Jami and Tony Hord both love literature and have devoted an entire room in their home to their love of books. The rest of their house expresses the couple's worldly taste, but the library remains colorless and unused. Designer Kristan Cunningham, and the Design on a Dime team set out to turn this bland room into an eclectic and cozy library.
Jennifer and Joey Chang have lived in their new house for less then a year and have discovered they have very different tastes in design. Jennifer likes rustic accessories and cushy furniture, while Joey is drawn to post-modern architecture. They're hoping the Design on a Dime team can incorporate both styles into their family room.
Amber and Eric Gustafson have a gorgeous apartment that they have decorated on their own, but one room that is used for many purposes has been neglected. This couple would like to change their boring bonus room into a fanciful and functional space. The Design on a Dime team signs on to transform this dull room into a retro-style office/sewing room/music room/guest room.
The Howe family has lived in their home for 10 years, and the family room has seen better days. They'd like to add more storage as well as some artistic touches inspired by their beautiful photographs. The Design on a Dime team signs on to create a rustic Americana space that can keep up with the Howes' eclectic hobbies and active lifestyles.
Danielle Willard is tired of her plain white walls and wants her living/dining room to have richer, more colorful look. The Design on a Dime team signs on to turn this lackluster room into a bold, vibrant space for entertaining.
Brothers Stanford and Wilston Poon are tired of their boring living room. They'd like it to serve many functions while still appearing fun and professional. Using the modern furniture the Poon brothers already own and adding some touches from their home state of Hawaii, the Design on a Dime team plans to bring a tropical twist to the contemporary space.
First-time homeowners Anita and Tanuj love their new home, but the living room is oddly shaped. Since the couple spends most of their time in this room, they would like for it to look striking. They have some great contemporary furniture, and all they need is a design plan that ties the pieces together. The Design on A Dime team sets out to turn this awkwardly shaped space into a zesty ethnic living room.
Young professionals Kristy and Matt Jewett are living in their first apartment and want to do away with the college-kid vibe. Their furniture is a collection of hand-me-downs and inexpensive finds with a few favored pieces mixed in. They love the lively colors and warm wood tones that they discovered on a recent trip to Italy and want to bring touches of that style into their new home.
Michael Almeida is one creative teenager, but his uninspiring bedroom doesn't reflect his personality. Designer Kristan Cunningham, along with design coordinators Dave Sheinkopf and Spencer Anderson, are ready to turn this room into a funky teenage hangout for less than $1,000.
Shauna Leone loves the sleek deco details of the '20s and '30s, but her bedroom is more haphazard then historical. The Design on a Dime team use classic art deco design elements and a few glamorous touches to completely transform the space.
Alisa Ho has lived in her condo for three months and still has no idea how to decorate her living and dining rooms. She loves the open floor plan and would like to see a modern industrial design that brings the two rooms together. Designer Kristan Cunningham, along with design coordinators Dave Sheinkopf and Spencer Anderson, turn this uninspired space around for less than $1,000.
A large family room with some unique details proves to be a problem for Paul and Mailin LaBella. They can't seem to figure out a furniture arrangement that works for playtime with their two young daughters and entertaining family and friends. The Design on a Dime team brings in elements from their beautiful outdoor Japanese gardens, adding rich color and luxurious textures!
Jonathan and Ina Goldstein's new home is elegant and organized, with the exception of one room that belongs all to Jonathan. His small space is meant to function as an office, music studio and relaxing getaway, but the room lacks organization and purpose. The Design on a Dime team turns the hodge-podge space into a cozy and functional gentlemens lounge.
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