I am loving the latest collaboration between Met Home and Showtime…(yes the home magazine and the tv channel teamed up to create “Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House”). What could be better than a mix of TV and design? My two forms of entertainment!
Renowned designers Jamie Drake, Laura Kirar, Vicente Wolf, Amy Lau, White Webb, Tori Golub, Johnny Grey, Luca Andrisani, Enea, Kirsten Brant and Jim Zivic have re-designed a Gramercy Park townhouse into a lavish abode of modernism, enthused by the hit tv series- Californication, Dexter, The Tudors, Weeds, The L Word, and United States of Tara. Love all those shows! I can only imagine what the insides of this home looks like.
The good news is that you get to see it too! Showtime filmed a half hour special around the making of this house. If you have Showtime, you can get it On Demand or on bonus features on Showtime series DVDs. But it gets even better…if you live in New York, you can stop by and actually take a tour of the home! $25 admits you anytime 11-4 pm starting on Sept 13th. More details on http://www.sho.com/
Here is a sneak peek!
Jamie Drake’s “Californication” Design Board
“Hank’s Study” rendering – Californication
Laura Kirar’s “The Tudors” design board
“The Tudor’s” Living Room Rendering
Vincente Wolf’s- “The L Word” Design Board
“Weeds” Living Room Rendering
I was so inspired by Met Home’s tv inspired home and Coco Kelly’s recent reader contest (don’t forget- her submissions are due Aug 18th!) that I think it would be fun for our readers to get a chance to design their OWN room based on one of their favorite tv characters! Could be a new or old show but the winner is the one whose room captures the tv character’s personality the best!
It could be a vacation home for Charlie on Lost (god knows that boy needs a vacation after what he’s been through). It could be a quaint and simple apartment for Pam on The Office, a glam place to party for Audrina and Lauren on The Hills, a renovation of Living Lohan’s Long Island house (someone please- I beg of you, they desperately need it!), a real house for McDreamy (he needs to get out of his trailer), or even Carrie and Big’s apartment that we never got to see completed after the movie ended!
After we get all the submissions via email by November 1st, we will announce a winner on November 15th!
Only rules are- it should be a pretty well known tv show and you must include a pair of Swank Lighting lamps in your design board.
Please make a virtual or real scanned in collage of any type of room you choose- feel free to go crazy with fabric samples, furniture/ lighting pics, paint colors, cut outs from magazines- you name it! (and hey if you are a good artist, feel free to include a drawing!) A small description describing your tv character’s room and why you chose the decor you did, would be much appreciated- send to Emily@ejinteriors.net
**The winner will receive a pair of lamps (valued at more than $2,000) from Swank Lighting!**
We are excited to see what you come up with!