Cast Blog: #INTERIORTHERAPY

Operation Love is a Success!

Ryan's Not So Sexy Style

The Costello Cackle

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

Too Much of a Good Thing

Is Zoila Defecting?

Like a Sitcom

No Ordinary Makeover Show

Back to Life

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.

Jeff's Childhood Nightmares

Get Jenni's take on the toy-filled house.

Flying Sofas

We venture to Echo Park California.
Jessika is an artist and Christian a Visual FX Producer.

The place is full of Jeff's childhood nightmares.
They were married by the Easter bunny, which Jeff finds freaky.
Disturbing dolls and shocking art is not Jeff's idea of serene.
Eyes are everywhere and Christian is worried they are headed to Grey Gardens.
"Piling up crap," Jeff says.
It is a kitchy e-bay explosion.



Christian is completely uncomfortable in his living space.
He has a bar and a beer before going home. Jeff says it looks like an insane asylum.
Shock value and attention.
Cutting because you don't have a voice.
Cluttered, dirty, and dark.
This is not a grown up space.
It’s dark and some of the art is depressing.

Christian wants a space to entertain, but Jessika has a hard time letting go of the clutter.
Cutting yourself as performance art.
Giant soup tins come crashing down the stairs.
Daddy issues are mixed with decorating.
Christian needs to express himself in the décor.
He needs an adult living space.
But he’s a pushover with Jessika...can he be more present?
He wants to open up and have a voice.

Dinosaur with a doll head is now in the dumpster.
Interesting, Jessika does not need to work to be that way.
Let go of the toys....causes a fight.
They need a balanced relationship, 80/20 is not where it's at.
Christian and Jessika go to the hotel.

The scary rats have to go, so do the creepy dolls.
No more eyes here, there, and everywhere. Jessika says leaving your comfort zone is a proof of love.
Art is subjective.
This is an "ah-ha" moment. I can see clearly now...there is evidence with that eye test.

The reveal leaves Christian "speechless" and Jessika says it is "amazing, sophisticated... mind blowing."
Bringing the family together.
Making Jessika's art something that can shine and Christian now feels at home, which hopefully will help their issues and relationship

NEXT WEEK
Interior Engagement:
Two ladies en route to a proposal.