Got the design boards done, found a cute TV-friendly outfit to wear, added some extra makeup for filming, showed up on time.
I had no idea what to expect, but it was a lot of fun. We talked about the design challenges and what the homeowner and I worked on. We talked it through and then they picked the interesting parts to make up a TV segment. No script, we just talked it all through.
This Old House does each segment in one take, so when the brain freeze happened as I was supposed to be talking about a stained glass windows and color and no words came out, it was “from the top.”
The producers were great and Kevin, the host, kept up the flow. Everyone was so nice and helpful.
You’ll have to tune in to see how it went. I might have said too many decorator terms like : “It’s going to be great,” and “It will be really beautiful,” but think I got away without one “fabulous” escaping from my lips.
I kept telling myself: stand up straight, shoulders down, look relaxed, but being a “TV star” (yeah, right) is not that easy!