Interior designer Frank Fontana and his crew turn a typical patio into a Tuscan villa backdrop that enhances the unique character of a Chicago flat. The team utilizes rich colors and rustic furniture pieces to turn the washed-out deck into an urban oasis, perfect for entertaining and relaxing.
Interior designer Frank Fontana and the Design on a Dime team transform a very patriotic family room/dining room into a modern looking space that suits the taste of the young and adventurous homeowners. They start by putting up a fresh coat of paint and revamping some old pieces in order to make them look new again.
Julie Windsor's dining room has become a catchall space, so the Design on a Dime team starts by cleaning out the room. They choose a navy paint color and bold white accents to add sophistication, while a sleek wraparound bar and a clever hideaway workstation bring the room to its full potential.
Designer Frank Fontana and his team create a Zen getaway in a suburban Chicago home that was recently gutted. They add Asian flair, extra storage and a relaxation station to make the calming master bedroom retreat of homeowner Bradd Easton's dreams.
Designer Frank Fontana and his team create a swanky modern entryway, utilizing color and contrast to achieve a look of urban chic. This once undefined space is now a functional and stylish entry to the home which also serves as an office and lounge.
In a suburban Victorian-style home, the team puts together an amazing home theater using rich wood tones and gold embellishments. The space is enhanced with a freestanding bar and reading area. Finally, they round out the design with stadium seating and a concession stand.
Host Frank Fontana and his team take a very typical Chicago condo and update it with a contemporary twist. They utilize an argyle pattern and rich colors to highlight the unique architecture of the sunken living room and round out the space with a built-in scrapbook station and a new bar.
Designer Frank Fontana and the team infuse an urban condo with cottage chic. They warm up the space with buttermilk tones and a soothing shade of green, then bring in a beadboard wall treatment and an upholstered ottoman to further enhance the cozy space.
Host Frank Fontana and his team design an island-inspired getaway in a typical master bedroom. Their primary focus is to make the room a retreat that the homeowners can escape to and enjoy. Bringing in soft colors, rich wood tones and light, airy fabrics, they create a sophisticated island paradise.
Designer Frank Fontana and his team add a touch of modern glamor to Colleen and Mathew's dark dining room. A lighter wall color and unique wainscotting immediately transform the room. Then, they make over the dining table, add lighting, a lounge area and even a bar to give this young couple a hip new space where they can entertain.
Host Frank Fontana and the Design on a Dime team put together a design plan that complements the homeowner's love of modern and colonial design. They bring in bold colors and interesting moldings to create architectural details, while adding more seating and a new light fixture to complete this historically-inspired makeover.
Interior designer Frank Fontana infuses a Chicago condo with Indian-inspired colors, fabrics and patterns that bring a global, exotic feel to the space. The Design on a Dime team creates distinct areas in the room for lounging and reading, while adding sliding shelves and decorative storage ottomans for function and flair.