Lori has lived in this typical suburban midcentury house during her childhood and teenage years, and now she intends to spend the rest of her adult years here. She and her new husband have just recently purchased the house from her parents. Though it's home sweet home for Lori, she's ready for a decorating change--especially in the basement. The dark and dingy room's barnyard decorating scheme was all the rage in the '70s, but now it's simply outdated. Designer Candice Olson signs on to make this room fun yet fit for elegant entertaining.
Kristine and her husband, Simon, live in a fabulous Georgian-style house on a quaint street with their two children. Simon would like to transform their house into an English castle. Kristine is willing to indulge her husband, but they need some help in their dark, dated master bedroom before there are any duels. Designer Candice Olson steps in to help transform the space into a bright, modern and airy interpretation of English country style.
Toby and her husband, Willy, live in a newly renovated house with their young daughter. They have decorated every room except their large basement that opens into the backyard. This family loves to travel and spend time in the French countryside and miss it when they aren't there. They'd love to transform this space into a French-inspired room that can be used for entertaining, relaxing and as an extension of their garden. Designer Candice Olson is ready to turn this blank slate into a French country fantasy that will transport the family to the lavender fields of Provence every time they walk through the doors!
Tara and Scott's girls are going to start sharing a room, so designer Candice Olson summons her inner child and designs a creative, stimulating, kid-friendly bedroom.
Professional party planner Steve bought his dream house two years ago. It's a typical '60s ranch that's big on space but short on style. His life is inundated with parties, and he also loves to host his own at home for friends and family. Guests currently congregate in the biggest room in the house--an outdated basement family room that's shabby, but not at all chic! Designer Candice Olson signs on to transform the room into a cool and comfortable room that really knows how to party.
Jeannine and Patrick have lived in their large home for more than five years. They have decorated the main rooms, but neglected the basement family room. It's so bad they won't even allow guests to descend the stairs! They want an elegant but family-friendly room that'll allow plenty of play space for their two young sons as well as space for entertaining and TV viewing and a little left over for displaying their book collection. It's a big job, but designer Candice Olson is ready to tackle the challenge.
Jennifer and Linda are two busy professional moms with equally busy kids, one large bear of a dog, a red-bearded dragon and a guinea pig! They just moved into their dream home--a large 1920s arts-and-crafts house that was in original condition when they bought it. The lived-in living room is a little rough around the edges with damaged plaster, dirty white walls, an ugly fireplace and out-of-scale furniture from their previous house, leaving it in desperate need of a makeover. Designer Candice Olson tackles the challenge of shaping the space into a comfortable room that will accommodate the entire family and their menagerie of pets, while still incorporating elements of the home's heritage.
Busy professionals Tova, a chartered accountant, and Daniel, a video-game developer, moved into their suburban home four years ago, but they've done little to update it. They are a young, modern couple, but the house does nothing to represent their personalities or lifestyle. They love to entertain, but are tired of their home's tired looks. The kitchen is outdated, starved for storage and is connected to a small fireplace-dominated family room with hand-me-down furniture. They want host Candice Olson's help to create a new look in time for a party to celebrate the launch of Daniel's latest game as well as the launch of their own joint project--their first baby!
Meredith and Michael are both busy medical professionals that lead active lives with their young daughter in their beautiful 1920s home in the middle of a city. They plan to expand their family, so the three-bedroom house will start to feel even smaller, and it also means no more cozy guest quarters for their visiting families. The third-floor attic is a beehive of activity--it's a TV room, playroom and a home office--and while it serves many functions, it doesn't have a lot of style. Designer Candice Olson takes on the challenge of designing a multitasking attic space that isn't a snooze in the style department, but will provide extra sleeping for guests whenever needed.
Brodie and Tammer have just moved into their first home. It is a fantastic house with an even more fantastic secret at the end of the garden--a coach house. Currently used for storage, they dream of transforming it into a room for entertaining, but they don't know where to start. They want it to be an extension of the house and of the garden--to be an outdoor space that reminds Brodie of all the garden structures in her homeland of Australia. Designer Candice Olson signs on to create a one-of-a kind retreat that spills out into the garden and provides them with countless hours of dining and entertaining fun.
Beverly and Barry are small-town folks from the East Coast who have recently moved to the big city. They bought a small house built in 1910 with a lot of character and a few imperfections. The furniture they brought with them is all about country and all about size, and it's just not working. It's too big for this small space, and the couple is ready for an update to better suit their urban surroundings. Designer Candice Olson organizes, resizes and reuses in an attempt to incorporate their cottage country style into their new city life.
Alissa has two big space problems. First, her master bathroom is the size of a postage stamp, so getting ready in the morning involves creating detailed schedules for both bath and sink time. She has been dreaming of a luxurious master suite with two sinks, a shower and a tub. Second, she's a clotheshorse, and her extensive wardrobe storage needs have had her keeping items on every floor of the house. Her ultimate goal is to steal room from the closet and dressing room to make room for a large bathroom as well as create more effective closet space. Design diva Candice Olson is up to the task and sets out to create the ultimate master bathroom suite.
Sue and James are the heads of a very large Middle-Eastern family. Their house is the epicenter for all family gatherings. It's not unusual for them to have 50 people over for dinner, and every Sunday they also play host to their immediate family for their weekly dinner. All of this in a small, faded kitchen. Their children decided it was time for an update, so they enlist the Divine Design team to help. Designer Candice Olson plans to open up this tiny traditional kitchen and create plenty of room for both cooking and dining.
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