It's not a bad room, although it looks sort of like an IKEA catalogue page. Don't care for light blues, baby blues, sky blues all that much on their own; I usually need another colour to be pulled in to make it interesting to me. But not taupe. And not black. The taupe is just wrong, and the black is too severe and heavy. I think the bar is a neat idea, and while I'm not crazy about its design, the HO might get at least as much use out of it as he did his small bistro table. For many homeowners, I'd have to object that Frank's left Jason nowhere to eat -- unless there's a nook in the kitchen, which the kitchen may be just big enough for -- but this guy's never home, so what does he need a dining room for? The way the fireplace is painted is just goofy. But my biggest complaint by far is that not only did they waste time and money (however little) on that stupid string painting, but they hardly used any of Jason's collection of framed work -- framed, people! Not much to do except exert some aesthetic effort to arrange it nicely. No money involved at all for what could have been a huge payoff. And what they did hang was hung badly. Honestly, I would just about kill to have lots more framed photos and pictures in my home, and Jason's were just ignored. Since Jason likes neutral, taupe-y shades, I would have painted the walls that colour, and painted the fireplace the same -- it's nothing special and it's non-functional -- and focused on making a compelling display of Jason's collection. So many HOs have nothing on their walls, or nothing other than trite, mass-produced crap...and Frank makes the guy some string art. The sofa could have worked with a taupe scheme, and the money spent on the sofa could have been spent on more comfortable and durable side chairs, and some better-looking lighting for the bar area. Black would have worked really well with the taupe, too. Still, it's one of Frank's best rooms.
Episode Report CardDeborah: C- | 448 USERS: C+
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