Hannah and Kurt love living in Los Angeles, especially since buying a 1920's Spanish style home in a neighborhood they adore. Their living room gets round-the-clock use, as a place to relax, watch TV and entertain, but sadly, the white walls and drab brown furniture don't really reflect this couple's vibrant lifestyle. Enter designer Casey Noble and contractor Joel West who will use a little cash and a lot of ingenuity to bring color and personality to the space to reflect not only the homeowners' current interests but also their rural backgrounds. On a budget of just $2500, Casey and Joel will completely transform the space using a bold color palette of orange, blue and apple green.
Thomas and Shernice love to entertain and relax in their backyard. They are a fun young family, but right now their backyard is the opposite of fun. They want a backyard that reflects their outgoing personalities and a place where their daughter Ella can grow beautiful outdoor memories. On a budget of just $2000, Casey and Joel will turn this blank slate into a fun place for entertaining adults and kids alike. They will give the homeowners some much needed structure and shade with the addition of a pergola, more funiture will be added to create a better space for entertaining, and Ella's garden area will go from frumpy to fun city.
Adrienne and Scott like their dining room, but they agree that it needs some design TLC. Other than the wood table, chairs and two china cabinets, the room is a blank slate. They want their dining room to serve as a dual purpose space for dinners, parties, and Scott's poker nights. They both love the style and architecture of the 1920s and would love the dining room to reflect that.
Richard and Jenny love spending time in their spacious family room, but feel the room is missing something. They love the exposed ceiling beams and the hardwood floors, but the seating arrangement is awkward and uncomfortable. Not to mention the room is completely void of color and style. They joke that this room is set up exactly like the living room in their old apartment and are ready for it to take on new life. On a budget of just $1500, Casey and Joel will enhance the room's rustic appeal while bringing in a hip farmhouse style that's fresh and colorful.
Newlyweds Chris and Kathryn Smith are lost in translation. Kathryn moved into Chris's house, and now they're at a loss when it comes to meshing their styles into a living room fit for entertaining. Chris' style is more Modern while Kathryn has more of an eclectic taste. They would like to incorporate both styles into the space that is now "their" room. But, neither really knows how to move forward.
It's a case of opposites attract! Casey is tasked with the challenge of fusing Angela's love of sparkle with Russ' appreciation for everything vintage in one cohesive design plan, which she'll do by revamping the existing fireplace, adding a coffee table with antique industrial wheels and transforming Angela's old desk with gold hued crocodile inlay and glitzy new knobs.
Amy and Daniel love the bright open floor plan of their mid-century modern living room. As new parents, their space has become more play room and less living room. Casey Noble will help them find stylish solutions that are both budget, and kid friendly. Projects include a wood wrapped leather sofa, a unique firewood storage unit, and beautiful, low maintenance, 'plant art'.
Emily and Scott describe their home office as a catch-all room that lacks both identity and style. They're both artists who want that room to reflect their funky French Bohemian taste. They'd also like it to double as a guest room for when their parents come visit. Also on their wish list is more workspace and additional storage. Casey Noble and Joel West accomplish all this and more when they bring in custom his and hers desks, a beautiful custom built armoire and a day bed made out of metal piping and shipping crates.
Young parents James and Lakeisha need an escape from their four children, all under the age of 4! Casey and Joel will bring a touch of the islands to their master bedroom when they infuse it with all things British Colonial inspired. A striking canopy bed sets the tone for their room while elements like a one of a kind coral dresser and creative closet doors, inspired by a beach bungalow suite, perfectly round it out.
Single homeowner Jami is a beautiful and vivacious woman with an infectious zest for life. The love of her life is her 1920's cottage, which she came close to losing a few years ago during the economic downturn. While she adores the bones of the home, the kitchen is lacking in every department. She'd love to see it transformed from a dingy off-white eyesore into a colorful, personality-filled kitchen she's excited to cook in and proud to entertain in. Casey Noble and Joel West work their magic and come up with one of the most vibrant rooms of the season. Taking inspiration from her love of all things vintage, this project list includes a center island/table made out of an old dresser, a storage wall created using wooden planks and hanging baskets and a new seating area that's stylish and supplies storage. And just wait until you see this color palette!
Anissa and Michael bought their dream home a year ago but admit they never use what should be its most inviting room - the living room. It's one of those spaces that does little to entice you to enter, let alone sit down and spend time in. Luckily, it's got a lot of potential that's just waiting to be tapped, including: custom shutters, hardwood floors and crown molding. Enter Casey Noble and Joel West who unlock this rooms potential when they bring a bit of the beach to the 'burbs. A Carrerra marble fireplace, custom coffee table made from weathered, reclaimed wood and a one-of-a-kind art piece created from driftwood are just a few of the things that will give this room a fresh, personal and inviting feel.
New parents Vanessa and Alex Rodriguez want their dark, dated master bedroom transformed into a hotel suite inspired by their honeymoon in Madrid. Right now the room feels dark and heavy with its large canopy bed, dark cherry furniture and tired accessories. Casey Noble and Joel West are going to get them back to Spain when they totally revamp the room from the ground up: a fresh, crisp color palette, custom built-in entertainment nook, new door treatments and a bed transformation that they won't even recognize. This is one of the most dramatic before and after's Design on a Dime has done yet!
Gerald and Jasmine moved into their new home a year ago. Since then, they have made little progress in creating a master bedroom that captures their love of Southeast Asian design. They want a serene bedroom retreat to spend time in - a room that mimics the upscale hotel rooms they've enjoyed on their trips to Thailand. Casey and Joel will help them create a space that is both tranquil as well as visually stunning. A carved wood lattice accent wall, a round headboard reminiscent of a gong, and a new grass cloth dresser are just a few of the projects that make this Asian-inspired bedroom truly inspirational.
This special episode will take creative, accessible and affordable design to the next level. By combining smart cost-saving ideas and clever design elements, designer Casey Noble will share her secrets for transforming any space into a spectacular holiday-inspired room! With a beige, bland living and dining room as her starting point, Casey first infuses colorful, mid-century design into the space to reflect the homeowners personal style, including a refaced fireplace, built-in bookcase and classy chandelier. Then, Casey brings on the bling with Christmas decor that breaks from traditional reds and greens.
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