Even though the shows intro was a nauseating grand stand from each designer, and first impressions not the greatest, the series ended up being an entertaining home-run for me. That's a lot coming from someone who generally does not like reality tv. The stars personalities were as varied as their decorating styles and they did seem to grow on you as the weeks went by...some more than others.
Overall I liked something about each designer. KI's house had the most inviting atmosphere, MM is a pro at glamorous decorating. I'd like to see more of her style that is reflected in her book as well as something other than just the living room and office shots of her house. I loved the design and decorating in the upscale beach house JAM, Ross and dog, Chessie call home. MLB has such a devilish grin it would be almost impossible not to like him, besides I love his breathy Brit accent and want him to call me dahling! NT we just didn't see enough of him and I really hope they show his house next season.
That said, before I deleted the series from my DVR, I snapped some pics of my favorite scenes that I thought would be fun to share with readers!
|As a fellow chocoholic, this scene made me laugh, out loud!|
|Martyn shared exactly one chocolate with design assistant, Leura.|
She seemed to have second thoughts about finishing the chocolate.
Or at least until she was alone.
|Close-up. Some things are just meant to be done in private.|
|Being MM's client can result in bodily harm as she explains in this scene.|
|Sometimes MM gets steamed at her staff and clients. Is that a horn on the right side of her head?|
|Whew, it's just a flyaway.|
|But, it was enough to make these two stop and listen. Anyone, know who the girl in red is?|
|Was anyone else surprised to see that her staff worked in a black, windowless room?|
Thank god for the monogram on the floor, otherwise on a bad day they might think they landed in hell.
|Sometimes JAM is just a bit like dry toast. Two modes: whining and body obsessed.|
|Cute boys taking a shower. AKA 2 golden pats of butter for JAM's dry toast.|
|But Mr. Torso obsessed can surprise you....with a bang on Will Ferrell impersonation. Minus the funny.|
|Or a cute baby bonding moment. Did you catch that full on smile that did not involve admiring his physique?|
|Shannon's "overflow" room. I called it the OMG room and wished more than anything,|
the moment I saw it, I wished that she was my client or that I was Kathryn's design assistant.
|When clients say, I want to work with things I have, it's not like this!|
|I just wanted to whip out my check book and start shopping!!!|