Fast-forward sequence, and then MPDP tells Amy and Michael to open their eyes. Amy says, "Oh my God." Michael: "Whoa." Behind Amy's head, I can see that the paint job around the curved muntins of the round window is painfully sloppy. Amy says that the room is awesome, and points out the cabinets around the range hood. Michael agrees that they're great, and points out the island, adding, "And a bench -- whoa!" Michael says that the "cello cabinet" is fantastic. MPDP explains that it's a bass, and describes what's behind it. Michael mentions the countertop, and Amy exclaims, "I don't see the top of my dishwasher anymore!" Michael says that it's amazing, mentioning the backsplash. They continue to react with glee and MPDP suggests that they go see if their friends like their Pink Palace.
Well, the walls, ceiling, doors, radiator, and trim are high-gloss fuchsia -- basically, everything is except the window glass and the floor. I'll bet Hildi would love to paint out window glass. Actually, the colour could also be described as "borscht with a dollop of sour cream mixed in" (tm jerseydevil). The floor is covered with thin squares of charcoal grey foam, and the windows are covered with heavy wine-coloured velvet curtains. They've installed a long white floating shelf at the far end of the room, with three framed photos above it and a keyboard sitting on it. Along the wall where the desks had been is the big pink vinyl sofa, with a too-deep seat and an asymmetrical, curved back. There are some wine-coloured velvet and sequined pillows on it, along with two pink vinyl bolsters at each end. The sofa has stark white legs that light up. In front of the sofa is a fluffy beige area rug, upon which is a small glass coffee table with white conical legs. Gabe and Lee's snow globe collection is amassed on the coffee table. The colour of that area rug is really off for this room. The "funky" swivel chair Hildi's upholstered in the velvet, which is supposed to be Lee's office chair now too, is arranged facing the sofa. One the wall where the futon couch had been is now a built-in desk/shelf unit in white. It's just ridiculous. It looks nice, but it's almost totally useless. The "desk" surface is barely large enough for the monitor -- and nothing else. There's no room to work at all. The desk is flanked by two tall, narrow columns of shelves -- four on each side above the desk surface, and one below. The wall space in between, above the monitor, has been decorated with pictures. The velvet curtains for the window above the radiator end at the window sill. There's something about non-floor-length velvet curtains that's just silly. At each end of the sofa are the barberry plants, to no effect whatsoever. No matter -- they won't survive in there anyway. Above the sofa are two more framed photos.