檚 2018 Color Trends palette, served as an 鈥榓h-ha!鈥 moment. We painted the wall in this deep, bold hue to serve as a backdrop for the plants. We also painted Chloe鈥檚 office in this same hue to tie it all together,鈥 the blogger shares.

Apartment 34 Makeover

A bathroom can quickly fall victim to blah, boring decor, so the pair wanted to make sure their room was the exception. Since Roth聽loved the聽space鈥檚聽original tile, the designer decided to聽show it off. 鈥淲e highlighted the retro factor of the light pink tile聽by using the Positively Pink shade: It鈥檚 light, girly, and playful pink聽鈥 perfect for an oasis,鈥 she聽says.

Apartment 34 Makeover

The duo聽settled on a more calming聽tone聽for Roth鈥檚 sleeping area. Hiemstra pulled out a pro聽rental decorating tip 鈥 a half-wall color job 鈥 to make the space feel bigger than it was. 鈥淭he half wall helps evoke the atmosphere of the ocean or sky. Chloe鈥檚 home has pretty standard 8-foot ceilings, and adding a half wall adds height,鈥 she聽says.

Apartment 34 Makeover

In the communal聽area, the pair commissioned an original聽piece by Bay Area artist聽Nicole Mueller聽to pull all the tones of the聽home together. (This was one of Hiemstra鈥檚 favorite parts of the project.) 鈥淚t brings life to the space and really makes an impact,鈥 she added.

Apartment 34 Makeover

For the extra studio space, Roth鈥檚 intent is to聽rent it out on Airbnb, so Hiemstra聽put her best聽temporary decorating聽tricks to work, starting with the light green palette. 鈥淏EHR鈥檚 Wabi Sabi allowed us to add personality and character to the rental space while still feeling like a neutral. This color tied in the tones of the rest of the home and made it feel cohesive,鈥 she says. The blogger also gave us her聽own takeaways for less-permanent聽upgrades. 鈥淎n easy way to personalize a rental space is through paint color and light fixtures. You can always swap out light fixtures and repaint if you need to, and it鈥檚 an easy way to put a personal stamp on a new space,鈥 she suggests.

Whether you鈥檙e planning on setting up permanent shop in a new dwelling or聽simply need a聽room refresh, if there鈥檚 one thing we鈥檝e learned from聽Hiemstra鈥檚 latest project,聽it鈥檚 to never shy away from color 鈥 or聽a talented designer friend.

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(Photos via聽Andrea Posadas Creative for Apt. 34)