I spent the entire two hours wishing I had more alcohol. Yikes. Just… just… just… wow.
Okay. Good stuff. Try to say some good stuff. Umm. I liked the turnout of Laurie’s room, though I was a bit scared of the color at first. The mirror came out really nice, as did the artwork, and the storage/shelves actually looked okay. Mad props to Laurie for being one of the few designers who listens to what the HOs want- she gave them a comfy rug for the baby to crawl on and storage. Yay. Plus (though it was more work, and she did grumble) she refused to go wall-to-wall on the carpet because she didn’t want to cover up their floor vents. Bet Hildi wouldn’t have been so kind.
I liked the table in the first Rick room, would’ve liked it more without the gold leaf. I liked the idea of the window seating, but the fabric needed to go. And I liked the separator screens in the second Rick room. The tent wasn’t as heinous as I’d thought it would be, and actually when you tied it open for TV viewing it looked kind of neat. (oh, and Otto, he actually slipped in “Out of Africa” before the Redford/Streep comment- just
did it in that lockjaw Hepburn manner so you probably just missed it.) I agree that it’s nice to see a designer come in prepared… it’s also nice to see a designer who knows how to work some of the tools. I doubt Rick could have gotten that [sub]abortion of a[/sub] dining room done if he was depending on Ty to build the table cover AND the seating AND the little round
All right. I’ve held back long enough.
WTF was that??? Maybe… MAYBE if they hadn’t overloaded with the orange fabric it would have been tolerable. But I doubt it. I would hate to have seen what it would have looked like if they’d done the glaze treatment he’d originally wanted. Mr. Kitty wandered in just before the reveal… I told him to get out because I wanted to spare him the horror that was about to come on
the screen (little did I suspect what the next hour would hold).
If Doug had done that to my bed (a wedding present from the woman’s father- yikes), I would have killed him on sight. Never mind the rest of that abomination. The toilet bench was tacky as hell when he had over $250 to spend on furniture. I kept thinking he was going for a really long-winded joke and was going to produce something nice at the end. Guess not. Who the hell wants to sleep in a room like that?
Could someone please explain the mural to me? I honestly couldn’t make it out… I think my TV was too dark.
To the designers: Please, for the love of all that’s holy, STOP with the bench seating. Hildi’s FAMOUS for this- goes on and on about how people can “lounge” while conversing. Bull. It means that people go home with a severe backache.
To the first female HO: if you don’t want it touched, PUT IT IN THE CONTRACT OR LOCK IT UP. The most recent TS: Family had a room where they went on and on about having to work around the thermostat. Guess what? The designer (Frank, who wound up designing around it) honored that agreement. I have
absolutely no sympathy for you or your precious wedding candlesticks (and no, that paint ain’t coming off).
Ivy- the male HO painted the rest of the room during homework (Paige mentioned it at some point). Apparently he was thinking along the same lines as you.
Tea- I have to disagree with you on one thing… the shelving unit that Rick put up for the kids’ toys was a metal one you mostly see in garages. Not known for being kid-friendly because they tend to have lots of burrs and sharp corners, and they rust really, really quickly, even indoors. I’m thinking Rick may be the male Hildi.
Ugh. Not impressed with Rick. Think Doug has either gone insane or is trying to get fired.