the new show seems so fresh!! Can't wait to see more episodes.
Not sure what you mean by fresh, Luc. They did have more on air talent.
Glad to have another design program return but was a little let-down by the final result. The stairstep dresser felt unfinished - expected the design asst. to complete that. I might have colored the lines with something. In addition, I probably would have changed the hardware and possibly painted it or whitewashed it or something -
Besides that, thought the mold drama was overblown and that job also unfinished. Usually, they just spray and scrub it with bleach. To complete the job, I believed they needed to remove the drywall and check behind the wall for add'l mold. If necessary, a camera can be dropped into the wall. The drywall repair would be fast and easy b/c they covered the spot with a wall unit, anyway. BTW, saw the faux drama on carrying the bookcases up the stairs coming from miles away. More Joel West acting -
Hated the bedcover fabric. Their rug was far too small and out of scale. They needed a suitable rug. The built-ins and daybed were fine. Nice headboard - too bad about the other fabric.
Casey seems nice and pleasant but we always joke about starting a drinking game WRT her use of the words, "you guys". It always feels as if she can't remember the homeowners' names. In my world, names are incredibly important when meeting with clients. How about having the asst. producer or some other gopher hold up a sign off-camera, in front of her, with their names?
As always, JMHO.This message has been edited. Last edited by: bballdays,
ITA with you guys, BB! (That makes me crazy.)This message has been edited. Last edited by: AguaBella,
I'm going to start paying close attention to over-use of "you guys" and rib-poke her every time it happens. (For what it's worth, she knows all of the homeowners pretty well- she spends a lot more time with them than is indicated on camera. I think "you guys" is merely a speech idiosyncrasy.)
Keep on the lookout for the word "amazing." I don't know how much it'll filter into her on-screen lingo, but it seems to be every fourth word out of her mouth in real life. It drives me bonkers.
Husband of Casey Noble, host for Design on a Dime
I have to agree, Peter - I use "you guys" fairly often but since I've been in Texas it's changed to "y'all".
Casey is so pleasant and I enjoy watching her even when I don't agree with her choice from a design perspective. Agree totally with the comment above about the bed cover - IMO, it was hideous. Also wish they'd give more attention to letting us know the prices of each item.
At any rate, it's a good show and it is NOT yet another epsisode of a RE show so that's a huge plus for me!
Sorry about that, Peter. In a hurry earlier so didn't read down past the initial post about Saturday's episode to see you'd returned to the m.b. Welcome back, BTW.
No worries - I always believed Casey probably knew all the various homeowners' names IRL and had simply fallen into that speech pattern. It's extremely easy to do. Oh yes, I realize how many hours they must tape to produce a 30 minute episode, not to mention design a room.
When working with my clients, I've purposely trained myself to almost always use their proper names - someone once told me that to any human being, the sound of their own name is literally music to their ears. Don't know if Casey continued her previous design practice or dropped it to focus on media. In any event, she might find it helpful to kick that habit.
Forgot to mention it above but ITA w/doodles about disclosure of the various costs. They probably have many if not all of the S2 episodes in the can at this point. If it's possible to add that graphic at some point in the future, that'd be terrific. Incidentally, I realize the stated budget for Ep01 was only $2K so Casey may have had to eliminate items like a replacement rug and premium comforter.
Didn't get a chance to check the credits after Ep01. Noticed they significantly beefed up the on-screen, speaking talent this season. BTW, did Cy Winship return for S2? During S1, was he only consulting occasionally from MN or did he travel to LA for DOD? He's terrific. Hope he's doing well and in good health.
Thanks for posting, Peter. We'll watch for your blog. Please also thank Casey and let her know, we're all thrilled to have her back.
Take care -
P.S. New drinking game, gang: 1 shot upon hearing the word "amazing". Or combine the 2 games - it's Saturday night, hahahaha ...This message has been edited. Last edited by: bballdays,
The mold remediators mentioned that what they used is a NEW product that eliminates the need to remove the drywall as long as the drywall hasn't been compromised. I don't think we were shown everything about how they determined the drywall wasn't permanently damaged. They did not say it was bleach and since the space was completely covered and no one allowed in for at least 4 hours I would say it was something more than bleach. I know bleach can be toxic but not to that extreme unless they were using it super concentrated.
I liked some of the stuff but not others. While I thought the dresser was a neat idea it didn't come across the TV screen as much of anything. maybe in real life it was more dramatic. I didn't hate the bedding but didn't really see how it went with the room.
~*Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence*~
Even if they used a new product for the mold remediation project, Debi, we continue to believe that the drywall needed to be removed to insure that they eliminated all of the mold. Why not make sure, before it spreads again behind that wall, sight unseen, especially with such a small area? As mentioned above, that'd be a quick and easy repair.
Agree with you about that dresser. Doubt that it worked in the room, either. It needed more to finish it off. It felt as if they ran out of time on that project. I'm sure they have a strict timeline and must stick to that schedule - get in and get out.
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Not sure if it's my internet savvy that's lacking or my ignorance of design terms, but I have no clue what ITA stands for. I can infer your meaning, but I'd love to learn the lingo. While we're on the subject, what is WRT?
I passed along the tidbit about the pricing. I agree that it would be a great addition, and I can't imagine it'd be overly difficult. My favorite part of the show is the mid-episode montage when they have the cut-outs to plan the project. I have absolutely no vision, so this monkey-walk is invaluable to me. In fact, I lobby for even more "before and after" pics as well.
As for Cy, I don't think he's involved with this season. He was helping with a lot of the design on Season 1, but it's hard to do from a remote location.
Lastly, another poster mentioned the increase of on-camera staff. The decision is less to "show more staff" than to "demystify the process." It takes a ton of people to put these redesigns together, and I think that's what they're trying to show. I know that they're also looking to have a more organic/less produced feel to the show. Most of the interactions and conversations during the show are original and unplanned, and that works to show the authentic relationships that are on the show. It's a great cast and crew, and they're just trying to capture that dynamic.
Interesting Casey fact of the day:
She can't stand flying and has funny routines that begin once the cab drops us off at the airport.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Peter Sarantos,
Husband of Casey Noble, host for Design on a Dime
Peter, Good to hear from you. I think that ITA means I Totally Agree and WRT means With Regard To. I had a copy of the list that showed all the abbreviations. If I can find the posting, I will let you know.
UPDATE: The posting where I saw the abbreviations was too long ago and HGTV has already deleted it. Sorry I couldn't help you.
MaryleeThis message has been edited. Last edited by: mriley,
Sorry about that, Peter. BTW (by the way), not a big deal but WRT actually means, with respect to.
I try to only use the most common of abbreviations, if any, when posting. I keep an online dictionary on my system to decipher tweets and texts from folks that prefer more obscure ones.
If you search under either internet abbreviations or internet dictionary in any search engine, multiple alphabetical sources containing numerous abbreviations will appear.
Again, sorry about that. Take care.
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