Cast Blog: #INTERIORTHERAPY

Too Much of a Good Thing

Ryan's Not So Sexy Style

The Costello Cackle

Operation Love is a Success!

Jeff's Childhood Nightmares

The Bickering Beechers

Hayden's Home Takeover

Jeff Conquers the Castle

Jenni's Near Death Experience

Barbara's New Kitty City

Jeff and Pol's Explosion

When Jacuzzis Fly

Big and Plenty

Color Without the Cans

Wee Weenie Art

Unspoken and Unresolved

The Golden Rule

All That Gitters Isn't Gold

Keep It Cozy

More Than Meets the Eye

Compromise and Sexual Coupons

Jenni's Makeover Musts

Work in Progress

Is Zoila Defecting?

Like a Sitcom

No Ordinary Makeover Show

Back to Life

Too Much of a Good Thing

Jenni thinks Bob truly had a personal and emotional breakthrough.

Interior Therapy with Jeff Lorsch or Too Much of a Good Thing in Lorsch Land

I was somewhat the tough lover this week with Bob and Kira. As Jeff and I learned through every episode of this series, everyone has a personal story and memories attached to their belongings.

Bob had such an interesting story. I felt that in Bob's life people had hurt and disappointed him, but his possessions hadn't. He had done such good for people through charity because of his special treasures and he felt such a passionate and emotional connection to them. But his greatest treasure, Kira, had felt neglected, overlooked, and ignored. We were there to help Bob move from the past and be in the present to truly experience and appreciate his future.

As the week progressed I felt Bob had a personal and emotional breakthrough. All he needed to know was that his things were going to end up with someone who would love and appreciate them as much as he had.

The gallery was beautiful, and Jeff Lorsch and I (Jeff is still waiting for the adoption papers to go through) were proud of the art gallery that would then pay it forward and help raise money for charities.

A recap of reasons to watch this week:

Question:
When does priceless artwork everywhere become torture?

Answer:
When it upstages your relationship with the person you love.

The Task:
How do I get Jeff's eye off being adopted by very rich Bob and back on target?

The Distraction:
Jeff is overcome by the powers of a very expensive mattress and I discover pillows can be perfection.

A blue elephant from old girlfriend will have to go, along with a lot of other stuff.

Jeff's Lorsch Life fantasies are not being supported by me, who was left to manage the work.

Jeff soaks his toes in the jacuzzi and practices ways to say, "I have a rich daddy."
Another Question:
Zoila wonders if a two hundred thousand dollar rug can fly.

Oh, the Statue:
The close encounters of a very large crane and a very large art bronze almost stopped my heart. If bronzes could write thank you notes, we would get one for moving our new friends from trash to treasure.

Insults:
Jeff called beloved '50s icon Howdy Doody a "Chuckie doll."
We could be in real trouble!
There will be tears!

More Conflict:
Will I drop a priceless work of art and spend my life making payments?

The moral of this story is…

Watch Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis give new meaning to charity begins at home.

Keep tuning in, tell your friends, and let us know your advice, we can use it!

Operation Love is a Success!

Jenni dishes on the pressure of having to set up the perfect engagement for Kenia and Danielle.

Will the Girls Take It to the Next Level?

Danielle is a Dog Groomer.
Kenia is a Behavioral Specialist.
They have been living together for five and a half years.
Kenia says Danielle has a "strong personality," which translates as Danielle gets things her way.

A pool table dominates the living room.
Danielle dominates everything else.
Kenia wants to get married, but Danielle seems to be reluctant.
Jeff sees the decor as "a sorority house but for lesbians."

Two women with big personalities, big attitudes, and big accents.
Kenia says because Danielle owns the house, everything has to be her way.
The "our home" translates quickly to "it's still my house."
That is not Kenia's idea of what she has dreamed of since she was little.

Kenia is the cook and thinks the kitchen is a nightmare.
Danielle hates the bar that Kenia built when she was away.
Jeff sees the bar as the only expression of Kenia in the house. Kenia wants to get married to Danielle in New York.
To encourage and support, Jeff buys wedding magazines.
He wants Danielle to recognize the needs of her partner, something he says he has to work to do.
Danielle exits and whispers she doesn’t need our "encouragement."
She already has a ring.
And she tells us she hates not being in control.
This could kill the relationship.



When these girls play pool, they dent the walls.
Jeff targets the kitchen for remodel so Kenia "will have a win."
They need to see their combined personalities in the space. Our Goal: A brand new kitchen in five days.
This is a clean house with not much for Zoila to do, so she breaks a wine glass.
Kitchen demolition is an emotional experience.
To relax the atmosphere Jeff plays a shoe prank on a girl you shouldn't mess with.

Danielle is still nervous about commitment.
To help out I sing about a bridal store in the parking lot.
Shopping for the kitchen reveals the problem.
Danielle overrides Kenia's choices and stalls with tile decisions.
Jeff is out of patience and sees this as the real relationship indicator.


Danielle is waiting for a perfect time and place to make the commitment.
Jeff sees me as a proposal expert because I'm experienced.
Spelling out will you marry me with asparagus and strawberries is not Jeff's idea of cool.
Danielle and I have lunch and she thinks most of my proposal ideas are corny.
The puppy idea is a no go.
I start to rap...and we work on a plan. Zoila, Jeff, and Kenia go appliance shopping.
She makes it clear to Jeff: "no ghetto appliances" for this girl.
Kenia calls Jeff tiny tush in Spanish and plans to teach him some dirty words.
Zoila has had it with all the engagement talk.
She calls Jeff a genius and crazy in the same breath.

We are running way behind with the kitchen.
These girls know how to threaten.
Jeff brought in crickets as retaliation -- a boy and his bugs.
Kenia shouts, "He's a sick little man!"
Hotel plans for me and the girls.
Jeff is buying them dinner to make up for bugging them.
The surprise romantic proposal atmosphere in the hotel room is my project to manage. "Operation Love"
Danielle says, "If it's not one hundred percent right, I'm not doing it."
Yes, she's talking to me
Rose petals, candles, and candy need to be perfect.
A ring, kisses, and Kenia is crying tears of joy.

Four hours to reveal and at least nine hours of work needs to be done.
Outlets are covered, wood chips are everywhere, and cabinets still have no doors.
Zoila is sweeping.
The refrigerator water line is not turned on.
A fuse is blown...and they are knocking on the door.
The reveal is "gorgeous" and Kenia shows off her beautiful ring.
Jeff says he has a lesson to take home to his own relationship.

NEXT WEEK
"She's got the biggest dick in the room."
I didn't say that, Jeff did.