Who hasn’t flipped through a décor magazine and ripped out a page and said “I want my house to look like that!” Style Dept. will show you how to do just that. Follow Suzanne Dimma, Home Décor Editor for one of Canada’s leading design magazines, as she creates beautiful room makeovers using the hottest decorating trends, furniture, fabrics and colour.
1 – Home Office/ Guest Bedroom
In this episode Suzanne takes on the challenge of transforming a space for the magazine’s Makeover Issue. She takes a mismatched attic space and turns it into a comfortable retreat for overnight guests and a quiet place to work from home.
2 – Den/ Technology Issue
There is rarely a happy marriage between technological advancements in home electronics and stylish home décor. In this issue a lifeless living room is made into a stylish entertainment space showing that there can be a beautiful union between style and tech!
3 – Living Room/ Holiday Issue
Suzanne shows that holiday styling can give your space a fresh new look when she takes a dated 80’s style living room and gives it a traditional holiday twist with an infusion of colour.
4 – Kitchen/ Planning Issue
The kitchen really is the heart of the home. It’s where families gather to make their meals and talk about their day, and a well-planned kitchen really can bring your family closer together. In this episode a cramped and tired kitchen is transformed into a spacious and colourful haven.
5 – Dining Room/ Spring Trends
Every season has new trends that pop up in décor looks. Adapting these trends can be challenging. What trends should you pick and what ones should you just leave behind? Suzanne shows us how to take the latest hot décor trends and create a space that reflects what’s hot and still respects décor classics.
6 – Living Room/ Solution
Whether big or small, most people have construction projects that they would like to tackle in their homes. Finding just the right simple and cost effective solutions to these projects can be a real challenge. In this issue Suzanne takes a stalled renovated living room space and finds simple design solutions to make it over into a beautiful serene living room that the whole family will enjoy using.
7 – Bedroom/ Special Issue
Your bedroom should be your haven, a place you can retreat to and escape the world. For this issue Suzanne takes a non-descript bedroom and gives it a light and breezy island inspired look. This makeover will make you feel like you are on holiday every time you walk through the door.
8 – Living Room/ Summer Issue
Open concept loft living can make for some challenging decorating. Deciding how to blend the décor yet define the individual zones such as a front hall or living room can get very tricky. For the Summer Issue of the magazine a dark, cluttered loft space is refreshed with a beautiful fresh palette and great furniture pieces that make it a space that anyone would love to retreat to.
9 – Balcony/ Outdoor Living Space
In this episode Suzzane instantly adds 250 feet of living space to a compact condo by taking its plain Jane balcony and turning it into a Palm Springs inspired Lounge.
10 – Bedroom/ Fall Trends
For the Fall Trends Issue a dated and worn bedroom is turned into an exotic oasis with autumn’s hottest décor trends.
11 – Bedroom/ Green Issue
Rented apartments often have little detail and are made with standard items. They are also often very challenging to decorate since changes need to be non-permanent. In this episode a rented apartment bedroom is transformed by using eco-friendly materials into a charming and pretty Chintz Bedroom.
12 – Kids Playroom/ Family Issue
The kids’ playroom is usually the last room in the house to get that designer touch. For the family issue Suzanne takes an overrun and uninspired basement playroom and turns it into an indoor playground that’s tons of fun for the kids and a snap to clean up for mom and dad.
13 – Library/ Winter Issue
The library is a quintessential winter room. For the magazine’s winter issue, a neglected spare room is turned into a chic and cozy library that is the perfect place to curl up with a book on those cold winter nights.