Cast Blog: #TOPDESIGN

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Short And Sweet

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Party!!!

Nathan: Having The Top Design!

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Simple Truths About Top Design

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A Nightmare To Decide

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Naaaaattttthhhhhhaaaaaan!!

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The Eddie Ross Show Was Cancelled

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From Drab To Fab!

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That Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

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Episode Ten: Finale Part 2

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Episode Nine: Finale Part 1

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See Ya Later ...

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Suck It Up!

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I Didn't Make Andrea Cry

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Rules Of Decorating

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Episode Eight: Light It Up

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Episode Seven: Room Of The Future

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Eddie And Preston: City Of Contrasts

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Doom And Gloom ...

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Future Shock

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The More Things Change ...

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We Love Wisit!

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Switch-a-roo

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One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

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Wiiiiiiiiiissssssssssssssssssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!

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Episode Six: Eco-offices

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Oh, My Achin' Muscles!

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Triple Threat

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Get Your Running Shoes On

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Triathlete's Foot

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Episode Five: Triathlon Of Decorating

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Bachelors, Briefs, And The Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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Survival Of The Fittest

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Dude, Where's My Design?

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Bachelor Party

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Jennifer: Shut Down

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Bye Ker-bear (aka Big Daddy). We Will Miss You!!

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Windows That Wow

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Pigs In Lipstick

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Episode Three: Window Display

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Big Daddy Doesn't Know Best

Short And Sweet

Kelly Wearster's behind-the-scenes take on the first episode.

Top Design is premiering already? So soon? Let me state clearly and unequivocally that I have never read, written, or even thought about a "blog" before in my life, so please, everyone, although this will be short and sweet this week, consider yourselves duly warned. One reason I loved the designers being paired up in the first challenge is because interior design IS teamwork.

Whether you're working with contractors, consultants, landscape or lighting designers, an interior designer must feel comfortable with the collaborative process. Seeing the programs handed over to the design teams and seeing six resulting designs emerge was very exciting for me.
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Being on the judges panel meant none of us saw a thing going on behind the scenes. Seriously, we saw the designers receive their program and then were around to review the final results. It will be awesome to actually watch the episodes, witness the design process as it unfolds, and find out whose idea it really was to paint the walls blue, throw down that shag rug, or just throw down. I know the designers all worked very hard for Alexis on this first challenge, who couldn't have been more gracious. Letting someone go at the end of the episode was difficult because we knew how hard the designers must have worked. Going from schematic to conceptual to design to implementation and installation in such a short amount of time...I can't imagine.