Shout-out number two for CydW -- in the same week, even.
MPDP appears (wearing a light blue V-neck T-shirt and painted-on jeans) in front of a huge old place, which I think at first is one of the houses they'll be doing, even though I know better, and realize that they always pick some local point of interest for the opening. She says they're in Syosset, New York. She's in front of Teddy Roosevelt's house. She mentions that he's the only President from Long Island, and that he used this "summer White House" as an escape from the chaos of New York City. For some reason she's swept her bangs off her forehead, but has got the wings going on big-time. I don't think so.
We see Amy Wynn (yay! And thank God!) and Gen and Vern. Gen's sitting on a wooden bench with Vern's head in her lap. They're looking through a pile of Good Housekeeping magazines, since one of the homeowners is its decorating editor. They feign interest in the periodical. It's so not the reading material I can picture any of them choosing. MPDP, perched in a rocking chair on Teddy Roosevelt's porch, quotes him, saying, "'All the resources we need are in the mind.'" She thinks the designers will agree with that, given the show's restrictions on time and money. We see a small sailboat, with all four homeowners on it. There's a life preserver that says "S.S. Trading Spaces." There's a shot of Carrie and James, who have been married for eight years. He's a lawyer; she's in market research. They're "looking for a total transformation of their 1970s kitchen." There's a shot of their kitchen, which has very dark cabinets with bevelled inset panels, white appliances (except for the dishwasher, which is almond), and a greyish, kind of mottled vinyl floor. There's a single sink in the corner between the fridge and stove. The countertops look kind of greyish. The walls look white. James says the cabinets are shot, and thinks they'd look good painted or refinished in some way to brighten up the room. Carrie says the floor couldn't be worse. James suggests that tile or wood would be nice. Carrie likes wood. She also says she likes country French: reds, yellows, greens...really warm tones. They're not looking for a really long narrow table; they just want something that can seat six. There's a shot of their tile-topped table and simple wooden chairs, which are in front of a large window (two double-hung six-over-six windows). Off to one side there's a large closet with folding louvered doors.