March 25, 2011

Showhouse Showdown – HGTV

I just applied to be on HGTV. Am I crazy or what? I don’t even HAVE a TV, how can I expect to be ON TV? I’ve never even really watched anything on HGTV, I’m more of a Bravo kinda girl. My friend Mo (Mo is my friend that if I had a ‘guest blogger’, she would be it, she’s always discovering the best stuff!) in Denver thought it was a great idea for me to apply, so I did to humor her! Anyway, the premise of the show is this:

“Based on the Irish format by the same name, Showhouse Showdown is a competition between two professional interior designers who take over two newly-built and identical homes or town homes with identical budgets to create a winning interior design. At the end of each episode one designer is voted the winner by members of the public who represent the developer’s target market. “

Sounds fun right? Maybe I should try to down load some of these Irish versions and see what they’re doing up in the UK! I just hope they give out a reasonable budget and not like, ‘see what you can do to a 3 story town house with $5,000’. Basically nothing. I can deal with some DIY, but you know I’m not really a total DIY person. I believe in supporting and hiring the right skilled people to help you create things along the way. But having said that, I can definitely thrift and scrounge and mix some high and low and make some cheap stuff look expensive. If I got selected, I would probably push the boundaries and limits and take some risks since it’s for fun and I’d make full use of this opportunity to inspire others to step out of their beige walled box. People tend to over think design and take it too seriously.

So who knows what will happen. I have no expectations, it was just a fun little exercise and a good way to waste a few hours this morning! And I also started to fantasize about having my own hair stylist. Like Rachel Zoe. That wouldn’t be too bad. Tim said, “If you get it do WE get to be on Letterman?”. Notice that pronoun. I mean, really Tim? Letterman? We are obviously very out of the TV loop. Would y’all laugh at me if I was on TV? I’d laugh at myself for sure, I would have a hard time keeping a straight face! Do you think they’d let me take an international shopping trip to furnish the town home? Maybe that could be one of my requests, only if we get to shop a Marrakesh market could I possibly design this town home! Kinda like this guy. Maybe HGTV could make a show for me doing what Keith does. That I could handle. Anyway, I’ll keep you posted, I need to actually start doing some work today. 😉 Have a fun weekend y’all!


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