Ever wish your living room looked like a page out of a design magazine? That you could dress up your dining room with a dash of Tuscan charm? Or transform your bedroom to look like a suite in a hip boutique hotel?
Double Take takes extraordinary high-end designer rooms and recreates them for a fraction of the cost. Its creative design team reveals the principles used in the expensive original, and then shows how to apply those principles to create a stylish, less expensive version.
Through ingenuity, smart shopping and unique hands-on projects, the team recreates custom furniture, floor coverings, lighting, artwork, accessories and more—all on a budget.
With all the stress of planning a wedding and moving in together, Ariana Madrid and Tad Henderson have had no time to think about the bachelor's pad living room. They know what look they want — a $138,000 eclectic media room by designer Gioi Tran — but they can't exactly afford that. It takes some clever do-it-yourself projects, bargain shopping skills and savvy woodworking to re-create this room for only $2,110.