Last night's challenge was to create a space for a Hollywood party in specific design genres. This, in itself, was a bit of a stretch for Hollywood considering nouveau douche wasn't an option- perhaps it's implied in all of them? Instead, they had to pick from: Victorian, Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, Mid-century Contemporary, 70's, 80's and Futuristic (notice how I put them in chronological order?!!).
The designers drew cards and Rachel Kate got the shaft with Victorian while Hollywood Regency was delivered on a silver platter to I-put-mascara-on-my-lower-lashes-Britany. Really? Hollywood Regency? So not fair. But once the genres were divvied up the designers quickly set to work sketching their spaces. And once again, I was disappointed to discover that every single challenge, regardless of intent, turns into a living room. Designers do they tell you to do this? I don't get it- last time I checked credenzas weren't essential party fare.
|In his defense, Kris never saw Boogie Nights|
|Mikel- "The orange blob will go here"|
|Victorian by Rachel Kate|
|Birds are Victorian, right?|
|80's by Stanley Palmieri|
|80's by Hillari Younger|
|Art Deco by Danielle Colding|
|Hollywood Regency by Britany Simon|
|70's by Kris Swift|
|Mid-century Contemporary by Mikel Welch|
In the end it was Kris who was sent home with his That 70's Show disaster. To his credit, it was the only room anyone could picture honestly getting fucked up in. But I'm sad to see him and his ego go- he made condescension into an art form. True to form, for his camera challenge he made a cheesy toast to Hollywood that even the Hollywood d-bags didn't dig, probably because none of them actually had drinks to raise for said toast. But Kris can't tell the difference between confused, disapproving faces and happy faces sipping drinks they just toasted, so he thought he nailed it. Oh Kris, if only you could go back to last week when you stuck succulents into tree stumps and were lauded a genius. But alas, succulents can get you only so far, and this week you were sent home. The show will now need to find another narcissistic villain. Who's up for the challenge?
I can't wait!