I don't even know why I watch this show. I always end up swearing at the telly screen, which I don't like doing because our telly has been very good to us the past couple of years. I'm just absolutely amazed at some of the people who come on that show and describe themselves as "designers." I've yet to see anything eye-catching or innovative. It really makes me worry that maybe that's the best Ireland has to offer. I have to keep telling myself that it's ok, because the kinds of Irish designers who actually are innovative and forward thinking wouldn't be caught dead on an RTE reality show. I also think that perhaps I'm looking at it from the wrong perspective; that the people on the show know that they have to appeal to the general public to win, but then again, even if that's so, it still does not excuse some of rooms I've seen on the show. Here's some examples:
I know I've seen this room on daft somewhere...hmmm....
No amount of lilies is going to save this room from such a bland colour scheme.
Ok, I'm not a designer or anything, but seriously! This person should have known better than to leave a room so empty and barren-looking.
Oh my GOD! Attack of the beige walls!!! This is a good example of how not to use pastels.
Furthermore, there seems to be absolutely no camaraderie between the designers. What ever happened to inspiring each other and benefiting from each other's ideas and knowledge? Sadly, I'll probably continue to watch the show as it gives me something to yell at.