Vintage Green Kitchen
I happened upon this kitchen the other day online and just had to share.
It's amazing! Original tile - original cabinets.
Notice how they installed a dishwasher but kept the look of the cabinets.
I know this look isn't for everyone but if my house had
it's original kitchen and it looked like this....I'd so keep it.
Now on to Design Star...
Did everyone watch the kitchen challenge last night?
I was so disappointed.
This year they had professionals to install their cabinets and flooring.
And it was done as a white box challenge.
This I'm sure because they have screwed up people's real kitchens so badly in the past.
This is the Global Kitchen.
I actually liked this one best.
It needed white bar stools and the green backsplash that they didn't finish would have been
much better as a white backsplash.
It included this terrible bench and Tyler got sent home for it.
He was so excited about this bench too when he picked it.
This one won. It was suppose to be a farmhouse kitchen.
There is not one thing that looks farmhouse about this kitchen to me.
They got raves for the industrial light pendants.
I like them too and they would work in a farm house kitchen. Which this is not.
Contemporary kitchen. This one got slammed for it's heavy styling.
I agree too much stuff.
At least this one mixed up finishes a little with the white modern chairs and the wood table.
The judges loved the light fixture.
I hate that the tile backsplash does not go all the way up to the bottom of the cabinets
but that might be just because he ran out of time.
This is suppose to be a loft inspired kitchen.
Really? Nothing about this says loft to me.
I hate the wall colors.
Meg got big points for this peg board wall.
Uh....no....absolutely not...unless you want your kitchen to look like your garage or
a retail space.
Although...Julia Childs had this in her kitchen.
Julia Childs' kitchen.
So I guess Meg watched Julie and Julia.
You can see many more photos and read all about the challenge here.
I really found it kind of shocking that there wasn't a white kitchen among the bunch.
I see much better kitchens every day on the blogs.
But you know this. Every day we see fabulous stuff here.
HGTV is really lame...as example....
After Design Star HGTV premiered
"Donna Does Dallas"...I mean "Donna Decorates Dallas".
This was a new show with host Donna Moss, a past Design Star contestant.
Did anyone see this?
I could not believe my eyes. Is this show a joke?
Is it suppose to be a reality/decorating show?
I think it's suppose to be serious because it was not funny but the decorating....oh...my!
She decorated a doctor's master bedroom. His wife's idea.
He thought they were just getting a new blanket. (his words)
(I thought..."you poor sucker")
The first viewing of this room...it was like french chateau meets medieval castle in the very worst sort of way.
I wish I had photos.
(I did a search online and found nothing)
It was way over the top. Too much of everything.
Yes, it needed to be redone.
And when Donna and her team were finished?
It was even MORE over the top...much much worse.
Now it is french chateau meets medieval castle mixed with bordello dungeon.
I could not believe it. Of all past design contestants....why did they pick her for her own show?
It was truly terrible. A reminder why I don't watch HGTV any more.
Really...I only like Emily Henderson's show "Secrets From a Stylist".
and these two?
I think they get far more credit than they deserve for their designs.
Yes, we know there will be original art in the space and they'll
use neon signs and lightboxes. And some kind of wild wallpaper.
Each and every time.
Plus they creep me out because they have matching dimples which makes them
look like brother and sister.
And then all those bratty kids.
And he dresses like a hobo and I am convinced that she does absolutely all the work.
I have to say I do like her.
But last week they said life was hard because they were so busy and one of their son's is an elite athlete.
So they travel a lot for his basketball games.
He's 12. How elite can he be at 12.
Don't even get me started on Antonio...
This picture pretty much says it all.
Except there should be a pink goose in the background flying by.
Sorry for such a negative post but these are things that have really been bothering me about HGTV.
Shouldn't that channel be a place to tune in to see the very best of the best?
It should be inspiring instead of vomit inducing.
And I haven't even mentioned the endless hours of house hunters....
Really I don't watch any more except Emily and Design Star and every time I watch
Design Star I wonder why I did. I guess because some how Emily came out of it last year.
I don't even know how that was possible.