At home with Marni Jameson: Design podcast pulls back curtain on TV home makeover shows | Home & Garden

“Those TV home makeovers that happened in a one-hour episode? People don’t realize, I had a crew of 100, and it took us a week to do one house.” I am talking with Mark Brunetz, the Emmy-Award winning co-host of “Clean House,” a series that ran on the Style Network from 2003 to 2011.

“You mean that wasn’t reality?” I am so gullible.

“I sensed this disconnect between what was being presented and what was really happening that nobody was talking about,” he said, of the nine years he worked on the show. “The shows featured the beginning and the end, and glossed over and glamorized the middle. It shortchanged the design process, which has so much more depth.”

He often thought, “Man, if people only knew the story behind the story, that design is about so much more than putting pretty things in a room and the

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Teen Mom Chelsea Houska shows off ‘clean’ kitchen & dining room in new photo after fans slam ‘ugly farmhouse’

TEEN Mom star Chelsea Houska gave fans a glimpse inside her ‘clean’ kitchen and dining room after facing backlash over her ‘ugly farmhouse.’

The reality star and husband Cole DeBoer built their South Dakota dream home together.

Chelsea Houska showed off her 'clean' kitchen and dining room online

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Chelsea Houska showed off her ‘clean’ kitchen and dining room onlineCredit: Social Media – Refer to Source
She snapped a photo, revealing that it's not always like that

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She snapped a photo, revealing that it’s not always like thatCredit: Instagram/downhomedeboers

Chelsea proudly showed off her home on Instagram after much backlash from fans who don’t agree with her design sense.

She shared a snap of her spotless kitchen and dining room, revealing that it’s apparently not a common occurrence.

She captioned the post: “Had to document that it’s clean and I don’t have laundry piled on the dining table for once.”

Fans seemed to relate to the post, with one commenting: “Isn’t that what dining room tables are for”

Another

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Pennsylvania garden and home shows: What’s happening in 2021 and what’s not? | Food + Living

While gardens throughout Pennsylvania sit dormant in the winter, garden shows usually bloom.

This year, COVID-19 has changed each one of the shows in the Lancaster County region.

Here’s more about which shows are canceled, which ones are postponed and which ones are now virtual.


For the Love of Orchids: canceled

This annual orchid show hosted by Susquehanna Orchid Society has brought more than 1,000 orchids to Hershey Gardens. The 2021 show has been canceled. Organizers are planning for the 2022 show, says Lorna Deibert.

Here’s a tour of Little Brook Orchids, a Lancaster greenhouse that focuses on orchids.


Philadelphia Flower Show: postponed and now outdoors

The biggest indoor flower show in the world (and the longest-running) has been postponed and will move outdoors for the first time in its nearly 200-year history. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will bring the flower show to FDR Park in South Philadelphia June 5-13

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Latest Survey Shows Covid-19 Pandemic Driving Residential Design Trends

The American Institute of Architect’s third quarter 2020 Home Design Trends Survey shows a strong jump in the number of home offices, exercise and yoga spaces, flex rooms and indoor quality products being requested by homeowners. Interior designers across the country are seeing the same trends, all of which can be attributed to the pandemic.

Topline Survey Results

The biggest jump on the AIA summary was among home office requests, which more than doubled. Compared to 29% for 2019, 68% of architects shared that clients are asking for these dedicated rooms. That correlates to millions of professional employees

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