Before and After: An Absolutely Astounding Sitting Room

[caption id="attachment_55587" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Before Before[/caption] Making an overlooked Queen Anne-style Victorian feel anything but dusty and dated is a task for the ages, but designer Lukas Machnik rose to the challenge on Sunday night's episode of Nate Berkus's home renovation series American Dream BuildersWe were particularly blown away by the Chicago-based creative's redesign of the parlor of the Victorian home, which was dim, cluttered with toys, and disoriented. Not only is the transformation dramatic, but it's also inspiring and aspirational -- and that makes great television. [caption id="attachment_55585" align="aligncenter" width="650"]View More: After[/caption] We love the combination of the soft, earthy gray and the silk mustard drapes, and while the room has a bit of formality, a mixture of textiles and a natural fiber rug give it a cozy feeling. Also: talk about statement-making lighting! How dreamy. [caption id="attachment_55588" align="aligncenter" width="650"]View More: Before[/caption] [caption id="attachment_55584" align="aligncenter" width="650"]View More: After[/caption] [caption id="attachment_55586" align="aligncenter" width="650"]View More: After[/caption]

The final two contestants are battling out this Sunday! Tune into American Dream Builders on Sunday at 8/7C for the big reveal.