There’s a new show that I’ve just discovered recently on the Fine Living Network, called Mail Order Makeover. Have you heard about it? I have no idea how long it’s been on, but I love this show! Reminds me of some of the good old shows from HGTV, which sadly are now missing in action. The rooms are done very nicely and there’s none of this throw it together with painted plywood and see how cheap we can make it look. It’s just good, down to earth design sense.
Here’s the format of the show direct from Fine Living’s website:
Coming up with the right combination of furniture and accessories to satisfy the homeowners can be very difficult, and these designers are put to the test. Each designer orders their favorite furniture and accessories from mail order catalogs. When the items are delivered, the designers take turns furnishing the room in a way that they hope will satisfy the homeowner’s needs and desires.
The designer whose furnishings please the homeowner’s the most walks away with the satisfaction of a job well done. The real winners are the homeowners, who get to keep the furniture and accessories of the room design they like best! Watch the transformation on FINE LIVING’s Mail Order Makeover!
If you get this network, you have to check out this show. I have thoroughly enjoyed every episode I’ve watched. They use 2 different designers for each show and they have a ball ordering from all sorts of catalog companies and the internet, stores like Ballards, Home Decorators, Wisteria, Grandin Road, Horchow, and many more. Both designers come up with unique looks for the room and sometimes it’s really hard to decide which one to keep. The husband and wife have to make a quick decision on which one it will be. They don’t give the dollars spent and that would be fun to know.
Fun show! Give it a whirl if you get a chance to catch it. I’ve been recording the eipsodes, so I can watch them at my leisure.
So, I don’t think many of you will be trying the home hair color method, but thought you’d enjoy that book if you get a chance to browse through it.
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