Sorry, I'm taking a little time off, since there is nothing to blog at the moment. So I'm going to try reposting a few gems from the archive. This one is from March 4, 2007, when we lived in our last apartment. Enjoy!
Decorating Schmecorating: or What we did on our Top Design vacation!
So, we have a week off from Top Design. Most people's reaction seems to be "Oh, thank goodness; we needed a break!" It's not a good sign for a show when people are glad it's off for a week.
During our time off Eric and I decided to redecorate one room in our apartment for each of the Top Design challenges so far. OK, we didn't really do that. But it's a good idea; someone should do it!
Instead we thought we would share our decorating secrets with you:
Step one: have a drink!
[For the photo shoot Eric Three Thousand is wearing vintage Wrangler in %100 Polyester]
Next, put on some music!
[The painting is by an extremely unknown artist named Helen Parks. If you've heard of her let me know]
Wash your hands repeatedly (OCD sufferers only)!
[The bathrooms have the only original lighting fixtures in the apartment. They're groovy!]
Then read a style magazine such as Architectural Digest or Hello magazine!
Repeat step one (see above)!
Relax in the garden!
[I planted those snapdragons last spring and they just won't die!]
Get inspiration from Kylie Minogue (mainly applies to Other Eric)!
[I had to put up the vintage lighting fixture to replace the horrible new one that was put up before we moved in. We also had to reapply the acoustic cottage-cheese ceiling. Just kidding!]
Move the entire contents of your studio apartment into one bedroom of your new place!
[The book shelves were super cheap at Office Depot but they fit the wall perfectly for a built-in look. p.s. I know that painting is too small for the wall but, living in Los Angeles, I can't stand having something big and heavy hanging over a bed]
Don't forget to ask Tim Gunn for advice!
Tim Gunn: "Barbie, you're looking a little Joan Collins there."
Barbie: "Would you rather I look like that My Scene tramp standing behind you?"
Finally, fix yourself a little snack!
[Eric Three Thousand mostly lives on beer and Tic Tacs but will make an exception for SPAM musubi]
And that's how you can get a beautiful apartment like ours!
[We found the painting over the couch at a thrift store for $25! What do you mean you think we got ripped off?]
Eric will put up some other nice pictures of our apartment on his blog, Everything Eric in a couple of days. Hope you had a nice week off. Now it's back to the torture of watching Top Design!