Hosted by interior design maven Genevieve Gorder, each episode of Best Room Wins challenges two top interior designers to create luxury looks for less for couples in desperate need of a room make-over. The rooms will be judged by Genevieve Gorder along with ELLE DECOR Editor-In-Chief Whitney Robinson and a rotating guest judge. The winning designer will be featured in an online spread on ElleDecor.com. Guest judges this season include powerhouse interior designers Jonathan Adler, Kathryn Ireland, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Thom Filicia, Jeff Andrews and Jamie Bush along with Molly Sims, Jason Wu and India Hicks.
Using the design theme and inspiration from a multi-million-dollar estate, the designers must work to decorate a room that captures the couples’ luxury vision while staying within a $25,000 budget. The judges will determine how well each designer executed their rooms and created a multi-million dollar look for their clients based on three criteria: the overall appeal of the design, how far they were able to stretch their budget and client satisfaction.
I watched both episodes. I guessed the wrong person to win both times. I guess I just don't have the interior design DNA. Last night's episode showed two bedrooms. One was light and bright and the other was dark and layered. I preferred the light room. Whatever.
I watched this last night. Both were L shaped living dining combinations. The older, male designer was apparently a well-established designer for A-listers. The other was a young gal, in business only 5 years in New York. They had $35,000 to transform the spaces. Honestly, when they showed the reveal, it was game over for the guy. The gals room was bright and cheerful while still being very livable and modern. The judges had a hard time trying to pick out flaws. The guys' room just didn't work. He painted the entire fireplace black and then hung the TV over it. So, the first thing one noticed was the heavy black "wall". Not pretty!