For those of you that watched Summer Showdown, you know by now that Carter & I won the competition and if you watched closely at the end you would have seen that no one was more surprised than me!
I took a HUGE chance with the eco-friendly concept since the eco products available that day were: NO CHOICES! My countertop was NOT fun for me and if I had just one thing to do over, THAT would be it.
Team Lisa & Carmen did a really lovely kitchen and I was certain their design decisions might be more in favor with the judges. We went out on a limb and I followed my own advice: TAKE RISKS. The good thing was that this was not a real home. It was a set and a game. If it was their actual home and we had real time/budget the approach obviously would have been different. We would have actual interaction with the clients in order to tailor the design to their specific needs. Both teams went into this blind and we just figured it out as we went along.
Congratulations to both LISA & CARMEN for being such professionals and having fun with us. It was an honor to share the stage with them and we were all thrilled to be in this together. CARTER was great to work with and he promised me he didn't steal the wood.
Hope you all enjoyed watching us sweat it out!