It is 10:40 on a Monday night and I literally have to start writing while the hideous images are still ingrained in my brain. I just found out what it would be like to live inside a Lemon. And it is awful , revolting , and yes , even as sour as you may imagine. This was thanks to a husband and wife team who emptied a garage bag of ideas inside someone’s vacation condo and then declared themselves a success. The she of the duo calls herself a “Jersey Girl”, I am so sorry for those of you on the East coast. A bad association to live with.
HGTV , I don’t know if you are trying to help our Profession or destroy it. Help us by inflicting those awful images on your viewers of why you should run screaming to your nearest accredited Interior Designer. Or hurt us by convincing the public that by hiring one of us that this would be the bitter end result.
I have decided it would only be fair if HGTV would run a disclaimer before some of their shows. Something to the nature of , “The following show depicts uneducated , inexperienced , and ill trained non-professionals whose taste levels are questionable.” Or maybe at the end of the show flash to the way the room could have been if someone who truly was an Interior Designer had been given the same space to work with.
Here are some things a genuine Interior Designer will NOT do to your space.
The whole reason we learn the basic fundamentals of Interior Design is because you have to understand balance , unity , flow , variety , scale , proportion , color schemes , and yes , hopefully discover a sense of style and artistic talent. Forget about getting into budgets , health , safety , welfare , or any other technical consideration that goes into planning a space. These would be alien concepts to the drivel that is being vomited forth to the awaiting public.
So HGTV , I guess this is what you call entertainment , like watching plastic surgery on TV or slowing down to stare at a crash. It is a sick fascination , wondering how truly awful the revealed room will be. And it is UGLY people , just plain UGLY .
Please stop giving our industry a black eye , come on HGTV , where are the real Design Stars ?
All you have done is given me a lemon phobia , from now on I will be claustrophobic everytime I even smell a hint of that lemony freshness . No more lemonade , lemon chiffon pie or lemon slices in my tea. Bad design has a color now , and it ain’t mellow yellow.