Rae and Maceo Campbell's kitchen has too much wood paneling and enclosed spaces. They'd like a more open and inviting place to cook and hang out with family. Host Karen McAloon takes a hint from these wine aficionado's art pieces and settles on a wine-themed kitchen complete with rustic touches. Deep wood stain treatments for the cabinets, champagne corks for knobs and a new tabletop made from cedar wood combine to form a charming room reminiscent of the wine country.
Homeowners Renee and Fred Karpik have a huge bedroom that's too big for their moderate furniture and pale walls. Host Karen McAloon spices up this washed-out room by using rich colors, while using an innovative paint technique to create new art for the walls. Furniture and other finds from around the house, garage and even yard help fill in the space to create a classic look for this master suite.
Roark Van Dien and Kathleen Craven have always been complimented on their style, but their bedroom leaves much to be desired. Using some old shutters, a writing desk and an old work bench found in the garage, host Karen McAloon and the Design Remix team give the bedroom an Old World European feel.
A plain guestroom described by its homeowner as a "sterile, Amish hotel room" is transformed into a whimsical, fun and gender-neutral nursery for a baby on the way. An old dresser provides the starting point for a new changing table, an entertainment center is converted into shelving and fresh colors painted in fun patterns give the newly transformed furniture a deserved setting.
Homeowners Doug and Jennifer Macintosh just don't know what to do with their awkward, L-shaped bedroom. Although they always intended to make part of it an office, somehow the whole space has become more of a place to store their child's toys than a comfortable place to sleep or work. Taking in the sloped shape of the ceiling and the couple's affinity for earthy tones, along with a slew of unused pieces from the garage, host Karen McAloon and the Design Remix team change the room into a mid-century, elegant, mountain hideaway.
Homeowner Deirdre Didion's living room and dining room combine to make one bland, overcrowded room. Taking a cue from her personal style, host Karen McAloon creates two distinct rooms that move away from traditional and more towards a lively and artistic look. A vibrant color scheme, large art on the wall and use of some salvaged pieces all come together to create a New York artist loft feel for the living room.
Host Karen McAloon and her Design Remix team tackle a living room full of miscellaneous accessories, but not a lot of storage or style. An old futon is reinvented as a dining room table, cigar boxes become an artful wall piece and a stained coffee table gets a new look with colorful tiles. It's all tied together with a lime wash paint treatment on the walls to bring in the warm, relaxed feel of the Mediterranean.
Freddy and Tina Carter have a huge kitchen with hardly any storage and no place to entertain guests. Designer Karen McAloon comes up with some simple ideas to use what they have to create a homey, country kitchen for these busy homeowners, including a homemade rug, a flip-up countertop and a rustic kitchen table with matching benches.
Homeowner Dulce MacLeod's friends from New York City are on their way for a visit, and her guest room looks more like a wreck room. Family clutter covers the floor, and there is no place for friends to feel at home—or to sleep! Host Karen McAloon transforms the messy, uninhabitable space into a stylish hotel-inspired suite. Removing the clutter and using a cool color palette with rich accents creates a clean, welcoming guest room that Dulce can be proud to use.
There's a lot of open, awkward space in this horse-stable-turned-living room! Homeowners Natalie and Michael Wheeler have lived in their house for eight years, but they haven't been able to figure out a way to make their living room feel comfortable. By creating a focal point in the center, painting a copper treatment onto the fireplace and bringing in some classic touches, host Karen McAloon and the Design Remix team work together to create an elegant and classy space.
Homeowner Sean Tinney and his fiancée recently separated and even though she's gone, her ugly furniture remains! He's embarrassed by his mismatched living room and needs help from the Design Remix team to get out with the old, in with the new. Host Karen McAloon designs a clean, modern room that serves as a masculine space to relax. Using old crates, frames and a ladder, they transform the living room to show that being dumped doesn't mean you have to live in one!
Homeowners Carol and Brian Dettor are bored of their beige living room, but they can't afford to redecorate. Host Karen McAloon uses $50 and a can of paint to turn their dull room into a breezy, comfortable living space. Using soft, muted colors and beach-inspired elements, McAloon and the design team create a new color palette that turns the space into a casual, welcoming room.
Homeowners Patrick Chung and Alice Tam have been dating for six years, but now that Alice has moved in she feels she is fighting a losing battle — adding her decorating influence to the bedroom! They need to combine their two styles into a room they both can enjoy. Host Karen McAloon and the Design Remix team mix masculine and feminine influences to create a balanced living space and a new beginning for this happy couple.
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