End of an Era?
TV shows always come and go.
"Rate My Space" certainly is no exception. I've been doing the TV design thing for about 7 years now and every time a show ends it never gets easier to say good bye to the people you have grown to love. This was probably the toughest due to the simple fact that the group that came together everyday to work long hours, give their all and work tirelessly to give homeowner's the best experience possible, was a unique blend of people that really loved each other. Yes, there will be other projects for all of us, but I can honestly say that you all will never be replaced in my heart. Much love and respect to the most amazing team!
This was the last show of the last season of RMS and we were all proud and thrilled to have brought you as much inspiration, design and heart as we could. THANK YOU to all of the viewers, bloggers, RMS inspiration rooms and all the faithful posters on the "Rate My Space" web page that have been vocal, supportive, faithful, curious and incredibly passionate about design. You're my kind of people! I love that a dialogue of all things design, home improvement & lifestyle exists and that it's only getting louder. I have always believed and still do that your home, space, surroundings, whatever you want to call it, changes your life and the way you live it. All of you prove it everyday! THANK YOU for continuing the conversation.
I am off to other projects and will keep you posted as they are closer at hand and my talented team has also moved onto other opportunities as well. Who wouldn't want to work with them?
EPISDODE 312 (Cottage Style Patio)
MONA & ERIK have a HUUUUGE backyard and a definite style. The problem is that their style stops at the sliding glass doors leading outside and the outdoors are a bit overwhelming. Where do they start? Everywhere. They both knew what type of function they wanted and how they wanted it to look. Mona & Erik weren't exactly sure how to make that happen. They have done a gorgeous job filling in all the design blanks inside their home. Every room is perfectly designed to suit their style. Also, a big thank you to them for graciously opening up their home and sharing their snacks! You guys were awesome to work with. We had a great time shooting at your home.
Also, this was the longest set up for reveal in RMS history. Two very long days prior to reveal of planting, planting, and more planting. My team and I (especially Jen, Jason, Edgar, Sebastian & Jeremy) are probably still trying to scrub off potting soil. It was a lot of hard work but we kind of had a blast doing it. I laughed and ate so much it still hurts.
Thank you to Jen, Jason, Jared, Edgar & Sebastian for all their talents on one of the biggest RMS makeovers we ever took on!
SIMONE & EDMUND have a spectacular outdoor living area that gives their backyard a finished feel with a cozy living, lounging and dining area. Mona & Erik would like to be able to create those types of living zones. They'd also like a pool, but seriously, we barely have 2 weeks people. Awesome job Simone & Edmund!
KEITH really made his outdoor space feel more enclosed and intimate with the use of water resistant outdoor fabrics. This is definitely something Mona & Erik want to take advantage of. It's a great way to make a large space feel more intimate and private. Keith, you nailed it!
PATTI took an empty piece of property and saw the potential of a lush backyard! HUGE transformation that made her outdoor area a truly soothing space. The addition of a focal water feature was key in Patti's transformation and I wanted to incorporate that for Mona & Erik. Patti, excellent work!
First, I have to personally thank LOWE'S for their incredible participation and generosity to each and everyone of these makeovers and on this one, they went above and beyond. They really outdid themselves this season with what was available for me to choose from when putting this backyard makeover together. It was so much fun. THANK YOU ALL!
-ALL PLANTS & PLANTERS
-Nexgrill Gas & Charcoal Island Grill
-Garden Treasures Living Pensacola Patio Furniture
-Bel Air 3-Tier Rope Fountain
-Coconut Grove Patio Furniture
-Garden Treasures Wicker Bistro Set
-Garden Treasures Branches Benches
-Hunter Northshore Rustic Bronze Ceiling Fan
-Eden Arbors Grand Athens Arbor
-Matthews Fours Seasons Gardengate Trellis
-Joanie Butter Outdoor Pillows
-Dining Table & Chairs set
-Cantilever Outdoor Sun Umbrella: BED BATH & BEYOND
Thank you all for watching and supporting our show!