Margaret Russell

Why Margaret Russell thinks this week was 'juicy.'

on Feb 14, 2007

Huge thanks to all who sent me photos of your cat rooms, but a few wildly passionate (and downright mean!) viewers need to take a deep breath and calm down! I happen to love cats and I'm devoted to dogs, although I'm not very fond of hamsters or snakes. And of course you can design a room around a cat - or a parakeet for that matter - but that really wasn't the point of last week's challenge. Ryan was asked to design for a client that he assumed to be a 50-year-old woman with a cat. It seems that he changed his scheme only slightly when he learned that Madison was a 10-year-old girl, and the judges agreed that he focused too much on the cat instead of the client. So please feel free to design a room around a cat, just don't expect to win a fancy SUV, a four-page feature in a national magazine, and $100,000 for doing it. Got that?