Jennie and Michael DiPaolo are busy parents with two small boys and no time to redecorate their personal space. From Michael's college furniture to the veined-glass closet doors, the Design on a Dime team intends to bring this 1980s bedroom into the new millennium.
Roslyn and Daniel Ceniceros have a gorgeous home, but their media room is lacking style and function. This active couple would like to have a warm and inviting atmosphere for family and friends. The Design on a Dime team tackles the challenge of turning this mundane space into a hip lounge for relaxing and entertaining.
Lisa Jackson and her two daughters have worked hard to create a colorful African theme for their suburban home. Unfortunately, their living room hasn't yet received the designer touch. They have all the right accessories, but they need the Design on a Dime team to unify the theme and pull the room together.
Jeff Weaver moved into his Craftsman home over a year ago, but you would never know it by the way it's decorated. He currently lives alone, but he feels that if he gets some style into his home his girlfriend will be more inclined to move in. He wants his bland living and dining room to blossom with color. Designer Kristan Cunningham, along with design coordinators Dave Sheinkopf and Spencer Anderson, set out to turn this bachelor's pad into a cozy love nest for two, all for less than $1,000.
Nakuma and Kumau Talbott recently became parents and thus put their plans to redesign their living room on the back burner. They love the architectural details of their pre-war duplex, but are unhappy with its lack of style. The design team signs on to turn this bland space into an island paradise, complete with themed lighting, natural elements and interesting accessories.
After years of living with roommates, Ken Hardy has finally moved into a one-bedroom apartment that he can call his own. While he enjoys having the space to himself, he also loves having friends over for the occasional poker game. Designer Kristan Cunningham and her team turn this typical bachelor's pad into a hip poker lounge for less than $1,000.
New homeowner Jackie Alfonso is having trouble decorating her large, awkward living area. She needs the Design on a Dime team to increase the functionality and visual interest in this bland living space for less than $1,000.
With her busy career as a martial artist and actress, Jeanne Chinn has no time to decorate her outdoor patio. She would like to transform this mismatched space into a warm and inviting outdoor living room for entertaining. The Design on a Dime team intends to help her do just that and for less than $1,000.
College roommates Selia Acevedo and Julia Trankiem's new apartment is the center of their social universe. They love the wide open floor plan of the living area, but their furniture is too large and they're still eating off of a folding card table. The Design on a Dime team combines a contemporary style and vibrant colors to transform the space from drab to party perfect.
Alison Epstein moved into her townhouse a little over six months ago, and her home, especially the bedroom, is still a little bare. She works in fashion and would love to see her bedroom reflect her style and love of glamour. Designer Kristan Cunningham, along with design coordinators Dave Sheinkopf and Spencer Anderson, turns this barren space into a luxurious fashion runway, all for less than $1,000.
Four roommates share a home and a love for entertaining. For Christmas this year, they want a Rat Pack-styled home. An aluminum tree full of handmade ornaments and wall art made out of children's toys completely transforms the space. The red velvet-wrapped bar is refurbished and transformed into the centerpiece of the room. Now, they have the perfect space for a festive holiday party.
For the McCorkles, Christmas is a big family affair. This year they would like a holiday design that expresses their Christmas cheer and family heritage. It's up to the Design on a Dime team to come up with a plan that incorporates the family's Scottish and Irish heritage, all for just $1,000.
High school sweethearts Lillian and Cesar Valera are having trouble with the open floor plan of their condo. They want to define the space into distinct areas while also infusing a style that reflects their bright personalities. The Design on a Dime team sets out to transform the dull beige space into a colorful, fun haven.