Well, unfortunately we didn't get to go there (how cool would Rate My Space Paris be? Just for a few episodes. Think of all the great food). Our homeowner's Stephanie and Josh are new homeowner's. They love to travel, entertain and definitely love the French glamorous look with modern thrown in. There is no such thing as "over the top" for them. They wanted decadent and definitely glamorous. So, we picked up on the tab on this makeover and I tried to give them everything they wanted and even tried to surprise them along the way.
Jared and my AMAZING team that featured Jason, Jacob, Ron, Jen and Ivana helped to make this transformation happen. I've said this before, but it worth repeating, I have THE BEST team on TV!
If you saw the show, I think you might have seen Stephanie & Josh's reaction. They were happily stunned and THAT is what I work for. If the client isn't happy...I have failed at my job. It's not about me, but them. This was one of the most emotional reveals. A lot of the crying (Josh was incredibly moved and I balled like a baby because they were so happy) was edited out due to time. Stephanie tried to stay strong and not cry on camera, but off camera both she and Josh had tears of joy and presented all of us with individual, thoughtful gifts along with CUPCAKES! Word is out people, the way to my heart is with cupcakes (actually, almost any dessert and GOOD COFFEE). They are an incredible couple and once again, I am so fortunate to have a job where I not only work with the best people, I get to meet the best people.
Thank you for tuning in.
Products and info from the show:
-PAINT: Valspar at www.lowes.com/ratemyspace
Colors: Martha Stewart SUMMER STORM MS205 & Eddie Bauer VINTAGE GRAY EB48-1
both in semi-gloss
-CEILING CHANDELIER & WALL SCONCES: www.lampsplus.com
-LG. MIRROR: www.themirrorlady.com
-CURTAINS: Had them custom made at www.kohlmanquinn.com
-PENDANT LIGHTS: www.lightingexpoonline.com
-LEATHER STOOLS: www.mortisetenon.com
-FRAMING of Josh's photos: www.aaronbrothers.com
As always, MUCH THANKS to the RMS community and all the inspiring designers that post and help out homeowner's be inspired to take chances and look at their room in a new way.
Go forth and design well.