It's not a bad room, but not great, either. Don't like the chunky mosaic tile job on the fireplace. It looks like cartoon flagstone: big and one-dimensional. I'm glad they covered up those sills. The soft colours are okay, though I personally don't care for pastels, and there's nothing that clashes glaringly. The fabric seems to be draped and stapled on the sofas, but at least they're not sporting those dreadful ready-made slipcovers. The fishnet is ridiculously kitschy and makes it look like a cheap fish-and-chip shop. He has definitely changed the feel of the room, though I think a lot of that can be attributed to having the windows covered. I'd like to see what this looks like with all the windows exposed. The room is more pulled-together-looking, and that's saying something for one of Frank's rooms. I have no idea whether this is up Jennifer's and Dennis's alley.
Frank thinks the room is very tranquil compared to the rest of the house. MPDP agrees, and raves about the fireplace. Frank talks about how he needed the arrangements of dried grass to balance the big chimney pipe. MPDP asks him about the surprise table Amy Wynn made; Frank sings Amy Wynn's praises for that and many other things. MPDP says he's $105 over budget. Good gravy. Where's all the money? Seriously. This room looks like it would cost about half that. Frank whips a hundred-dollar bill out of his pocket and hands it to her. She says she'll spot him the five bucks, and asked what put him over. He says he just went over the edge. MPDP suggests he keep a running tally. Frank: "But that takes the surprise out of it at the end."