Now that The Bachelorette‘s Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez are in the midst of planning one of the most anticipated weddings of the season, we figured it was about time these lovebirds had a love nest worthy of their romance. We recruited former Bachelorette and current Extreme Makeover: Home Edition designer Jillian Harris to help the happy couple out.
While Ali might believe that, “It’s kind of romantic to eat takeout on the floor,” even she had to admit that “…after two months…you get tired of it.”
And that’s where Jillian came in. But of course, no home makeover would be complete without a few trips to Pottery Barn and The Container Store. They even got help from Justin Klosky of the organizing company the O.C.D. Experience who offered smart ways of keeping the new condo in order.
Each room in their San Diego condo got a radical re-do. The living area became an inviting oasis for friends and family to unwind and relax since, as Roberto says, “Entertaining is really big for us.”
The biggest change though was probably the couple’s bedroom. Jillian took what was essentially just a mattress and television on the floor and turned it into a cozy escape from the outside world. She considered the romance factor as well when choosing the bedding for the newlyweds-to-be.
Soon, Ali and Roberto’s sparse apartment was transformed into an elegant and comfortable romantic retreat.
But how does the couple like their new pad?
“It feels so much better now,” says Ali. “We can focus on loving each other instead of stressing about the apartment.”