The two couches have been "slipcovered" in loose white fabric. And when I say "slipcovered," I mean the cushions look like the fabric is either safety-pinned onto them or that they're inserted in drawstring bags or something. Here's a tip: slipcovers that are loose and wrinkly when they're first put on look the best they're ever going to look. It's all downhill from there. The sofas are placed at right angles to each other, and each is piled with loads of pillows in dark purple velvet and shiny violet fabric. The wall with the two large windows and the two small windows above them is covered with white linen floor-to-ceiling drapes which look like they've been slept in. I guess MPDP spent all her time ironing Vern's drapes. But at least the drapes hide the silly window design. There's a skinny black floor lamp on each side of the window, sort of floating in the middle of nowhere. Between the couches is the new coffee table, which is stained very dark as well and has a basket in the centre with candles and flower petals in it. Underneath the coffee table is a small greyish-purple rug. It kind of looks like one of those bound carpet remnants you can get at a flooring store. On the wall underneath the three square windows (each of which now features a faux stained-glass purple diamond) are three rows of three pictures each, framed in black. The scale of each picture as well as the overall arrangement is way too small for the room and the off-centre placement of these tiny elements under the much larger windows above just looks weird. Underneath the pictures is the restained nine-drawer cabinet, which doesn't seem to have come out as dark as the other stuff, and doesn't seem significantly improved over the way it looked before. And don't forget the bright red surprise inside the TV cabinet.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B- | 350 USERS: C+
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