8p: Well, Hildy scared me when she started smearing chocolate pudding on the wall. My kids immediately thought the children would lick the walls, I was concerned about bugs.
Still, it was not the Hildeous room I’ve seen in the past. The walls were too dark for me, but the glass fountain was nice, although I would have liked it in a more prominent position and with more water coming down. I loved the coffee table/cushy seat. She had to get in her obligatory dig about the non-neccesity of children. The HO said something about the sharp corners on the built-up arm on the sofa, and dear Hildy made her normal snippy remark about kids.
Genevieve does nice kitchens. I wasn’t sure about the winey color, but the light green accents seemed nice. It didn’t look like they replaced all the cabinet doors with plex-glass insets. I saw a few during the reveal that were still intact. The ironed-on photos on the seat covers were sweet, and finally…a decent pot-rack!
I thought the practical jokes were contrived. Surely, if they were going to rip up the granite tile with a jackhammer, the noise would have been farther away than the back yard, and Paige running up to Amy Wynn with a piece of the piano rack while the HO was there…surely, they’d be more careful about that.
9p: Frank did no country kitsch! A very nice, subtle bedroom. I liked the headboard, and the canopy was a nice touch. But why oh why didn’t they invite him to the party? He would have been a hoot!
Vern…ah, Vern. He improved the fireplace hugely, by balancing out the angle and covering it in slate. He ran out of time, and they were not able to install the bi-fold doors, but as always, his room was a luxurious piece of art.
It was nice to see stream-lined episodes where Kia doesn’t self-destruct by trying to do too much with too little. Hildy seemed a little tired and subdued. AIUI, she lives in France and they film all of her episodes at once, so maybe this was filmed on the tail-end of her visit.