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Mary Kay Ulsamer

Had to stop reading your post because I haven't seen the last episode yet. I missed quite a few due to DVR malfunction, and the online episodes are too choppy.

So after seeing only a few episodes, I can see myself NOTt missing an episode of Jennifer's show. I rarely watch Bromstad and have never seen Myles of Style, probably because they're low budget makeovers (enough of those on HGTV already), not because of the personalities. But I could watch Jennifer regardless of budget because she is so fun and engaging.


I think Matt has the potential to WOW us in the future but for now I feel like he has only enough time to get the major pieces in the room and it is coming off as if he is trying to find his way. He has to learn to pull a room together in his alotted time. His final design seems to lack flow and a comfort sensability for function. For instance, it would be more comfortable to have the couch in the command position (facing the window and tv). Placing the tv on the window wall would promote a sense of privacy as well as prevent glare. The frame hung too high on the wall in back of the chairs looks so isolated and lonely. The red seems to clash and confuse the soul -- I would want to omit it as it seems like an after thought to bring flow to the dining room. Speaking of which, I like the elements of the dining room but as a whole they don't work. the crystal chandelier needs its space to sparkle and just seems to be fighting with the tract home windows.

Jennifer seems to be more in tune to her client's needs. She designed an awesome firehouse red kitchen for the firefighter family and a used a soothing pallet as a base for the large family as to not create clutter -- that was smart.

She understands design fundamentals and knows how to be bold yet soothing. She has a clear understanding of scale and has proven it with her wall design.

I think what separates the two is the preliminary thought process. Jennifer seems to think it all out first and then put it all together. Matt seems more like he is sculpting or diving into the construction without a design plan. Both are amazing to be able to get anything done in such little time.

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