I used to be a closet HGTV hater. I loathe those shows where they have like $100 to spend or only a day to complete a room makeover so the end products look pretty rotten. OK, I will admit, they look better than anything I could create, but still, the finishes always looked cheap and forced. That said, I would still turn to HGTV sometimes if there was nothing else on TV.
And then I discovered House Hunters (especially the international variety!) and Property Virgins and I enjoyed watching people find a home they loved. Then one day, I stumbled upon Sarah's House and relished watching the process as she bought a home, envisioned it in her amazing style, gutted it and made it beautiful.
While I watched Selling New York Online the other day, I clicked on Secrets from a Stylist, since the show's host, Emily Henderson, seems quite stylish. Guess what? She is!
On her show, Emily interviews a couple that would like their space remodeled, then diagnoses what their two styles are. She then combines their styles using a layered decorating technique and changes the look - and especially the feel - of their rooms. While some of the rooms are not necessarily my style, I think she does an amazing job of pulling an eclectic look together. I would love to have that ability!
Anyway, I promise HGTV isn't paying me anything :-). I just am really enjoying it lately.
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