I wanted to express Kevin’s easy going and masculine attitude throughout the room, so I packed a lot in there!! There were chessboards and mountains of books, clocks and vintage food, and beer signs too. To me Kevin was a lot like a really laid back quarterback that had a great play in mind, and his focus was determined and genuine. I wanted his ambiance to mirror that for sure. To me, Kevin's room was a perfect balance between a man cave and gastro-pub!
The main focal point in the room was the huge chalkboard that expressed the menu items that Rocco’s guests were going to feast upon during the evening….
Was Kevin’s room more “digestible” than Janet’s? I would love to know your thoughts….
Congrats to the great talents Janet and Kevin!
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OMGSH, Janet's room was awesome and that chandelier was amazing! Would so love to have that in my home! Great job!
ps....Janet should've won. :)
I just have to say this is my new favorite show! I love that not only is this show about the food, but also about the decor! I have more friends who have become addicts to this show, including one friend who stayed up to watch all the episodes back to back so he could catch up!
I agree with you about Janet's room. I think her creativity really came out in the room and that though you did an amazing job on Kevin's room, i was on Team Janet all the way!! I know Gastropub is all about comfort but I thought the guests and Rocco might have fell into comfort too much to really appreciate Janet's ideas and your design!
i love the "dog save the queen" poster/canvas? you put on the wall in this episode. If you dont mind sharing would like to know where i could purchase something like that.
Jes, you and Janet Rock!! Rocco missed Janet's talent and brilliance completely. Her kimchi a trois was original, and her design alignment with food was exceptional. My guess is he was miffed that she had worked with chefs more famous (and better) than him, vs. mass-production of the "winner".
I seem to be the only one who tguohht this was really bogus. They didn't like the deconstruction of Janet's salad, but hey were crazy about the bone marrow and the dessert and didn't have major criticisms of any dish. The guy's dinner, the saffron tasted like licking bathroom tile (and damn, I've been tempted to figure out just how she knew that, like Nigella knowing how the inner thigh of an 18th century courtesan quivers) and they didn't like his dessert. I tguohht she had it wrapped up.But beyond that, this is just more of the whole "technically perfect but soulless Asian" that reality competitions tend to trot out. Hung on TC. Even whats-her-name on ANTM. Whitney's getting it now on TNFNS. It's offensive to me, and I don't buy it at all. I think it's just a way to strike back at someone who's done a damn fine job of learning a craft. If you can't beat 'em, call technical perfection a flaw. /end rant. ;)