Two new episodes. Episode one was the first time I’d seen the new designer. From some of the smack being talked about her in re her TS Family work I thought she’d be a horror but I wasn’t displeased by her design. Thank god she ran out of time to frame that puzzle, though, because that would have been awful. Interesting to see Paige sit down with the designer and make her return things to go under budget. How the hell does Frank get away with being over? Doug’s room…usually I like purple but all those squares and patterns of it were just too much for me.
Episode two, everyone’s designers they love to hate, Hildi and Kia. Shock of shocks, I really liked Kia’s room. Nice color, good use of the darker blue to break it up (except for the incorrectly sized square behind the mirrors, should have been fixed, it wouldn’t have taken that long if they had the paint). The metal sculpture men were neat, but I’m not sure about the rebar headboard. It looked uneven, for one thing, like there was a vertical missing. Hildi’s room…Hildi, Hildi, Hildi. You can call it coral sand or salmon mousse or labia surprise for all I care, but it’s pink as pink thre ever was. That pink and purple striped fabric for the drapes was godawful. I liked the furniture and the slipcovers, and the bar from the old stereo was a cool idea. The “artwork” was a joke and the copper balls on the wall were ridiculous. And Hildi knew they were ridiculous, even while she was making them. “They’ll say, ‘what was she thinking’?” indeed. The lamps were interesting; were the shades mounted to the wall or hanging from the ceiling or what? Still, the pinkophobic HO was OK with the color so who am I to judge?