How Not to Decorate
Has anyone else caught this show on BBCA? The title is obviously a play on the infamous and fabulous What Not to Wear, and indeed the two shows are paired together on Wednesday nights. Anyway, for those of you who can't resist a good home decorating show, this is totally for you. It's got a nice little twist on the usual theme, as the two designers are these FABULOUS and completely unrealistic Scottish fellows, Colin and Justin, who blow in, decide what needs to be done, and then leave their crew to get to it while they go shopping. Of course, the schedule is always too tight and the budget too small to perfectly implement their vision, and various madcap antics ensue as their team blatantly lies to them about the status of the projects, and begs to be allowed to do things more easily and cheaply, and Colin and Justin have fits and throw tantrums about the complete unsuitability of plastic bath fronts to their design scheme. It's completely adorable. But the best bit is when they check in a month after they've left and see all the horrible changes that the homeowners have made. I highly recommend it.
[On a side note, has anybody been watching the newish episodes of What Not to Wear that don't have Trinny and Susanna? The new presenters are TERRIBLE. They don't seem to give any real rules or advice about fashion at all. They're not stylists, they're an ex-model and a singer whose own style choices are questionable. It's ridiculous.]