Monday, February 2, 2009

Design Star Louisvillager: The Real Story

Fun fact about Lou: She has no taste. Or she has taste, but it's not very good. Her design ethos runs somewhere along the Velvet Elvis meets Martha Stewart meets Mardi Gras lines. Jarring. Incongrous. Hey, I like it, but...

So remember how Mama made a couple of New Year's resolutions? One was to take classes? Well, to make good on that we signed up for an interior design class with the JCPS Lifelong Learning program. It was supposed to start today, but Icepocalypse 2009 has postponed the start of all the classes that were supposed to start this week. The good news: there's probably still time to sign up for Carpentry II: Joints and Rafters, if you're so inclined.

In other Louisville design news, tomorrow at 5:30pm on the Louisville at Home show on the WB our new friend Tracee Dore will be sharing the real scoop from behind the scenes of last season's Design Star.

Hopefully within the next few weeks, I'll have a chance to sit down and chat with Ms. Dore. She was very sweet and forthcoming in a recent email, saying that she took full responsibility for her actions, but that the show's producers really did set out to make her the villian.

"But this villian has a husband who's a cop, three adorable kids and a business," Dore writes. "I hate to shop- they sooo left out the details like that I had to go to 7 different places like the drywall distrubutor, tile store, lighting store, lumber yard, etc... there was no Lowe's or Home Depots on the list of places we could go. The challenges really all went great for me- they just showed every bad part, but no good comments from Vern or other judges."

Dore says she and Michael from the show remain best of friends and are looking at possibly teaming up again in the future.

I'm sure we'll learn more from the design veteran tomorrow on Louisville at Home (oof, what a cumbersome website). She promises that "It shows the real me." Mama can't wait!

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