New Years Day has become a day when the only thing I look forward to is the new HGTV shows. We have a new ( to us) 32" TV with DVR so I was able to work at what is quickly becoming the House From Hell while taping the new shows and then watching them last night. What did you think? Or did you watch them? Let's get some interactive blogging going on here. Is anyone else disenchanted with HGTV?
First I watched "Dear Genevieve". I liked Genevieve on Trading Spaces and she was the only one I liked consistently. She could always be relied upon for some honest design that looked as if someone could actually live with it and actually like it. I really liked the kitchen she did on this new show although I found it a bit trendy and I didn't catch the "Owner Contribution" I can assume that this was not a budget makeover. Go Genevieve...I will probably watch the new show.
Next I watched Paint Over with Jennifer Bertrand, this years winner of Design Satr ( which I didn't watch). I really liked her perky personality and although the projects she did were not my style I would watch the show for helpful hints for some of my future projects. Alas I discovered that this was a "Special", not a show that will be on weekly. Is she getting her own show like past stars? Anyone know?
Next it was "The Unsellables" which was just a Canadian retake on "Designed to Sell" or so it seemed. The host(ess) Sofie Allsop, was fun to listen to and very cute, but both houses seemed to come out the same. Seems that every buyer in Toronto is a hip, professional single . If you watched, please tell me what you thought of the curb appeal of the home with the master futon in the basement. Was it just my imagination or were the fake flowers still blooming in the planters in the snow in the "after" shots? Okay, just me being snotty, but really!
That's it for tonight. I am really hoping to get back into the swing of blogging things very soon; I miss you all and thanks for hanging around.