I know we got ourselves a brand-spankin’ new Design Star last night–a finish that made me want to celebrate with champagne too–but y’all, all I can think about today is
MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY’S IN KINDERGARTEN
Today’s her first day and I can’t focus on JACK. This will be short and sweet, so I can get back to worrying about whether or not my dumplin’ has made a friend yet or if she’s already earned a demotion on the behavioral apple tree…or geebus, how will she make it through the day without snacks?
I’m so excited about Emily Henderson’s win and am superpsyched to see Secrets From a Stylist on the 29th. I will be waiting with bated breath and can’t wait to see what she does with the Glee man’s pad, even though I’m the only one on the planet who hasn’t watched Glee–not even a single episode. I may not give a crap about some musical schwack on TV but I do want to see Ian Brennan’s house all Emily’d up. Like, tomorrow.
First things first.
Did you see what she did for Tom Vecchione last night? A very tasteful, rich, beautiful, sophisticated, international BLUEBERRY ROOM.
I loved it. It looks expensive, it looks luxe…but it’s not flashy. This living room would have been great for the sixth challenge (Trump Plaza).
In the bedroom, it’s all about this canvas Emily picked up at Penine Hart that wouldn’t have wow’d me at all in the store, but look how brilliant it looks framed and hung!
Both rooms look personal and reflect Tom to a T, without becoming a caricature of him.
Surprisingly, I like opponent Michael Moeller’s show better than I like the rooms he designs for Ms. Bohemian Chic, although there are some interesting ideas in there (shadowboxes repurposed from tables, desk repurposed from box shelves). I just don’t care for the pink, and am not interested in seeing the squiggles make a comeback.
This apartment says “bohemian chic” about as much as Courtland Bascon’s white room challenge…in fact, the headboards are nearly identical.
I liked Michael’s energy throughout his show segment, but just can’t get past his tone of contempt. I would never walk into a client’s home and tell them, “Too bad your place looks so tragic,” or assume that all clients are “slobs.”
I love this challenge–love that they’re borrowing a page from Next Food Network Star and creating mini-pilots for the finale. It really works. In the end, Emily’s awarded a show and Michael has a target for his verbal ire for the next six months (or more).
Stay tuned for interviews with both Emily and Michael, coming soon!