Blogging Top Design: Episode 7

Blogging Top Design: Episode 7

Aaron Able
Mar 22, 2007

Final Five. Before we talk about Kelly Wearstler's Victorian-Widow look, we were very pleased with this episode of Top Design. With only five contestants, there is a lot more time for the cameras to focus on the decisions each designer is making and we get to understand the way they work and think things through...

The task of designing a "Chef's Room" poses some interesting questions, but it is the project that is most similar to the prize of designing a table at the Dining By Design event...

We thought there might be a tie-in with Tom Colicchio of Top Chef — and as soon as we saw the style of Andrea's room, we knew she would win. Andrea's room was highly polished and complete looking as she thought of EVERYTHING. The level of thought and layering of textures and materials totally blew the rest of them away.

Matt always has one of the top designs. We're glad the leather floor was worth it. In other weeks, this room would have won.

Goil is losing his shit! Wih the pressure mounting, he is struggling to keep it together. We liked the finished look but it spoke nothing towards Craftsman or MCM that Tom Colicchio requested. Combined with weird colors and the odd chandelier (Kelly loves it, of course!) Goil's aesthetic is different but much more interesting than Carissa's and Michael's rooms...

Haven't we seen this before? This is strikingly similar to Carissa's first design with Erik. We're glad the judges called her out on her excuses and drama.

Bye Michael! While we think you outlasted your stay, it is highly possible that Carissa would have gone home if you had only answered the Judges' question!
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