During and After Photos: The Yovanovich Family

In the first episode of HGTV's $250,000 Challenge, contestants Rico and Danica Yovanovich transform their living room into a traditional space infused with warm, inviting tones.

  • Rico and Danica discuss their repurposing project with guest designer Kim Myles. "We don’t want to set up a room that we like to look at but are afraid of," Danica adds.
  • Show host Drew Lachey drops by to lend a helping hand and help the couple install crown molding.
  • Rico installs crown molding, which adds to the room’s classic look.
  • Danica helps move old furnishings out of the existing space.
  • Carpenter Carmen De La Paz constructs the fireplace surround.
  • Rico moves new furnishings into the home.
  • Danica unloads a new shelving unit.
  • Rico trims boards for the mantel.
  • Draperies that keep with the style of this formal space pull the room together.
  • Rico and Danica work on repurposing an existing ottoman with new fabric and a decorative wooden frame.
  • The Yovanoviches’ family room, highlighted by an apple green and khaki color palette, is now open, inviting and functional for a young and growing family.
  • A free-standing shelf displays curios and family photos.
  • A modern, streamlined sofa gets a chic update with sateen pillows.
  • An ornate iron clock serves as a striking focal point for the conversation area.
  • The couple changed the personality of their existing ottoman with a simple sheet and some smart dark-wood framing.
  • The table setting pulls in the room’s color palette.
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