In this hump-season episode of HGTV’s Design Star, the six remaining designers are challenged with making over living spaces for two of our nation’s military families living in drab Navy housing. There’s a little piece of my heart in this particular challenge, since one of my brothers–an active duty Chief Petty Officer in the Navy–has served his own tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. As far as I’m concerned, they could show a whole season devoted to makeovers for military families and I’d never get tired of seeing that. Just pass me the dang tissues and don’t make fun of me when I cry.
The Olson House: Antonio, Dan, Torie
The Olsons have one parent serving a tour in Afghanistan and two children who require twice-daily therapy sessions for autism. If they hadn’t made it onto this show, surely Deserving Design would’ve eventually come a’ callin’.