Celebrity IOU Ep. 2 With Melissa McCarthy: Accessible Aesthetics
April 28, 2020
by The Finished Space

Don’t we all wish we had celeb BFFs, like Brad Pitt or Melissa McCarthy? The Property Brothers’, Celebrity IOU on HGTV, gives us a peek into the personal relationships of Hollywood’s finest, as these A-list actors show their love for their friends and family with much-deserved surprise home renovations.

The second episode of Celebrity IOU followed Melissa McCarthy as she organized the renovation of her aunt and uncle’s home for their 35th Anniversary. Both retired police officers, McCarthy’s uncle suffered an injury while on the job that left him partially paralyzed and sparked Melissa to update their home to be more accessible.

Follow us as we explore this newly renovated space and give you the insider tips to treat yourself to your own DIY makeover!

The Living Room

Redesigned living room for Melissa McCarthy's aunt and uncle, on Celebrity IOU
Photo by: DANNY ILIC
Closeup in redesigned living room for Melissa McCarthy's aunt and uncle, on Celebrity IOU
Photo by: DANNY ILIC

As the first room guests will see and the general hub for social activity, this living room certainly lives up to its namesake. The area rug gives definition to the space as a separate room and the natural decor, such as brown furniture, gold accents, and abundant plant-life, contribute to a lively atmosphere. The ornate lines in the French Curves casing and Option {M} Bohemian baseboard outline the room and add a sense of luxuriousness to the home.

The Kitchen & Dining Room

Redesigned kitchen for Melissa McCarthy's aunt and uncle, on Celebrity IOU
Photo by: DANNY ILIC

Home is where the heart is, and the way to the heart is through the stomach! The living room above leads into this beautiful kitchen and dining area. The combo room has a modern yet earthy feel with its use of dark browns and green with white. The coffered ceiling matches the geometric pattern on the cabinets.

The Downstairs Den

Redesigned office den for Melissa McCarthy's aunt and uncle, on Celebrity IOU
Photo by: DANNY ILIC

This cozy nook provides ample space for getting down to business, while the large window and natural wood desk keeps you from feeling too far from nature. The linear design of the baseboard and window casing add modern geometric style. The height of the trim, paired with the tall arc of the wheelchair-accessible desk, add height to the space and keep this corner from feeling cramped.

Want more? Head over to HGTV Canada or HGTV to watch the full season or seek inspiration from HGTV Canada’s gallery!

If you enjoyed this recap, then check out the other episodes, all on The Finished Space!

If you enjoyed this recap, then check out the other episodes, all on The Finished Space!