Margaret Russell

Why Margaret Russell thinks this week was 'juicy.'

on Feb 14, 2007

Each had a few standout design flaws, but the judges agreed that Team Tahiti was the most successful at this challenge. (The producers and crew, however, were shocked. Most of them were sure we'd nix Tahiti because the hut looked so spare and unfinished.) The space was sexy, the furnishings sophisticated, and those ethereal curtains were simply magical. We all thought it needed a roof or at least a scrim to shield the deck - they had the materials, why they didn't just finish it? Andrea said that it was a conscious decision, but a cabana should provide refuge and shade. Team Tahiti might have won the challenge, nevertheless their hut needed a hat.