Belated shout-out to Larry Tate. He knows why.
MPDP appears in a scoop-neck, cap-sleeved, midriff-grazing orange t-shirt and blue jeans. The team is in Monroe, New York, and they're decorating the homes of two sisters: Dawn and Randi. Dawn's teenage son Matt will be helping Dawn, while Randi's teenage daughter Kim will be the other half of Randi's team. We see them all sitting around a patio table. Dangling their feet in the pool are Frank and Amy Wynn. Not dangling her pointy-boot-clad feet in the pool is new designer Kia Steave-Dickerson. Frank pretends to drown an inflatable dog. Kia pretends to rescue it.
Randi and Kim allegedly want their family room turned into a colourful hangout. Currently, two walls are white, with fake wood panelling on the lower half, while one walls is completely covered with panelling and the fourth has no panelling. There's a huge entertainment centre housing computer equipment, a big TV, and assorted audio/video-type stuff. There's a big-ass, blobby, black leather sectional sofa that takes up most of the room. The media centre -- which is black with orangey-toned wood accents -- basically fills one corner of the room, and the furniture is all lined up along the other two walls. Behind the very long part of the couch is a window with both Venetian blinds and curtains (with matching valance) in some really hellish black, brown, and cream pattern. I can't tell exactly what's going on with the floor; it looks like there's a plain rug over beige wall-to-wall carpeting. There are lots of black track lights. Randi says that she and Kim use the room for watching TV, using the computer, and hanging out. Kim thinks that the furniture could be a lot smaller and still as functional. Randi would like it to have a more fashionable and up-to-date look. Kim says that she really likes purple and yellow, and that those are the colours in her bedroom. So she wouldn't mind if the room was purple, but she doesn't think her parents would be too crazy about that. Her mother points out that they let Kim have purple in her bedroom, but for the family room, she thinks they need something more traditional in terms of colour, so that everyone can enjoy it. Translation: "We hate purple, and that room had better not be purple." Kim says that the worst thing that could happen in the room is if they used a "crazy theme -- you know, like if they made it like a big fishbowl or something." Somewhere, a certain brunette is starting to investigate this possibility.