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    Another thing I thought about...would you really want a big heavy piece of iron hanging over your child's head every night?? Me don't think so!

    And I HATE IT when they leave and make comments like "They really didn't see what a great designer I am" or "They didn't see all I had to offer". Well...you had your chance to show your stuff and you blew it!

    And why did Jason do all that taping on the walls at the very beginning? I thought he was going to do some type of neat graphic design with paint. Was he mapping out where shelving was going or something? And did he actually repaint the walls about the same color? I think after he put all that tape up on the walls he said something about priming the walls and I thought...now you've got to take all that tape down? Was is just me?

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    Thought Genevieve had some nerve when she belittled the designer's for asking their clients about their favorite colors.

    Did she learn NOTHING from her time on Trading Spaces? She was the one who put MOSS on the walls without asking if her clients had allergies (which they did).

    How about show a little respect for the people you are working for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by candor;3676555;
    Awful rooms. Jason needed to go if for no other reason than he says "functionable."
    LOL! He's said it at least once every week, and I keep wondering why no one has told him that there is no such word!

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    Antonio's design will be easier to mature because the dinos are printed. They are not wooden nailed up. And the rock outcropping could be painted to not look so rocky and more abstract. I actually thought his was the most polished room. While the BB one was fine, I thought it rather bland. Did she also do a blue and white wall treatment on the military household, or was that the other woman? On Dan's room, the iron over the little girl's bed was a mistake, by far. And I was so afraid she would burst into tears about her beloved gumball machine.

    The actual design of both of the bottom two rooms were bad. That multi-colored fabric wall not only looked bad, it was horribly put up. The rushed paint work and not-much-different paint job in the princess room was disappointing.

    I wish these shows would not telegraph who is coming home. When Jason said his hosting would save him (or something like that) I knew he was gone. If they had not put that in or focussed so so so heavily on him, I might have thought that Lonni was going home after the final statements by the host. Hubby at first thought Jason and then switched just before the cancelation announcement on Lonni. He doesn't watch reality TV much, so I pointed out the telegraphing editing.

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    I must say the kids rooms looked horrible. While Lonnie's did look the most put together, I can't believe these people are professional interior designers. Oh, while I kinda like the concept of Jason's room, and the color palette of black, silver and pink and the chandelier he picked up was a great starting point the room sucked. I think Vern said it best. Paint the walls one color and pick up the rest of the color palette with drapery and accessories. Frankly I have seen better in the Ikea catalog.
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    I don't think any of these contestants has what it takes to carry a show. If I had to choose anyone at this point, it would be Lonni. She's the least awful in my opinion.

    I like Antonio's personality from a hosting perspective, but I don't think he's really a very good designer. He comes up with good concepts in the abstract, but he doesn't know how to pull it all together into something cohesive.

    As for Dan's color choices, I was ready to defend him, because I have those colors in my house, and most little girls go ga-ga over them, but I forgot that the girl said that she liked earth tones. That's probably a lot more color than that particular girl would like. I do think he could have done a whole lot more with the ecology/recycling/earth consciousness theme in her room, and I didn't hear him asking about the Energy Star rating on that honking TV, which probably eats up a ton of electricity.

    In the designers' defense, however, I hate that the time periods are so short for the projects. I don't think we get an idea of what the designer can really do. None of the real shows happen with this kind of gonzo schedule. The designers always have time to plan out what they want to do with the space.

    Most of the stupid stuff that happens, happens because the designers don't take enough time to plan out what they are doing, and they continue to design on the fly, often losing track of whatever focus they may have had when they started out. The main advantage I see to Lonni is that she comes up with a strong vision and is able to keep that vision in mind as she adapts to crises.
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    Re: 8/23 Show Discussion Thread (Episode 6)

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sew&Sew;3676909;
    Thought Genevieve had some nerve when she belittled the designer's for asking their clients about their favorite colors.

    Did she learn NOTHING from her time on Trading Spaces? She was the one who put MOSS on the walls without asking if her clients had allergies (which they did).

    How about show a little respect for the people you are working for.
    She wasn't criticizing the designers for asking the clients about their favorite colors....... she criticized them for just taking those colors and painting them all on the walls. She and Vern both clearly said that instead the designers need to think about painting the rooms a neutral color and incorporating the favorite colors through the usage of accessories to give them more pop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadway;3677971;
    She wasn't criticizing the designers for asking the clients about their favorite colors....... she criticized them for just taking those colors and painting them all on the walls. She and Vern both clearly said that instead the designers need to think about painting the rooms a neutral color and incorporating the favorite colors through the usage of accessories to give them more pop.
    I agree. My favorite colors are lavender and black. That doesn't mean I want to see a room painted in those colors! Give me pops of the color through out the room and a neutral color palette that compliments it and I will be happy.

    One thing that is driving me crazy about some of these designers, Tori in particular, is how literal they are being. "The customer said she wanted it!" Right....but often times people are stuck in ruts and I feel that the job of a good specialist (designer, hair dresser, etc) is to help people see how much better they (or their rooms) can be if they step out of that rut. I'm not saying do a complete 180 but do something different that incorporates the old "loved" stuff. That's their job as designers.

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    Did the producers do a poor job of selecting carpenters since Jason had to get rid of the first one? I don't understand that, and it's certainly not fair to the would-be design star. He was the only one who had that problem.

    They always put in such ridiculous time constraints on pretty much all these shows. Surely in real life they would normally have a more reasonable time frame. After all, a client wanting a room re-done wants it DONE in every sense of the word.

    I think they should start earlier in the series to make contestants host. It would give them more experience at it since I doubt many people have had the experience before.

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    I wish they would give them more time. Even on Trading Spaces, they had sewers on hand in the background to help out. It is more like they just want to entertain the audience with failure and stressed out people hoping to get an explosion or tears on camera. I'd rather see well-done creative work.

    And I'm sorry, but losing a couple of hours of work because your carpenter didn't seem to do anything is a reason why a paint job would be rushed. Mind you he could have bought stencils and worried less about the perfect rug and made that window look better. (And tacked-up placemats??? Heck, even a furry, thick rug as a headboard would have been better. And the tacks would have shown less).

    Now I thought Jason should have been given the boot last time, but this time I thought "let's staple fabric messily to the back walls" should have gone this time because she did poorly in both portions of the even.

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