First and foremost let me just thank all of you who have contacted me and told me about how much you like the show, don't like the show, like the designs, don't like the designs and all the other wonderful comments. It is almost impossible to respond to everyone. My schedule is a bit challenging, so I will say here how much I truly appreciate hearing from everyone. REALLY. Your commitment to the RMS community is awe-inspiring.
I have been a fan of the RMS community and what it does. Anyone that knows me can tell you that I truly believe inspiration can come from anywhere or anyone. Budget has nothing to do with it. Also, it's incredibly personal. On the show, the homeowner's that have invited us into their homes not only are being inspired by the RMS community, they have opinions and ideas of their own. At the end of the day I get to go home, but they have to live there. My main goal is (and has always been, even in my private practice) to please the client. If they are not please, neither am I.
There are so many factors that go into producing a television show that there isn't enough time to get into them all. I will tell you that the show is kind of like a movie being made of your favorite book....it will never be the book. The challenge is not only honor the RMS community, but also to engage people that have not been to the RMS site and might never go....all they want to do is watch a TV show. I happen to think that both can happily coexist (the RMS site and the show). The more design information and inspiration that is out there from as many diverse voices as possible, the more we can all be a part of an eclectic design community.
Like anything else, the show is evolving and morphing to be the best that it can be. That is the goal of the network, the production company, myself and all the talented, hardworking people that make this happen week after week. It is a HUGE THRILL for me to meet the new homeowner's every week and then to video conference with the inspirational designers is just the coolest thing ever. After each video conference the homeowner's getting the makeover always tell me, "They were so nice and this was such a cool thing to be able to do!" I have THE best job in the world.
I really do enjoy hearing from all of you. I can't thank you enough for your enthusiasm for all things design and I hope that you all continue to inspire each other the way you inspire us.
Go forth and design well,