Before-and-Afters From The Antonio Project

HGTV Design Star 4 winner, Antonio Ballatore, takes on the challenge of making over his home for his first show, The Antonio Project.

  • After winning Design Star, Antonio was given five days to renovate four rooms in his own home, including his empty bedroom.
  • Even though Antonio has never used red in his homes, he goes all out in his master bedroom this time. The brilliant red focal wall is highlighted with an airbrushed cutout of a sombrero chick and black roses.
  • To bring the dresser into the bedroom design, Antonio uses the same black paint as the headboard to create a metal flake finish.
  • When Antonio bought his 800-square-feet California ranch, he initially added another 800-square-feet to the home to help expand the living, dining and kitchen areas.
  • Antonio designs a U-shaped kitchen that features black cabinets, countertops and even black glass upper cabinets.
  • He highlights his tough, manly kitchen with strips of metal to create a unique backsplash.
  • Antonio bought his home at a probate auction and it's a complete fixer-upper. He already ripped everything out and brought everything up to code. Now, he just has to decorate.
  • This space acts as a dining, work and entertainment area. A large wooden table is combined with a bench, stools, a late 17th century throne from Spain and another 120-year-old throne to provide tons of seating and make a visual impact.
  • When Antonio first bought his home, the roof was caving in, the windows were rotting and he even had a few squatters. He's been working on it for a year and now it's down to the finishing details.
  • Antonio uses a combination of subway tile and small black and white tiles to create a stunning shower.
  • A beadboard-inspired vanity blends into the beadboard used around the bathroom. His-and-her sinks and pale blue walls complete the look.
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