Deidre Strohm and Kathrin Wanner bought their 1940s home a year ago after falling in love with the mountain and city views. They started making the house their own, but the galley-style kitchen is more than they can handle so they've decided to call in the experts.
Seattle, Washington has more than its share of fabulous views: city skylines, historic waterfronts and even snow-capped mountains. For Chris and Sharon Lockwood, the view of choice is Lake Washington, but their master bathroom isn't so pretty and they want help.
Three years ago, Eileen and Michael Schneidman settled with their kids into a 35-year-old Dutch Colonial home in a wooded Connecticut suburb. Over the years, the couple has made several exterior improvements in an effort to update their home and now they are ready to tackle the inside. Since the kitchen area, which consists of the laundry, mudroom and adjoining powder room, is the most commonly-used space, they want to begin there. This outdated area is more than they feel comfortable tackling alone so the Schneidmans are hoping design professionals can help them update and unify this space so that is becomes more useful and family friendly.
Almost four years ago, retirees Cary and Constance Wyatt moved to their French style, 6,400-square-foot home in Pebble Beach. The couple was attracted to this resort area for its world class golf courses and equestrian facilities, which have become increasingly more important to their lifestyle in retirement. The couple loves their home but is at a loss when it comes to their octagonal office that is located right off the front hall and is visible from the living room. Their hope is to find a designer who can erase the clutter and create a cozy library feel for Cary, who is the main user of the room, all for a budget of $20,000.
Anne and Owen Miller have $10,000 to remodel their daughter Courtneys tiny clutter-filled bedroom. Courtney would like a room that is a slightly more mature space but still apropos for her youthful age. How will the designers propose to house a ton of teenage treasures in such a small space?
When Heidi DeBritton's husband passed away, she was unsure whether to stay in their home of the previous 20 years or move on. She ultimately decided to stay and remodel her living room and kitchen area. She wants to keep the basic layout, but update the walls, fireplace, and cabinets, bring in more modern furniture that maximizes the space, and increase flow and functionality. It's up to one of our three designers to meet her needs.
John and Elizabeth Weems moved into their 1940s two-story home almost a year ago. Since moving in, Elizabeth has been decorating from room to room with her adoration of the eclectic style. The couple has been very happy and decisive with the changes they've incorporated into their new home. But now they have run into the biggest task of re-making their master bathroom. Both John and Elizabeth would like to see a major transformation, updating the room from its 1980s feel to a bathroom that reflects their love of the eclectic.
Mark and Marlene Widawer have lived in their ranch-style home for 10 years and have wanted to remodel it since day one. They would like to completely redo their kitchen and entryway by bringing in new floors, cabinets and appliances to increase their storage and organization. With a budget of $50,000, this will be a challenge for three Los Angeles-area designers.
In 1979, Dani and Algis Ratkelis built their family dream home along the coastline of Southern California. Twenty-five years later, the kids are grown and gone and the couple have decided that what looked great in the '70s does not look as great now. Their kitchen/family space is updated using $65,000 to make it a more contemporary and useful room for their current lifestyle.
Planning to raise a family, Blake and Leslie Davidson moved into their two-story, four-bedroom home in Charlotte, N.C. The couple now has two children, 3-year-old Skylar and 1-year-old Bradey. The home has been evolving with the family over the years and both Leslie and Blake think that now is the time to work on their master bedroom so they've challenged three interior designers with the task.
T Smith and Jane Witucki have lived together for three years and have yet to find a happy compromise that combines his modern tastes with her more traditional style. With a budget of $50,000, they want to update their living and dining room's lighting and fireplace, get rid of clutter and add storage, add window treatments and an area for entertaining plus blend their flooring better with that of their recently remodeled kitchen.
Since moving into her early 1900s New Orleans home last year, lawyer Kelly Longwell has settled in, but she has far from finished making the place her "home." She needs help with the entryway and adjoining parlor and is willing to spend $25,000 for one of three Louisiana designers to redecorate the space in a way that's both comfortable for modern-day entertaining and reflective of the history of the home.
Emmy night. Hollywoods premier night to honor the stars of the small screen. And what better way to do that than with a party? Skybar, at the Mondrian Hotel on the famous Sunset Strip, with its casual yet elegant outdoor atmosphere and minimalist decor designed by world-renowned designer Philippe Stark, provides the perfect venue to host the star-studded event. This year, however, this trendy hot spot will be transformed for one night only in an effort to make the evening more spectacular than ever. With a budget of $50,000 for labor and materials, Entertainment Tonights Executive Producer, Linda Bell Blue, hopes one of our design professionals can take an already famous space and make it unforgettable.
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