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'Island Dreams' returns tonight

Published:Sunday | November 23, 2014 | 11:00 AM

The eighth season of the popular home design series, Island Dreams, returns to CVM-TV this evening at 6:30. The independently produced half-hour television magazine programme explores all the realms of island living with co-hosts Kimberley Mais-Issa and Tamara Scott-Williams.

Hardware and Lumber Limited has returned as title sponsors through its divisions Rapid True Value and AgroGrace, and the new season promises to share even more of what they offer with the public. Appropriate for the holidays, the show will air a series of shopping guides featuring items from the Rapid True Value holiday catalogue. This includes special limited time offerings and new arrivals such as home decor furnishings and accents, lighting and more. Additionally, with Rapid True Value being the island's premier destination for high-quality mixed paints, be prepared for Kimberley and Tamara to share the magic of colour combinations which complement various spaces. Additionally, through the AgroGrace division, the show explores a vision of the possibilities for eye-catching yet functional outdoor decor and home garden appeal.

bedroom decorating gone wrong

This season, the programme will also preview an upcoming feature called Rapid True Value to the Rescue! The public will be invited to submit videos via Rapid True Value's Facebook page, sharing experiences of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) bedroom decorating adventures gone wrong. A select panel of experts will review the submissions, extracts of which will be aired throughout the season before a final much-needed renovation rescue is selected. Jamaican celebrity and interior designer, Cindy Breakspeare, has signed on to tackle the final project. The renovation process and the final reveal will be filmed for broadcast in January 2015 to launch season nine.

"We are very pleased to have Cindy Breakspeare on board," said Donna Doran, CEO of Hardware and Lumber Limited. "She is a respected designer with a proven creative flare that is synonymous with the Rapid True Value brand." Already her involvement is creating a buzz among customers, as they eagerly anticipate the opportunity to get expert home decor advice from Breakspeare.

Rapid True Value general manager, Marsha Evans, says, "Very often we see finished DIY projects in magazines that are picture-perfect. Just as often, many DIY projects turn out to be anything but. This is just another avenue for Rapid True Value to share tips and best practices with the public for better outcomes. Cindy is an excellent resource to bring that to life!"

The series airs Sundays at 6:30 p.m., on CVM Television with a repeat on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. The programme streams live on cvmtv.com, and features from the series can also be viewed online at Island Dreams on Vimeo.