Friday, November 7, 2008

Top Design Finale

Anyone watch the Top Design finale?

I had a total change of heart on who was my favorite designer on this episode, which let me to believe that the designers' styles really weren't all that different. Nathan (who won) definitely has an artsier, crazier style; Ondine with her girly, funky style and Preston with a classy look every time, but really, when you look at the photos of their rooms, they aren't all that different. I decided that I like Ondine's style the most, but Nathan's definitely got honorable mention in my heart. Preston was just too boring, when it came down to it. Hard worker, classy look, but slightly boring. 

Here are some photos from their finale rooms: (each had to design an entire house)

Here is Nathan's dining area. He made that cool light fixture above the table out of paper plates and also the painting to the left. I like that they all make a lot of their pieces by hand even though they have really huge budgets; it adds a personal touch that I feel like a lot of designers don't add and it is making the look work for them every time. 

Also notice that the chairs that accompany the Parson's table in this dining area are the same chair that Preston uses in his study area. Told ya the looks aren't all that different!



Here is Preston's office...this photo, especially, shows what I'm talking about as far as the styles kind of looking similar...and there's the matching chair...



Here is Preston's "guest suite"...I really like the Judges' Paneling painted that pretty dove gray along with the walls, and the off-center placing of the mirror...very un-Preston! Black and white and gray were huge in all of their palettes!


And for my favorites:

Ondine's little study/family room area...love the pops of pink (though the couches are slightly too modern for me...), but agree with the judges that she could've taken her funky look just a liiiiiittle further...also that art/mirror piece above the couch is great!!



Absolute fav: Ondine's kids' room! Those yellow/white stripes are so cute! Can this be my room, please? Love it!




the end of my synopsis of the finale of Top Design...


Conclusion: Don't you think that Preston and Jeff Lewis would make a great couple? 


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