I watched the marathon too. I don't like Hildi that much...and I sure don't like how she wears those pumps/heels while she works, it's just silly.
Anyway, in one episode she had the couple use silver-leaf on the molding of the room..it was WAYyy time consuming and to top it off, it would chip off with the slightest of movement. Then, to further infuriate the couple working..she finds (in the basement) 2 black leather couchs and decides to use them. ??!?!?! The couple working on it said that the HO's spent $2500 on getting them upholstured FOR THE BASEMENT. Also, what the hell was she going to do if she DIDN'T find them!?! It was really really rude, imo.
Hildi fought and fought with them and used them anyway. What a jerk. Then at the reveal the HO's were bummed about it.
In another episode, she was told over and over that the HO HATED PINK!! Hildi has them paint the room with the closest thing to pink you'd ever see!! She kept calling it coral, but the couple working on it were adament that it was pink. (I agreed 200%) It was as if she was making it pinkish on purpose. She even had pink roses for the flower arrangement. ? OH, also she balled up copper wiring and nailed them to the wall. ?
I don't know how, nor do I understand..but the HO's lovvvved it. It was strange.
Back to using items from the HO's home: I don't understand how they can do that.. I've noticed other designers use items/furniture from other rooms and incorporate it in the scheme of things. But, to ME..if it's NOT in the room being designed, it's off limits. Also, what if they're selling it, or giving it away, or what if it isn't even theirs?!
One couple had a 10,000 piece puzzle that was finished and in the garage. Kristie, the new designer, saw it and went..."OOHHHHhhh perfeccccttttt!!!" She wanted to put it up on the bedroom wall for the art. I was pissed, especially knowing that the puzzle had to of taken forever to put together. What if it was going to be a gift for someone? What if they don't want it on the wall?! She didn't end up using it cause Amy Wynn said it wouldn't work, that it would fall apart. But no doubt, she would have.
Anywho..I really get bugged when they use other items from other rooms. What gives them the right to just go "searching" for things to help finish the room?!
I really wish they'd play the episodes where the HO's hate the room and the reveal is usually alot of yelling and swearing.