We're a little bummed that one of our biggest guilty pleasures (Celebrity Apprentice) is finishing up in a couple of weeks. As sad as we are to see it go, we were thrilled with the task presented to both teams last evening. Painting and decorating an entire apartment (in 24 hours) is no small feat — let's see how they did, after the jump.
The two teams up to bat; Rock Solid and Tenacity with both apartments to be judged by famed potter and design guru, Jonathan Adler. While Tenacity went for a more Zen, spiritual vibe, Rock Solid kept it clean, cool and modern. While we did have a personal fav, there were elements of both spaces that really called out to us. In Tenacity's apartment, we loved the offbeat, over the top red room (decorated by Cindi Lauper). She wanted to let her "freak flag fly" and boy, did she. Painting the small room bright red, she paired the look with patent leather black furniture, an Eiffel Tower miniature and gold accent pieces which wowed us. Brett Michaels also impressed us by bringing the outdoors in. Taking pics of the NYC skyline, he had the images enlarged and placed them throughout the space to create a cohesive look.
Sharon Osbourne spearheaded Rock Solid and relied on a muted color palette to get her design ideas across. Instead of breaking up the living room and kitchen area (as Team Tenacity did) she kept the space open and clear — which made the space feel larger than it actually was. The team also decided to remove a few of the doors off of the kitchen cabinets which created depth in the tiny space. The decision also allowed them to show off some fancy kitchen gadgets they picked up which helped to show off their modern decorating tastes. In the bathroom and living room, it was all about maximizing space. A coffee table offered hidden storage and in the bathroom, they went vertical.
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