Kristan Cunningham's L.A. house
DIY design guru Kristan Cunningham and her partner, Scott Jarrell, bring their bargain-hunter style to a whimsical 1925 home in Los Angeles. The story: Young couple meets old house — and there's a happy ending.
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Kristan Cunningham's L.A. house( Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times )
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.