Jordan is called out for his prefab furniture.
This is the White Room Challenge, not the Wal-Mart Garden Display Challenge.
Miera is attempting to glue wooden squares to the wall, with results as you would expect. Hilari is doing the type of project you would expect from someone with no handy skills: gluing shit to the sofa. Stanley is trying something unique and unexpected with his furniture and lighting choices. He has mounted the sofa on its side to shine lights through it. I have to give it to him, it’s artistic for sure. Jordan decides the best way to treat his shitty prefab furniture by making it painted shitty prefab furniture. Winner!
More importantly, it’s time to watch everyone’s first camera challenge: show how you will transform an item in your white room. Danielle demos adding trim to the cabinets, but has great camera presence and decent language skills. Luca picks a better item to describe (transforming the light fixture), but he’s -10 Charisma on camera. Bex does a good job. Kris comes off as a fake douche, but since that’s his character in real life, can it be considered fake? Michel does a great job, while Miera trips over her spiel. Rachel and Hilari don’t appear to do the best job either, but no one beats Stanley for utter fail. No eye contact, looks off camera to David instead, little demonstrating skills and a lack of personality.
I thought the tattoos were enough personality to get the job.
Final touches time:
- Danielle uses painters tape and spray metallic paint to color her sofa.
- Britany creates a chandelier from the side table trellis, chain and zip ties.
- Rachel paints a free form ‘fashion girl’ on one wall.
- Luca brings some major tacky with faux wood contact paper on the floor.
- Two designers put owls in their rooms: Kris has a creepy owl lawn ornament gazing down on his scene and Rachel has cute but out of place ceramic owl statues on her tables.
- Luca signs his big, blank wall as a last minute attempt to fill some space.
Time’s Up! Tonight’s special guest judge is Vanilla Ice. Who else could possibly personify whiteness?
Word to your mother
Does Vanilla Ice really qualify as a design judge? I guess you can say his contracting show qualifies, but I thought it was about landscape design only?
Vern loves the fixture, Ice the faux wainscoting. Genevieve likes the gold details. I love the walls and carpet, but everything else is just meh.
I’m surprised by two things: 1) I like it and 2) Bex didn’t lose any digits. The judges find it inventive and Ice likes the PVC pipe.
This room is a void of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Love the turtle, though. Not in a room, but I’d put it in my garden. Genevieve notes that the chain trim makes a statement in the room but there’s not enough of it. Yuck!
This is my favorite room, but it’s using my favorite shade of green and I love the back wall design. I think the plants should be disqualified because they weren’t planted. Seeing all those black containers just feels like a to-do list sitting in my living room.
Genevieve loves the layering of patterns, Ice loves the back wall and Vern mentions the beautiful painting. Why doesn’t Genevieve like the owls? They’re adorable. Completely out of place, yes, but adorable.
This is a strange piece of installation art I have no love for. The owl is staring at me, too. Can you see it there, eyeing you like helpless prey?