“Renovation Inspiration” Video Series from Lamps Plus Features Interior Designer Lori Dennis and Contractor Roy Yerushalmi Turning a “Nightmare” Home into a “Dream” Coastal Rental Complex

Six-Episode Unscripted Series Featuring Wife and Husband Design Duo Now Available on YouTube

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#MyLampsPlus–“Renovation Inspiration,” a residential remodeling video series produced by Lamps Plus, has released its entire second season highlighting a major residential design project from interior designer Lori Dennis and contractor Roy Yerushalmi. The six-episode season, now available on the Lamps Plus YouTube channel, follows the wife and husband design duo‘s renovation of an “ugly” two-story “nightmare” home in the ocean-adjacent Marina del Rey neighborhood of Los Angeles to a three-unit coastal-modern style “dream” rental complex.

In the unscripted series, viewers are introduced to a 3,600 square-foot, five bedroom olive green house. Each “Renovation Inspiration” episode follows the progress of turning the two-story $1.4 million house into three separate rental units (two Airbnb vacation rentals and an apartment) on a tight budget and a three-month timetable. Episodes feature remodeling projects in each of the three spaces, including the installation of new lighting and décor, and the refurbishing of kitchen and bathroom spaces. Meanwhile, throughout each episode, Lori and Roy interact with each other and offer on-the-spot remodeling tips to viewers. The final episode showcases a walkthrough of the entire property.

Lori Dennis relied on her background appearing on the HGTV series “The Real Designing Women,” which chronicled the lives of prolific interior designers, as the video shoot mirrored her TV experience. She said the renovation project timetable had to keep on track knowing the series would be filmed around the project.

The banter between Lori and Roy is not just entertaining — it’s insightful, offering a glimpse into their daily professional lives, according to Lori.

“In the episodes, you can get a unique sneak peek into what our lives are like on a daily basis as we manage the design process for a major renovation,” Lori Dennis said. “My advice for a project like this is to be prepared for surprises and go with the flow. With a major remodeling project, there are always surprises, whether financial or with the timeline. Understand it’s just part of the process and keep moving forward. That’s what we did and our project turned out well.”

Lamps Plus produces new videos monthly to inform customers about how to improve their spaces using lighting and home furnishings. The company’s brand ambassador program, including Lori Dennis among five premier interior designers and influencers, is featured in several videos.

“‘We leveraged the popularity of design shows to create our own show following Lori’s and Roy’s interesting and challenging project. Our goal was to capture all the fun, difficulties, excitement and decision making that goes into a major residential renovation project,” said Angela Hsu, Senior Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce for Lamps Plus. “With her interior design expertise and TV experience, Lori Dennis was a natural on camera. Viewers can easily watch all six episodes on YouTube and gain insights from Lori that will give them plenty of ideas and inspiration for their own renovation projects.”

Ultimately, the couple developed a building complex with two highly rated Airbnb rental units and a fully rented apartment unit.

“We transformed an enormous ugly green building into an inviting coastal mint green oasis,” Lori said. “The black exterior lights we installed on the facade remind me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Every time I see the building now, I can’t stop smiling.”

Based in Los Angeles, Lori Dennis leads a top interior design firm, Lori Dennis Inc., and is a speaker and best-selling author. Roy Yerushalmi leads SoCal Contractor, a top luxury home builder in Southern California.

While both informational and entertaining, the series also highlights various Lamps Plus products used in the project. Dozens of Lamps Plus designs, including lighting, ceiling fans, furniture and décor, were installed throughout the project.

The episodes’ topics and durations:

About “Renovation Inspiration”

“Renovation Inspiration” is a remodeling video series created, filmed, edited and produced by Lamps Plus. The second season was shot on location in Marina del Rey, Calif. Episodes are available for free on the Lamps Plus YouTube channel. The Marina del Rey season is the second season for “Renovation Inspiration” following a Bel Air client project, also from Lori Dennis.

Second Season, “Marina del Rey House”

  • Trailer: A brief video trailer is on YouTube here or available for downloading here.
  • Episodes: All six free episodes are available on LampsPlus.com here or on YouTube here.
  • Photos: Find photos of the Marina del Rey series on Dropbox here.

About Lamps Plus

Family-owned and operated, for over 40 years Lamps Plus has been a leader in the retail lighting industry. Established in 1976 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer, operating a thriving e-commerce business, along with three dozen stores in the western United States. Lamps Plus carries a full range of lighting and home furnishings, including exclusive patented designs and artisan-made customizable shades and lamps that offer comfort and value to help customers love their everyday spaces. To assist consumers, the company’s American Lighting Association-trained staff provides expert advice.

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Eric Wein

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