Okay. 8PM, Edward. HATED the paint color. HATED the coffee treatment on the sofa. Was ‘meh’ on the fabrics (unusual for me in an Edward room, although I did love the tapestry pillow fabrics right off). Was also ‘meh’ on the calendar pics… thought it was a cop-out. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the room when it came together, especially when it was shown adjacent to (hear that, female HO? ADJACENT TO, not ADJACENT FROM) the dining room. Loved the color, loved the fabrics, liked the sofa (think it still looked a bit off, but there’s really no good way to do that technique), thought the prints fit perfectly. Absolutely stunning, and it really showed off how Edward focuses on the HOs’ packet of information and what they want. Only criticisms in the end: the fringe on the sofa ( ::shudder:: ), and the canvas-covered cabinet. That was a “computer station” and all they had for seating were those little ottoman-type thingys. The cabinet itself was gorgeous though- they can always use it for storage and move the computer elsewhere.
Frank… oh, gods. Did anyone else laugh when he said “I don’t do themes well”? No kidding. What was supposed to be “spa” turned out “beach.” I’m not sure why he bothered with the pick- the walls were already textured, the pattern you saw was achieved by changing the direction of the roller (they said quite clearly- and it’s true- that you had to walk up to the walls to notice the effect of the picking). The seahorses were… silly. And when a HO requests a headboard, I don’t think they’re exactly envisioning shadowboxes. How are you supposed to get handcuffed to one of those things? Uhhh… I mean… umm… never mind. What I mean to say is, I was seriously amused by the amount of concern Frank and others were showing about the installation of the shadowboxes- considering Ty’s track record, they were right to be worried, but it was weird to see them actually admit it. Repeatedly. In the end it was not my cup o’ tea, but I suppose anything would have been better than Beanie Baby Hell, and that HO was waaaaaaayyy beyond happy with the results.
You cannot convince me that Frank is straight. I don’t care how many times he mentions his wife on the show, I don’t care how many times he flirts with Paige or makes inappropriate comments toward the female HOs. No way.
9PM… I had to walk away for about 20 minutes. I can’t stand Rick. Just… can’t. Something about him just rubs me the wrong way, especially when you contrast him with a genuinely nice personality like Edward. I know the HOs didn’t like the chandelier the way it was, but I don’t think painting it fire-engine red was the solution. And, um, hello? I don’t think they’re going to have much of a problem with loads of bugs flying in and dying in the lights… covering it was not necessary (well, except to cover up the monstrosity that it was, and oh, of course, to “follow the theme”). While I normally like breaking rooms in half paint-wise, I didn’t like the lack of a chair-rail or other notable technique- it just didn’t “do” anything for me. So… Rick asked Ty to build a very large bench using one of the more difficult techniques possible, and bitched because it was taking so long? Ummm… yeah. Oh, and Otto… the orange crackle was noticable if you got really, really close up. Really close.
Edward’s kitchen was… nice. Not stand-out-jump-up-and-down, but nice. Not crazy about the chef, or the trivets and plates, but I did like the cabinets (and as someone who has tried to paint cabinets in the past, I’m all for going the easy route) and the whisk-brush paint technique.
If anyone from Banyon is listening, PLEASE FIRE TY. Or at least let him lose a few body parts. Thank you.
To answer some questions from above- Carter is strictly a TS: Family carpenter, so we won’t be seeing him on TS. Amy Winn’s been on TS: Family recently, and she’ll be on the $100,000 episode tonight (YAY!!!). I wish I knew where Gen was… Vern’s been on at least one episode of Family, but I haven’t seen Gen anywhere. Do all the designers have their own businesses? I know Vern is out here in Atlanta (may have to go stalk him or something… hmmmm…)… maybe they ones we’re not seeing are just up to their eyeballs in actual paying customers.
Am alternately looking forward to and dreading tonight.