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Kristan Cunningham, serial mover

September 29, 2011 | 10:44 am

Kristan Cunningham's house Such is the life of a TV designer: When we initially interviewed and photographed former "Design on a Dime" star Kristan Cunningham and Scott Jarrell at the end of July, the couple -- fresh from a move from Venice -- had finished decorating a 1925 Los Feliz house and were expecting Cunningham's new show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network to premiere in September.

Fast-forward two months: Surprise! Cunningham and Jarrell already have up and moved once again.

Cunningham confirmed this week that the couple just moved to a downtown Los Angeles live-work loft because of a snag in their lease. "We were very proud of the way our Los Feliz home turned out," she said. "But when our lease renewal was coming up, we started having discussions with our landlord about our need to have an option to film inside the house. She really didn't want that."

So now, the loft downtown.

Despite the hassle of moving furniture, art and collections once again, the serial decorators see the potential of another blank slate. "It's 3,200-square-feet of raw, unadulterated space," Cunningham said.

The OWN show, meanwhile, remains a work in progress too, with no premiere date announced yet.


Photos: The house that isn't Kristan Cunningham's anymore

Photos: The other house that isn't Kristan Cunningham's anymore

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