Shout-out to Vel, and props to mieledio for the Gottlieb links.
MPDP appears in jeans and a green flowered blouse with weird sleeves. The crew is in Santa Monica. Cut to the homeowners doing yoga together. They live in the same condo, two floors apart. Our cast today is Vern, Laurie, and Ty. So we've got Yip, Drip, Dip and Mip. The first homeowners are Kristin and Amy, two young women who share a condo. They want their living room redone. They use it for watching TV and working on the computer. It's a large room but has a somewhat awkward shape, which seems to be pretty typical for condos. The walls seem to be a yellowy-beige colour. The rug is beige. There's a simple fireplace with no mantel; this is about the only architectural feature in the room. They've got sofas with light grey upholstery; another sofa with a white slipcover; glass-topped tables; a black IKEA shelving unit; a TV on a small stand; and a small computer workstation. The TV and computer are in corners; the furniture is arranged around the fireplace. It's comfortable-looking but blah. Amy and Kristin describe the room as a hodgepodge and say they feel they need to use the space better and implement some kind of unifying theme. They like clean lines and contemporary design. They're not into "crazy wild" stuff like animal prints. Of their neighbour, Doug, they say that he's recently divorced, so they would like to give him something to "accentuate his bachelor lifestyle." Like what? A series of neon signs pointing to his bedroom?
Cut to the yogi and yoginis. Two of the women are trying to force Doug's legs into the lotus position. He's being a good sport about it. Kristin and Amy have convinced their friend Emily to be Doug's partner for the show. Emily -- who's just the cutest thing -- explains that Amy introduced her to Doug at a dinner party, and that they've been friends ever since. Professor Frink: "They're so into each other." I kind of have to agree. Doug wants his master bedroom done. He says it's where he spends most of his time. Well, never mind those neon signs, then. Sounds like he's doing fine. It's not a big room; I'm guessing 10' or 11' x 14'. He's painted the walls a nice, light green with a yellowy undertone. The carpet is beige. There's a pair of sliding doors that lead to a balcony, covered with extremely long drapes that are more than just puddled on the floor. There's a whole pond there. The green of the drapes seems slightly off from the wall colour. There's a king-sized bed with a frame in a warm wood tone; the headboard has vertical slats. The cover on the bed looks like a muted gold chenille. There isn't much in the room, other than a couple of side chairs and a floor lamp. And a table lamp that's on the floor. And a large framed picture, leaning against the wall. Doug has no dressers or chests of drawers that I can see. I'm not even sure I've seen a closet yet. Emily says that Doug hasn't done much with the room other than paint it "puke green." Hey, it's not that bad a colour. She says he spends most of his time sleeping in there, but she thinks he could be doing a bit more than just sleeping in the bedroom. I think Doug and Emily should discuss her ideas on that front in detail. Doug says that he's tried to be "a little bit more edgy." He doesn't care how good something looks; it has to be comfortable or serve a purpose. Frink's all over that sentiment. Emily thinks Doug needs some storage. He doesn't have anything but a bed, really. Okay, finally I can see that there are three doors in the room. One's gotta be the closet.