Key swap. Boring. I note that a wide, short v-neck is incredibly flattering on MPDP. If she needs an evening gown, she should look for one with a neckline like that and get a beautiful-but-not-too-flashy necklace.
Chris and Stacey find Doug and Ty laying boards out on the floor. When Chris and Stacey arrive, Doug and Ty start tossing a football back and forth. Ty eventually takes the ball from Doug and hurls himself onto the bed, face down, and howls. Doug's wearing a black short-sleeved t-shirt and jeans, looking his usual telegenic self. Stacey says they want to make the room romantic and give it back to the parents. As Ty hauls in wood, Doug announces that they're going to call the room "Barrier." He plans to build a big wall -- six and half feet tall -- to divide the room into sleeping and sitting areas. He says they're going to paint the walls "butternut," and then I guess the divider wall is going to be "rust." Stacey loves that. They unload the room.
Frank is lying on the bed and pointing at items to keep or lose. When his team arrives, Michelle says they need to liven up the colours and "get rid of some of the nineteenth-century-ness of it." She wants to make it more modern, intimate, and exotic. Frank holds up an ornately decorated incense package and says it's the inspiration for the room. He's planning "really rich, warm, understated colour for the wall." He says they're going with the existing burgundy and blue colours, but they're going to embellish them. They're going to do artwork, bedding, and a canopy. They're going to make a TV stand out of a white chest of drawers. He says that when they shut the door to the bedroom, they'll be in India during the colonial period. This, I've gotta see. Frink and I exchange the usual skeptical glances we share anytime non-Indians purport to do something Indian. Jody and Michelle are on board. Frank does a little happy dance. The room is unloaded.
Ty is busily building the wall -- inside the room, mind you, so we won't have any of these "oh my gosh, the piece doesn't fit" non-dramas. Doug gets Ty to explain to his team that they're not using sheetrock because it's time-consuming.
Frank shows his team a potted dark purple petunia. I know they look like used Kleenexes half the time, but I've got a soft spot for petunias because they're cheap, they're colourful, and they bloom all damn summer if you deadhead them regularly. Frank says he's not going for that exact colour, but that he wants that "velvety opulence, that rich Indian look." Now I'm interested. He reveals his paint; it's a beautiful medium blue-toned purple in the can. Of course I love it. I'm scared, though; there are a bunch more quart cans of paint. Frank shows a dark blue paint which he says is for the window wells.