Kristan Cunningham's L.A. house

By Debra Prinzing<br />
<a href="http://kristancunningham.com/">Kristan Cunningham</a> soon will have a new prime-time design competition show called "Super Saver Showdown" on Oprah's OWN. But she's not ditching the DIY tool kit that made her a favorite for years on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP000017488" title="HGTV (tv network)" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/media-industry/television-industry/hgtv-%28tv-network%29-ORCRP000017488.topic">HGTV</a>'s "Design on a Dime." She invited us inside her new L.A. house, which is a lesson in how contemporary tastes can live within period architecture -- and how mix-and-match design can look more luxurious than it actually costs.

( Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2014 )

By Debra Prinzing
Kristan Cunningham soon will have a new prime-time design competition show called "Super Saver Showdown" on Oprah's OWN. But she's not ditching the DIY tool kit that made her a favorite for years on HGTV's "Design on a Dime." She invited us inside her new L.A. house, which is a lesson in how contemporary tastes can live within period architecture -- and how mix-and-match design can look more luxurious than it actually costs.

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