As a huge fan of the well-known interior design firm, Studio McGee, I was excited to watch another season of Dream Home Makeover. The Netflix show gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of Studio McGee owners Syd and Shea McGee as they makeover people’s homes. I shared some of my favorite moments from season one, and now I’ll be sharing some of my favorites from Dream Home Makeover Season 2.
Dreamy Bath Hideaway
In episode 3, a couple with six kids enlisted the help of the Studio McGee team to turn their bathroom into a relaxing refuge. Before the transformation, the floor was covered in carpet and the couple couldn’t turn on the tub’s faucet without using a tool. The team made the bathroom more modern by switching out the carpet with stunning herringbone tile. They replaced the grotto with a freestanding tub and added a steam shower. They topped the look off with a patterned rug which adds a splash of character.
Historic Kitchen Makeover
In episode 4, the Studio McGee team was challenged to transform a kitchen in a 1908 historic home while preserving some of its charm. It was incredibly outdated with its old cabinetry, wallpaper, and lackluster linoleum floors. The upgrade they made to the floors is my favorite part of the makeover. How stunning are the marble and limestone checkerboard floors?
There are so many details that make this kitchen truly unique from the hunter green color of the kitchen island to the tiled hood over the stove. Shea felt the tiled hood was a risk, but the homeowners ended up loving it, and I don’t blame them. I love how the team kept the wooden window frames and shelves. It was a great way to keep some of the original charm of the kitchen while adding warmth.
Bohemian Modern Cabin
In episode five, Shea is tasked with helping a family transform their mountainside cabin into a cozy retreat. They wanted to blend its beautiful natural surroundings into the home. This home was a challenge for Shea and her team since the couple that owned the home had two contrasting design styles — bohemian and modern.
Despite the challenge, the Studio McGee team nailed it! I love how they painted all the interiors white making the cabin look bright and spacious. Shea chose modern furniture while adding in the bohemian flair through accents, textiles, and rugs.
I thought the most impressive transformation in this home was the fireplace. The team repainted it, and it’s amazing how much of a difference it made. In addition, the team lightened up the stone around it. Now, the fireplace makes such a beautiful and unique focal point in the living room.
A Coastal Retreat
Episode 6 was a sweet and heartwarming one. The client wanted to surprise her husband by transforming their bedroom into an oasis that would make them feel like they were in Hawaii. This was a challenge for Shea since she wasn’t used to creating themed rooms. She wanted to make sure she gave the bedroom a signature Studio McGee look without it being too kitschy. She was able to manage by incorporating a beautiful Coastal look.
I love the paneling the McGee team added to the walls. It really gives the room dimension. I think it’s brilliant how they transformed the tray ceiling. They got rid of the crown moldings and added gorgeous oak beams. The coconut shell light fixture they chose was a perfect statement piece to tie the whole coastal look together. All I can say is wow.
I hope you enjoyed exploring my favorite moments from Dream Home Makeover Season 2. I always love watching how other designers come up with creative solutions for design challenges. It’s so inspiring and helps me to come up with fresh ideas. What were some of your favorite moments from Season 2?