I have to say that I'm a little sad that it's over, aren't you? If you've been following along throughout the season, it's really been the only show for design savvy tv viewers like all of us. I really hope that Bravo brings back the show, but maybe with a few new designers - and some subtractions. I would personally love to see Michael S. Smith, and Ryan Brown (who we already know is great television from his first two seasons of Flipping Out).
Just my thoughts - and really, who do I think I am? Ok - so back to the finale. First Mary McDonald is designing the tent for the LA Antiques Show, something I was excited to see it come together. I love everything I've seen Mary do, and I think a tent like that is perfect for her make a statement, more-is-more style. As they hinted on the show, Martyn Lawrence Bullard did the tent last year, and here's what it looked like:
Kathryn Ireland is dealing with the Factor tragedy! How appropriate that someone with millions - and I mean, MILLIONS, wants someone with no responsibility for foundation issues on a house built 20-years ago, to pay for it. (I'm fuming by the way - as I have had this happen to me on a smaller scale ...) and Martyn gave her great advice ... "Part as friends, dahling!" But did she? Well, she didn't have a chance to. They got fired before it even became an issue. So there's no wonder it hasn't been something I could track down the final product for! You know what Kathryn, good riddance! She was certifiably nuts.
JAM and twinky ran into some problems with their contractor-ess? And end up actually having to work. Go figure! At the end of it, it really looked nice. I love that bar!
And Martyn, deservedly so, receives a great many accolades at the end of the season, which has me thinking he was pretty integral in the pitching of this idea to Bravo, how about you? Interational Designer of the Year, and Martyn Lawrence Bullard day in West Hollywood!
I really loved the group sort of hug/toast/two time kiss at the end. And what a great way to end the series with Kathryn saying: "this business is about the relationships." And it's true! It's really about who you know. Let's just hope we get to know all of them better in Season 2!