Homeowners Darby and Pieter Schouten need a guest room as well as a quiet retreat space from their two-year old, Lily. Designer Karen McAloon helps them transform their 100-year-old attic space into a stylish guest room hideaway for under $40 by remixing items they already have with some found treasures left behind by the previous owner.
Michelle and Larry Ferraz have inherited her family's house and many large projects and pieces within it. When designer Karen McAloon learns their favorite things are dinner parties and theater performances, she creates a glamorous art deco dining room for them to entertain and showcase their collection of playbills!
Like many homeowners, Anousheh Mortazavi, is fearful of change and making design decisions. Designer Karen McAloon turns Mortazavi's crowded living room into the salon she's always wanted using fabrics, curtains and other great items found in her home.
Designer Karen McAloon works with homeowners Georgia Lampros and Christos Volikakis to declutter their entertainment room full of mismatched styles and uses pieces from Volikakis' collection of movie memorabilia for a gorgeous screening room. Now they can entertain guests and enjoy a fun space that reflects their style.
Homeowners Scott and Beth Kenison's young boys have taken over their cluttered, outdated living room. Designer Karen McAloon helps them transform the space into a cozy country living room everyone can enjoy using just a fresh coat of paint and things they already have. The entire project is completed for under $40!
Designer Karen McAloon works with homeowners Tina O'Shea and Eddie Cantrell to turn their cluttered garage into a fun Mexican cantina to dine, entertain or spend time with Cantrell's sister and her family who live in their shared duplex. McAloon pulls together an amazing Mexican theme with items she found in their storage areas, including many souvenirs from their wedding and many trips to Mexico.
David and Chalyn Newman's living room is cluttered with excess furniture. Designer Karen McAloon discovers great family artwork and many interesting items from when the couple lived and traveled overseas. She'll work with things they already have to create a great living room that reflects their history of travel and collecting art. McAloon also finds a solution to babyproof the fireplace for their two-year-old daughter, Ariel.
Designer Karen McAloon works with homeowners Niki and Greg Laddish to turn their cluttered office/spare room into a nursery for their unborn daughter. They want a room that can double as an office space and is feminine but not too frilly.
Mary Grace and David Basco's family just expanded. Now that they have infant twins, their condo has become crowded and cluttered. Designer Karen McAloon works with the homeowners to turn their entire first floor (minus the kitchen) into a relaxing, serene area and the whole makeover is accomplished for under $50!
Chad Taylor's spare bedroom has accumulated an assortment of furniture, gym equipment, books and miscellaneous things. He wants to create an inviting work studio space where he and his girlfriend, Maureen, can comfortably work and create art. Designer Karen McAloon, painter Danielle Hirsch and contractor Ian Read help Taylor turn a messy spare room into a classy, inspiring art studio that can also double as a guest room.
Dustin and Jan Valente like to have friends over but don't have a fun space to relax. Their garage has become the place to hang out, but it's cold, ugly and...a garage! Designer Karen McAloon, painter Danielle Hirsch and contractor Ian Read help this young couple remix things they already have in their storage area along with fresh paint to create a room that brings their native Hawaiian "aloha" spirit to their home on the mainland. The entire makeover is completed in two days with less than $50!
Sonija Hauger and her two young children recently moved in with her sister, Zaneta Feleo, while her husband is stationed in Iraq. Although their bedroom is great in size, it's full of clutter and doesn't allow enough privacy for the sisters and the baby. Designer Karen McAloon, painter Danielle Hirsch and carpenter Ian Read help the sisters transform their close quarters, providing them with plenty of privacy in their fun, feminine and spacious bedroom suite.
Homeowner Susan Rizer wants to remodel her cluttered, boring family room into a cozy den. Designer Karen McAloon, painter Danielle Hirsch and contractor Ian Read help Rizer transform the dull space into a rustic warm space to relax and entertain.