Home Decorators Collection Helps 'DIY To The Rescue' Transform Detroit Tigers Training Camp

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The Detroit Tigers Training Camp in Lakeland, FL received a terrific makeover from the crew of the DIY Network series "DIY To The Rescue." A large amount of the home furnishings and home decor accessories were supplied by catalog and Internet retailer Home Decorators Collection®.

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The changes are fantastic. The whole feel of the Rec Center and dorms is so much better. The guys love it.

The Detroit Tigers had an excellent baseball season in 2006 that led them all the way to the 2006 World Series. During the off-season, the Tigers Spring Training facility enjoyed a significant renovation when the DIY Network television series "DIY To The Rescue" showed up to give it a makeover. In the first of two episodes with the Tigers, hosts Karl Champley, Amy Devers and the DIY Crew knock one out of the park when they transform the on-site Recreational Room from Minor enjoyment to Major League fun. Many of the furnishings in this episode were provided by home décor retailer Home Decorators Collection®.

"DIY To The Rescue" wanted to give the stark room a library feel, so they chose items with warm, rich tones, such as a Large Multi-Use Table in dark cherry, Oxford Six-Shelf Bookcases in merlot, and opulent burgundy Leather Sofa Sets. No other furniture covering can match leather for its sleek, sophisticated look and exceptional durability. With its classic, clean lines and soft, supple leather, the Geneva Three-Piece Seating Set displays a sense of refinement, yet it's also perfect for rugged use from the Tigers because leather is easy to clean and specially treated to resist splitting and staining.

Cheryl Evans, the Detroit Tigers Director of Minor League & Scouting Administration, said, "The changes are fantastic. The whole feel of the Rec Center and dorms is so much better. The guys love it."

The decorating team chose several pieces from the popular Soho Collection, which features contemporary furniture designs in velvety microfiber upholstery. The Soho Theater Chairs that appear on the show are specially designed for comfort while viewing a movie at home. Each is carefully handcrafted and features sturdy, solid wood frames and foam padding for comfort and support. These reclining chairs also include convenient cup holders. The two-arm model can be used alone or combined with one-arm theater chairs to simulate actual cinema seating. While Home Decorators Collection carries this line in several striking colors, "DIY To The Rescue" chose Moroccan Brown for this project.

Items that reflect the Tigers' team colors, such as the Ventura Stools in blue, orange and gold, the Royal Area Rug in blue, and Crete Area Rug in terra Cotta, complete the décor makeover. This episode of "DIY To The Rescue" premiered on Sunday, April 8, at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central on the DIY Network. It rebroadcasts regularly on DIY and HGTV.

With over 75,000 items for sale, Home Decorators Collection is one of the nation's largest direct sellers of merchandise for the home. In addition to its catalog and website, retail stores are located in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For further information, visit HomeDecorators.com or call 1-800-245-2217 for a free catalog.

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