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Yeah, I spent about 20 years in a dorm room. It took me a while to graduate.
– Douglas Wilson
I’m very flattered, but I don’t think I’m the sexiest man on the planet.
Inexpensive is good.
Why stress tomorrow when you can stress today?
It’s a character I’ve created. Actually, that’s pretty much the opposite of me, off a farm in the Midwest.
What people respond to in my room makeovers is the daring design – fearless colors, bold fabrics and occasionally outlandish decor.
Little did we know it would be watched by millions of people and break viewing records.
There is no such thing as a guilty pleasure.
I gave the couple a hint of a design that would work great with the bones of their home. They weren’t ready for it, and they embarrassed themselves and that’s too bad.
I enjoy talking to fans.
There are lighter colors of granite and I like to break the rules.
I’ve made an incredible amount of money stealing fans from homeowners.
I am the young, edgy New Yorker.
I know people don’t think I work.
Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting, I didn’t realize most all of the skills I was exposed to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.
I’m opinionated. I always stick to my design plan. I don’t waver.
I see the same coffee table everywhere. It’s mass marketing.
I’ve enjoyed being a part of something from the beginning, when we were still finding our footing.
In two days, it’s hard to to get the quality you would normally want for a design project.
Designing is a lot like a high-wire act – if the tightrope walker is only six inches off the ground, where’s the excitement?
Use plants to bring life.
I was supposed to be the antithesis of Frank.
I look at each episode in two ways – from a design standpoint and from an entertainment standpoint – this is TV, after all. We usually succeed on at least one of the levels.
Throughout the country, I see the same design problems and solutions over and over.
Being in the design industry, I’ve tended to meet more people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.
A challenge always is good. Normal design does not come under the constraints of a small budget and time frame. But it has helped me to make quick and knowledgeable decisions.