New Series Alert! Jeff Lewis, Mary McDonald are Green with 'Property Envy'
The two Bravolebrities join Stephen Collins and Brandie Malay for a design-themed panel talk show.
Want more Jeff Lewis? (We do too, but don't tell him! It will go right to his head!) Well, we've got very exciting news. First of all, Flipping Out is coming back for a seventh season. Seventh! Time flies when you're flipping out.
Secondly, Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis is back! Well, it will be. On Tuesday, July 9th at 9/8c. Here's your first look at the new season.:
But wait -- that's not all! Introducing... Property Envy, which will premiere following Interior Therapy with back-to-back episodes at 10/9c and 10:30/9:30c.
Property Envy is a 30-minute panel talk show hosted by Stephen Collins with Jeff Lewis (you'd think we liked him or something!), prominent interior designer Mary McDonald and Chicago-based real estate guru Brandie Malay breaking down the world of luxury real estate, cutting-edge home technology and trendsetting décor. The world’s most exclusive and expensive homes throw open their doors as every week, the design-obsessed host and esteemed panelists dive into everything from one-of-a-kind cultural landmarks to $45 million dollar houses and everything in between.
While Jeff and Mary are Bravo veterans at this point, here's a bit more information about Stephen and Brandie, new members of the Bravo family!
Stephen Collins is a hotelier, designer, art historian and television host with a wealth of knowledge in architecture, the arts, design, people and travel gleaned from 17 years spent abroad and working in different fields, running his own businesses and immersing himself in different cultures. He genuinely is a graduate from the "University of Life." At the age of 13, Collins developed a very early interest in the arts in general and began collecting furniture, silver and glass which started a lifelong passion. He began his studies in History of Art and developed a great love of, and preference for, the English vernacular styles in architecture and went on to study History of Art, Design and Film at Staffordshire Polytechnic.
In his 17 years abroad -- two years in the United States, one year in Italy, four years in Morocco, a further nine in France and a year in Mexico -- Collins was exposed to extraordinary places and people, most of whom were in some way arbiters of style, fashion and architecture. Then in 1996, Collins opened an interior design business which he ran for three years before opening a hotel in Morocco. In 2005, he opened Hum and Purry, a business based around a 10,000 square foot show room selling furniture and objects from around the world. He then worked in hospitality as the development manager at The Ivy and The Club at The Ivy in London. Alongside this, Collins has been involved with the renovation and development of a number of properties both in England and abroad. As a television host in the UK, he has been featured on House Gift and House Guest for ITV.
Brandie Malay is a nationally recognized real estate expert, appearing on programs such as Today Show, CNN, CNBC, and Fox Business News. After more than a decade in real estate and $175 million in closed transactions, she consistently sells properties faster and for more money and is in the top 2 percent of Realtors in the country. Spending weekends browsing open houses with her parents for fun, the real estate "seed" was planted early on for Brandie, a native of Columbus, Ohio. The seed grew into a dedication and passion for making client goals a reality and helping houses become homes. As the former host of the top-rated design shows Designed to Sell in Chicago and Hidden Potential, Brandie’s expertise in design and staging complement her real estate know-how to bring a unique blend of talent, energy and client focus to help buyers and sellers find real estate success.
With expertise in downtown Chicago real estate as well as the North Shore, Brandie adeptly serves a broad range of clients, but especially loves opening doors to the North Shore for new homeowners who want to find roots in the communities where Brandie personally calls home and raises her own family.
Welcome, Stephen and Brandie! We're going to go clean our apartments now.