The new year begins with a new offering from HGTV. The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie premiers on January 1 and it just might be worth a slot on the DVR. If you haven't heard of Jamie Durie, he's a hunky landscape 'artist' from Australia with impeccable taste. Jamie's clients have included A-list celebs and 5-star hotels. He gather's inspiration from around the world to create his designs. For instance, with Jamie's help the back yard pictured above went from dust bowl to Sonoman paradise. This is what it looks like now:
Recently I caught a re-run of a special that had appeared on HGTV a while back. A panel of decorators discussed the 25 biggest decorating mistakes people make. From least offensive to most, here’s the experts’ list.
25. ‘Contour’ toilet rugs
24. Too many photos displayed
23. Ignoring your entry way/foyer
22. Exposed cables—of the media variety
21. Out of place, themed rooms (a Bali bedroom in Alaska would be a no-no)
(A small outdated kitchen before a visit from Divine Design.)
If you’re a fan of HGTV, then you’ve probably daydreamed about having a team of designers come into your home or garden and having at it. If you’d like to bring your fantasy to fruition, here are some steps to help get you there.
- First watch a bunch of make over shows and pick the one/s that suit your style.
- Surf the web to see which shows are looking for people willing to...
HGTV's Design Star winner and Color Splash Host David Bromstad provides a color wheel of insight into your favorite colors, and the ways in which they reflect your personality. Then, for each slice of the color wheel, have a click and get tips to use the color in your design and decor. (Hint, mine's purple.)
We’re supposed to think those people who appear on home make-over shows love the outcome of their reality t.v. experience. We’ve all seen it: people squeal with glee, they cry tears of joy as their garden or home make-over is revealed. Is it real? Or is it as fake as the blood in a Wes Craven movie? If statistics were complied, they would probably show that most people are pleased with their realty t.v. home make-overs. But if we peek among the...
I don't do TV much, but when I watch, I like to at least pretend that I'm learning something.
So, our cable company just introduced its new "2.0" package, in which you can upgrade your package for an extra $12.49 a month.
There's a bunch of sports channels I won't watch, and some foreign news channels I probably should watch, and the Sundance Channel and the Independent Film Channel which I will DEFINATELY watch.
And the DIY Network is included. I...
HGTV announced yesterday the launch of its new social network: RateMyRoom
"Rate My Room, the new HGTV online community, lets the TV audience connect online and discuss remodeling, budgets, and future projects. Viewers can write ratings and reviews, post to various forums, and upload photos of their living rooms, bathrooms, or other rooms that either were recently designed or need remodeling." - from RedHerring
I'm happy to see a big player like...