I don't know if any of you guys are Bravo TV junkies...but I honestly don't know how I ever lived without it! From Project Runway, My Life on the D-List, and Top Chef to newer favs like Shear Genius, Make Me A Supermodel and Tabatha's Salon Takeover - Bravo TV definitely satisfies my reality TV craving and then some! Last year I got into another newish Bravo show called Top Design. Top Design does for interior decorators what Project Runway does for fashion designers. Each week, up and coming interior decorators compete in a variety of design challenges and "Pop Design" quizzes, all in the hopes of winning fame, great prizes and the title of 'Top Design.' You have your panel of judges: Interior decorator India Hicks is your Heidi Klum, pottery/textile designer Jonathan Adler is your Michael Kors and Margaret Russell, the Editor and Chief of Elle Decor Magazine is your Nina Garcia. Finally add in quirky designer Kelly Wearstler as a final judge and designer Todd Oldham as your friendly neighborhood Tim Gunn.
In this past Wednesday's episode (episode 8), called "Light It Up" the remaining 5 contestants had to design a room around an upscale chandelier from Swarovski! As the beautiful India Hicks introduced the challenge, I immediately recognized the stunning, $20,000 Swarovski Blossom Chandelier hanging there in the showroom, just glittering away. Anyway, the "Pop Design" challenge winner from that day, Eddie Ross, Senior Style Editor of Martha Stewart Living Magazine (and publisher of his own blog, EddieRoss.com) got to pick the order the designers chose their chandeliers. The order was as follows:
(Below) Eddie: Glitterbox by Georg Baldele (Photography: Top - Georg Baldele; Bottom - Bravo TV)