Waaaay back in the dawn of time when HGTV was new, there was a designer who I really liked. I think she had a show in Canada about decor painting before she came to HGTV and she and Candace Olsen were my very favorite designers. At the time she was a big interior design star.
She had more than one show, I think, but the one I remember best was she would sneak into a well-deserving homeowners home while family accomplices kept that person in the dark and usually far away. It was like While You Were Out but on a much bigger, grander scale. The homeowner was gone for at least a weekend and sometimes longer. She had her own trucks with her logo on them. She was blond, nice but a bit pushy in that designer way. I can see her face but I cannot, for the life of me, remember her name.
While I’m here asking designer TV questions, does anyone remember a show where a psychologist and an interior designer got together to help families with troubled children or special needs kids? It wasn’t on for that long, so I may be the only one who remembers it.