Friday, July 24, 2009
Design Star Theory
Did anyone get a chance to see the first episode of Design Star on Sunday?? Well I did. In fact, I watched it with my hubby (he's an HTV fan too, well maybe by default). Anyway I have a theory about this show. My theory is that the most outrageous and over-the-top designs get the most flattering comments from the "judges". For example, did anyone see the hot pink geese on the Living Room wall? How about the abstract mural in the Dining Room that ran the scope of one wall, across the floor, and onto the other wall?? Yeah.
I'm curious. Which one of the judges do you think would like to have that in their home? I'm a huge fan of Candace Olson and even though her room makeovers have become somewhat predictable, I would bet a dollar to a doughnut that she'd rather go skinny-dipping with Chico than hang a pink goose on her living room wall. And Vern Yip - the man just oozes class. What would possess him to encourage that sort of lunacy? Now Genevieve I can sort of see. I remember her from her days on Trading Spaces and she did some wacky things back then - like glueing moss to a wall - but I expect more! More!
Obviously, Traditional is out the window and Modern/Contemporary is the way to win on this show. But do they have to sacrifice good taste? I've seen some Contemporary Rooms on RMS that I adore, even though I am every bit the Traditional decorator. I think you can be Modern and still have a cozy space. I just don't think there are any viewers out there watching this show and saying "yeah, I want that in MY dining room". Pretty much, we are all saying the same thing, "Are ya kidding me????" Am I right?
One last thought. Is it me or do some of these contestants bear a strong resemblance to their predecessors?? I.E. the Kim Myles look-alike, or the Jennifer Bertrand twin? I guess there's a mold-fitting requirement to get on the show. They are definitely looking for a certain "type". Btw, whatever happened to Jennifer? I know she had a baby, but why didn't her show ever materialize????
So, which Design Star contestant are you rooting for?? I wanna hear from you. Personally, I like Lannie (sp?). I think she'd be cool to hang out with and drink coffee with and go shoe shopping with. Do I have the makings to be a great judge or what?