Warm, Functional Living Room

After eight years, this renter is ready to call her apartment "home." To get her out of her transitional limbo, the Design on a Dime team breathes life into the space with color and style.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionIcy blue-green walls with salmon-colored accents liven up the space.
Jennifer's newer couch and chair are dressed up with slipcovers to blend in with the space. Designer Kristan Cunningham bases the furniture design throughout the room on one of Davis' favorite old pieces. All the furniture is unified with white paint, for a cottage-style look. Now the dining room, office and living room look like they all belong in one space together. Davis wanted a fresh, sophisticated, striking space: here it is.

The Cost

Paint and supplies — $42

Slipcovers— $100

  • slipcover (stretch pi chair, sea), $89.99 — Linens 'N Things

Tray — $18

Fabric — $9

Cabinet and boxes — $170

  • cabinet, $110 — Ross

Lamps — $31

Chairs — $30

Desk — $35

Shelf — $16

Sconces — $40

End tables — $50

Window treatments — $43

  • window panel, $19.99 — Kmart

Rugs — $216

  • area rug, $99.99 — Kmart

Accessories — $192

  • houseplant pole, 030134481062, $8.99 each— OSH
  • wall mirror, $39.99 — Marshalls

Total — $992