Curbly TD Rant Club Week #5: Garage Make-Over

by DIY Maven

Last night’s episode of Bravo’s Top Design was a turning point for me. Somewhere in the middle, I realized I was obliged to watch it, but not because of these Curbly posts. No, it was more like being compelled to watch a car wreck. You don’t want to look, but something about the magnitude of the disaster makes you take a peek anyway.

Curbly TD Rant Club Week #5: Garage Make-Over

The Task

The seven remaining designers were asked to re-design the garage of the Bell family. The Bell’s had a few...

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Curbly’s Top Design Fan Club Week 3: Life’s a Beach

by DIY Maven

After last week’s episode of Bravo TV’s Top Design, worry set in. Had Bravo’s promising new reality TV show turned into a watered down HGTV offering? No! (And thank you, Bravo, for the pics of the hunky carpenters. Grrr!)

Curbly’s Top Design Fan Club Week 3: Life’s a Beach

The Task

The remaining contestants were each given a surprise package that contained various beach paraphernalia, which included a post card from three different tropical locales: Miami, St. Tropez and Tahiti. They were then...

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Curbly’s Top Design Fan Club, Week 2: Child’s Play

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Curbly’s Top Design Fan Club, Week 2: Child’s Play

Last night’s episode of Bravo’ TV’s Top Design was less about drama and more about design.

The Task

The ten remaining designers were each given brief bios of clients for whom they were to design a 12' by 12' bedroom. An added challenge was that the designers had to make the beds in their rooms. Also, their furniture budget was ‘only’ $8K, which produced much vexation among the contestants as last week’s bankroll was $50K. What is a poor designer to...

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Welcome Curbly’s Top Design Fan Club!

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Welcome Curbly’s Top Design Fan Club!

The premier episode of TD did not disappoint! Producers of the show didn’t waste a second. We were quickly introduced to the collection of contestants and then the game began.

The Task

The 12 contestants, who were paired up into six teams, where given 5 objects to serve as inspiration to design a room for a "mystery client." Among the objects were a Cupie Doll head, a 1970's Lucite TV and a disco ball. Hmm.

They had a "budget" of $50K per team for...

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Announcing The Curbly Top Design Fan Club!

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Announcing The Curbly Top Design Fan Club!

Bravo has set itself apart in the business of reality TV in that they made it good. Case in point: ‘Project Runway’ and ‘Top Chef’ whose contestants actually have skills. As of January 31st at 11/10CT the cable TV network is adding a new offering to their delicious lineup. Its name says it all: ‘Top Design.’

The Show

Hosted by Todd Oldham, ‘Top Design’ will pit 12 designers in head to head weekly tasks whose outcome will be judged by Jonathan...

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