The DilemmaRoslyn and Daniel Ceniceros love to stay active outside, but when it's time to unwind inside, they like to hang out in their media room. It's a great spot for watching movies, and Daniel likes to deejay in the space when they entertain. They'd like the room to be more stylish and inviting, so the Design on a Dime team signs on to make it happen.
The light-colored walls in the space make it seem cold and empty. The room needs moody lighting and a way to camouflage awkwardly-placed electrical outlets. There should also be a cocktail table for drinks and snacks as well as art and accessories to give the space style. Daniel has some sports collectibles he'd like to display, but Roslyn doesn't want the room to end up looking like a sports bar.
The SolutionCamel-colored walls will warm up the space, and a cocktail table-ottoman solution will offer a spot for snacks. Daniel's sports memorabilia will get a display cabinet that doesn't compromise the room's style. His deejay components will get a custom cabinet to make them easily and stylishly accessible. Here's how the team gets it done.
Display CaseThe wooden case is finished in a rich stain, and its simple lines are in keeping with the hip, modern look of the space.
Equipment StorageThe sleek unit is stained a rich brown color and will keep the system organized and ready for a party.
Side Tables Become OttomansThey provide a great spot for refreshments, plus they double as a place for propping up feet.
Floor LampsKristan creates sports-themed wall art with a modern twist that satisfies the look both Roslyn and Daniel wanted.
Sofa and PillowsThe Cost
Memorabilia case - $112
Turntable cabinet - $108
Shelving unit - $140
Table/Ottomans - $117
- Lack, 10071313, $14.99 each - Ikea
Paint and supplies - $64
- paint, Behr, 290F-5a, $18.97 per gallon - The Home Depot
Rug, $162 - Ariana Trading Company
Art - $32
Window treatments - $68
- window panels, 829431, $16.99 each - Anna's Linens
Lighting - $74
- floor lamp, $50 - HomeGoods
Accessories - $122
- vase, Maya Avocado, 120216167, $24.95 - Z Gallerie
- bamboo tray, 160150748, $19.95 - Z Gallerie
- fabric for pillows, $38.97 - Michael Levine
Total - $998