The dramatic strains of Music to Judge a Room By can only mean that the fearsome foursome has arrived in Carisa's loft. And we've had a lot of cruel laughs at Carisa's expense during this forced march together -- well, I've had some cruel laughs anyhow; I can't speak for you people --but she did a real nice job with the room. White and black are the dominant colors, from the floor to the furniture. There's a nice red wall in the dining area that really pops. And the black cubicles -- similar to the wind vent she did back in the hotel challenge -- really make the space look good. "I got really inspired by the architecture," Carisa explains. "Specifically, the leaded glass windows that were in the shape of squares. And I wanted to repeat that motif throughout." Carisa's inspiration? Inexplicably, the movie Big. "Just a creative environment that is adaptable and great for entertaining and blasting music real loud and hanging out or working or jumping on a bed," she says. But what about the giant piano to dance on, Carisa? I don't happen to see one of those. I do see the bed pit, however, and, even more horrifying, I see Jonathan Adler tumbling into it and flashing the other judges what I guess he figures is a "come hither" look. I would describe it more as a "Go thither... go very far thither. I don't think you are thither enough yet. Maybe you should just call yourself a cab" look. We also get to watch Margaret Russell test out the bed, followed by Trudie Styler, who jots down some notes. I can't quite make out her writing, but I assume she's scrawled something like, "Boy, Sting and I could have tantric sex for, like, eight hours on this thing." Carisa's kitchen is... present, and her bathroom appears adequate, too -- the blinds reflect on the mirror in such a way to give the reflection a Picasso painting feel, which is not the first image I'd want to see after a night of debauchery on my sunken bed pit. That ping-pong table we saw earlier is actually a desk, and it doubles as a dining table; sadly, there is no skeeball alley that doubles as a breakfast nook.
Episode Report CardMr. Sobell: C- | 846 USERS: B-
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