Blogging Top Design: Episode 8

Blogging Top Design: Episode 8

Aaron Able
Mar 29, 2007

Better yet. It pleases us that Top Design has turned itself around — the past two episodes have been the strongest. With fewer contestants left and thoughtful challenges, there is more time devoted to the design process...

This week the remaining four were asked to design a luxury hotel suite based on one of the four elements...

Water: Matt's design was luxurious. The light palette combined with the reflective and translucent surfaces made it an easy winner. We loved the low paneling and the columns that divided the space. (It was just a little boring, though). What a great prize! — We look forward to seeing Matt's spread in Metropolitan Home this November.

Air: Carisa's design was better than usual. We liked the idea of the vents, but maybe black was the wrong color choice? It made the room so heavy. Did she add that poodle sculpture just to appeal to Jonathan Adler?

Earth: Andrea had a hard time this week. She obviously struggled with all of her decisions.

Fire: Goil progressed a lot in this challenge and it was obvious that everyone was sad to see him go. It is odd how Goil uses color...has anyone else noticed that his rooms were always white first and then color layered on top of that?
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