Can you believe that Bravo's Flipping Out is in its 5th season? So much has happened over the years — Jeff ended his business relationship with former castmate/ex-boyfriend Ryan Brown, he hired and fired a few of his employees, and even though the show is called Flipping Out, he no longer flips houses. Judging from the premiere episode of the new season, it looks like Jeff is stirring up just as much conflict working with clients as going through full renovations during his house flipping days.
Some people think Jeff Lewis is obnoxious, but I think that he is quite charming. Behind all his particulars, I can tell that he really puts a lot of passion and hard work behind his projects. Someone who seems to find Jeff charming as well is Gage, Jeff's 26-year-old boyfriend.
Beyond all the drama, let's talk about the actual designs. Jeff redesigned his client Marlo's kitchen on a budget. Instead of purchasing all new cabinetry (which he may have done in a different economy a few years back), he painted the existing cabinets to give it a new look. He installed a green subway tile backsplash to add subtle color to the space.
In Marlo's entryway, Jeff uses wallpaper that works well to create a visual separation between the entryway and main living space. He creates balance by incorporating the same wallpaper in the sitting room. The entire design takes longer than planned, but when it is finally complete, Jeff's client is very happy with her newly designed space.
Will you be watching Flipping Out (Wednesdays at 9) this season?