Before: Lacking StyleJennifur Brandt is a writer with a sophisticated sense of style. She has already decorated the upstairs of her Spanish-style bungalow, but her downstairs space is just a big white box. She likes to get her friends dancing by playing DJ in her downstairs living area, but needs help creating a vibe that suits her style. The Design on a Dime team stops by to help this hip DJ find her design groove.
Jennifur would like her living area to have an underground lounge vibe. The plain white room lacks color and seating. She also needs a cool, yet accessible, storage solution for her vast album collection.
After: Underground LoungeThe Solution
Host Lee Snijders, along with design coordinators Charles Burbridge and Summer Baltzer, stop by with a plan to turn this boring space into party central. The team gives Jennifur new seating that can be moved around to make plenty of room for dancing as well as lounging. They also bring in a stylish and functional storage unit to transform the DJ platform into a focal point for the room. Dramatic lighting and fabric wall treatments create ambiance in the space. Here's how the team gets the party started.
Warm Green Walls
- First, the team gives the space a coat of paint in a warm green color.
- Next, Lee and Heather get to work on the wall treatments. Using gold, copper and olive-colored satin fabric, they create fabric "sails" for the walls. The fabric is cut into triangular shapes, a pocket is sewn into the broad end of each piece, and a grommet is placed on the bottom point. A flexible rod is inserted into the pocket. The sails are mounted to the wall using simple T brackets, and each tip is secured at the grommet. To give the sails dimension, the brackets are bent outward to create an arch in the sails when mounted.
Before: Monotone Color Scheme
Sails and hardware - $175
Modular seating - $510
Record storage - $104
Ambient lighting - $130
Elect shoplite, 208484--Lowe's
Ceiling fan globes--$14
Total - $998