Top Design – Recaps Galore

The fabulous TBone over at Blogging Top Design has posted their weekly Recapalooza report. Check it out for links to some of the funniest, most creative takes on this show. It’s true, the bloggers are more interesting than the show. I’m constantly amazed at how articulate, smart and creative everyone is. Brava! The show is … Read more

Top Design – Viewer’s Guide, post Ep. 4

The current rankings based on the first four challenges are: Goil (11)Carisa (11)Andrea (10)Erik (9)Matt (9)Michael (8)Ryan (5) Out are: Felicia (9), Elizabeth (6), John (1), Heather (0), Lisa (0) My per episode point system is: 4 – winner; 3 – top ranking(if different than winner); 2 middle group; 1 – bottom ranking; 0 – … Read more

Top Design – Judging the designs – Episode 4

Episode 4: Diamond in the RoughChallenge: Design a living/work space for an interior design student. $700 budget for materials and supplies; $500 budget for furniture/accessories purchased at garage sales. Items are to be re-worked so that they don’t look like garage sale items.Time: 2-1/2 days.Extra help: designers are assigned a carpetnerGuest judge: Joe Stewart – … Read more

Top Design – Judging the designs – Episode 3

Episode: Life’s A BeachTeam Challenge: 3 3-person teamsChallenge: Design a beach cabana for an exotic local – Miami, St. Tropez or TahitiBudget: $3,500 for furniture and accessories at Pier 1; $2,000 for fabric from Pindler & Pindler and materials.Assignment of tasks: each team assigns a member to: Fabric, Hardware and Furniture/AccessoriesAdditional help: an assigned carpenter; … Read more

Top Design – Viewer’s Guide, post Ep. 3

The current rankings based on the first three challenges are: Felicia (9)Goil (9)Andrea (8)Carisa (7)Erik (7)Matt (6)Michael (6)Ryan (4) Out are: Elizabeth (6), John (1), Heather (0), Lisa (0) My per episode point system is: 4 – winner; 3 – top ranking(if different than winner); 2 middle group; 1 – bottom ranking; 0 – if … Read more

Get That Look! Mini Edition: Wilhelmena’s Black Crystal Chandelier

Vanessa L. Williams stars as the ultimate alpha-female Wilhelmena Slater on “Ugly Betty”. Fabulously glamorous and simmeringly scheming – her apartment is the embodiment of the character. The black crystal chandelier in the background of this shot really caught my eye. We’re seeing a lot of these at the moment and this captures her style … Read more

Top Design: another POV

Trixie over at Kora-In-Hell is posting her opinions on the TD episode 2 rooms. Very interesting and very “glitter-ate”. Don’t forget to scroll down for some cat related fun. And the cool kids over at Blogging Top Design has compiled the definitive list of links to this weeks Top Design recappers all over the blogland. … Read more

Get that Look or Where did the $ go? Top Design Ep. 2

I’ve started to receive inquiries about the items featured in the Top Design contestants spaces. I thought I would start an episode by episode post to provide this source information as I gather it. If you’re looking for information, please let me know. If you have information, please let us all know! As seen in … Read more