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Attention all guidos and guidettes: Season 4 of MTV’s mega-popular Jersey Shore will take place in Italy. Italians and Italian-Americans alike are fuming over MTV’s decision to send the party-hardy cast to their supposed Motherland. But we at Design Happens are happy for Snooki and her tanned-and-gelled crew. Maybe, just maybe, after soaking up Italy’s classical architecture, inspiring design and century-old artisan traditions, the kids will aspire to upgrade their Seaside, NJ digs.

Jersey Shore Cast

Do you think there’s hope? I searched high and low for the best in Italian and Tuscan design from HGTV.com’s Designers’ Portfolio for a glimpse of what a Jersey Shore home makeover might look like upon their return to our fair country.

Cast of Jersey Shore Family DinnerJersey Standard: The Dining Room

Jersey Shore Makeover Jamie Durie Outdoor KitchenItalian Update: If you thought the cast’s Sunday “family dinners” were awesome, imagine them taking place in this outdoor kitchen (complete with pizza oven) a la Jamie Durie.

Cast of Jersey Shore Hot TubJersey Standard: The Hot Tub

Jersey Shore Makeover Scott Cohen PoolItalian Update: The hot tub is such a central part of this show, it’s practically a cast member. Scenes could be steamy and serene in this classed up setting by Scott Cohen.

Jersey Shore New Jersey HouseJersey Standard: The Shore Shack

Jersey Shore Makeover Shirley Bovshow EntranceItalian Update: The Italian flag garage is quaint, but this fountain entrance by Shirley Bovshow says “ciao” with style.

Jersey Shore Living RoomJersey Standard: Living Room

Italian Update: Wood paneling and giant sunset posters won’t cut it in Milan or Rome. Designer Chris Barret does classical Italian design right in this glamorous living room we can only hope they would appreciate.

If you can’t get enough of the kids of Jersey Shore, check out this juicehead-approved menu from our sister site Food2.com.

5 Responses

  1. pixelecho69 says:

    ! Jersey shore! I don't think so, they don't have a clue what style is.

    • HGTV_Karli says:

      We'll have to watch season 4 to find out! Maybe they'll meet some high-class models in the club to teach them about the finer things.

      It will be fun to see what they think of Italy and vice versa.

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  3. PpppMmmm says:

    Jersey shore is a joke. I come from NJ and none of my friends act like those idiots! Why don't they make a trashy TV series about their own _______ from Hollywood!

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