Well, it's pretty typical room for Frank. It's a little less fussy than he often goes for, but I just don't think he has any colour sense to speak of, though I do like the wall colour. Those ready-made slipcovers are by and large pretty awful, and the bows you have to tie them with are just ugly. I'm not sure if these people use their fireplace, but if they do, they may not enjoy having all the furniture oriented away from it. Still, at least some of it is oriented toward the TV, which I presume is in the armoire. There's nothing particularly special or coherent about the design. It's just kind of disjointed and meh.
Frank says he had a really good time working with his team. He's in his black and orange "flames of hell" shirt. MPDP and Frank rave about Tracee's and Brian's senses of humour and energy. Frank says his inspiration for the room was "all about paper" -- paper lampshades, paper notes, paper on the fireplace. MPDP says that the gold in the living room works so well with the yellow that's in the kitchen. We see a shot of where the two walls meet in the corner of the dining room, but it rather looks to me like the colours clash: the kitchen is a cooler, more lemony yellow. Frank says, "I call it sort of a suede-y, sort of a chamois colour." MPDP says he bought ready-made slipcovers and curtains because he could get them cheaper than making them himself. Frank adds that he hates to sew. She says that he spent $995.97. MPDP mentions that the ottoman has been refreshed as well. The slipcover on it just looks really sloppy and ill-fitting. Frank says it's actually the dog bed. Well, if so, I don't think the dog's going to care too much for the tray on the thing. Apparently, the dog sleeps on the ottoman by keeping his feet on the floor and putting his front paws and head on the ottoman. I can't see how that could be comfortable -- at least not for long. The cover's removable and washable to accommodate the canine usage. MPDP says that Frank thinks of everything.
Fast-forward sequence, and then MPDP brings in Brian and Tracee. When they open their eyes, they flip out. Tracee jumps around and says, "Oh, my God!" She adds, "I said I wasn't gonna say that!" Brian thinks it's awesome. Tracee loves the fireplace. A close-up shot shows that there are actually spaces between some of the torn pieces of paper. I can't decide if that's better or worse than having them overlap. Tracee says that the entertainment centre's the same. As they keep flipping out, Frink's dumsquizzled. He contorts his face at me and says, "Guess they don't get out much." I just respond with a shrug that gets wearier every week. Eighty episodes next year? You know how sometimes when a show is cancelled the fans go all nuts with email and letter campaigns trying to convince a network to keep the show alive? Is it possible that Trading Spaces will be the first show in history to force it fans to beg the network not to produce so many episodes? Back to the reveal: Brian can't believe Frank and his team didn't paint the entertainment centre. He notices the storage boxes. It suddenly occurs to me that those lids might be rather heavy and dangerous for little fingers. (So I'm slow. I'm not a parent. Sue me.) Tracee keeps exulting and "oh my gosh"-ing. She loves the colours. Brian says, "Look at the rug!" Tracee: "Look at the drapes!" Brian, again, "Look at the rug!" Tracee squeals: "I'm so glad to have a rug!" More "wow"s. Brian mentions the colour on the wall: "What a beautiful colour." Tracee says she's so relieved. Brian says he's so shocked. MPDP points out the artwork and tells them that they can read it later. Brian hopes that Steve and Julie like their house just as much.