Aug 14, 2008

Calling all TV Addicts- Material Girls Design contest!

I am loving the latest collaboration between Met Home and Showtime…(yes the home magazine and the tv channel teamed up to create “Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House”). What could be better than a mix of TV and design? My two forms of entertainment!

Renowned designers Jamie Drake, Laura Kirar, Vicente Wolf, Amy Lau, White Webb, Tori Golub, Johnny Grey, Luca Andrisani, Enea, Kirsten Brant and Jim Zivic have re-designed a Gramercy Park townhouse into a lavish abode of modernism, enthused by the hit tv series- Californication, Dexter, The Tudors, Weeds, The L Word, and United States of Tara. Love all those shows! I can only imagine what the insides of this home looks like.

The good news is that you get to see it too! Showtime filmed a half hour special around the making of this house. If you have Showtime, you can get it On Demand or on bonus features on Showtime series DVDs. But it gets even better…if you live in New York, you can stop by and actually take a tour of the home! $25 admits you anytime 11-4 pm starting on Sept 13th. More details on //

Here is a sneak peek!

Jamie Drake's "Californication" Design Board

"Hank's Study" rendering - Californication

Laura Kirar's "The Tudors" design board

"The Tudor's" Living Room Rendering

Vincente Wolf's- "The L Word" Design Board

"Weeds" Living Room Rendering

I was so inspired by Met Home’s tv inspired home and Coco Kelly’s recent reader contest (don’t forget- her submissions are due Aug 18th!) that I think it would be fun for our readers to get a chance to design their OWN room based on one of their favorite tv characters! Could be a new or old show but the winner is the one whose room captures the tv character’s personality the best!

For example…
It could be a vacation home for Charlie on Lost (god knows that boy needs a vacation after what he’s been through). It could be a quaint and simple apartment for Pam on The Office, a glam place to party for Audrina and Lauren on The Hills, a renovation of Living Lohan’s Long Island house (someone please- I beg of you, they desperately need it!), a real house for McDreamy (he needs to get out of his trailer), or even Carrie and Big's apartment that we never got to see completed after the movie ended!

After we get all the submissions via email by November 1st, we will announce a winner on November 15th!

Only rules are- it should be a pretty well known tv show and you must include a pair of Swank Lighting lamps in your design board.

Please make a virtual or real scanned in collage of any type of room you choose- feel free to go crazy with fabric samples, furniture/ lighting pics, paint colors, cut outs from magazines- you name it! (and hey if you are a good artist, feel free to include a drawing!) A small description describing your tv character's room and why you chose the decor you did, would be much appreciated- send to [email protected]
**The winner will receive a pair of lamps (valued at more than $2,000) from Swank Lighting!**
We are excited to see what you come up with!


FrenchGardenHouse said...

I have so enjoyed myself this morning, Cafe-au-lait in hand, reading your posts! :)
Hope you have a happy weekend,

Paloma said...

What a fabulous idea! I wish I had Showtime. :(

Jackie Von Tobel said...

WOW! Hadn't heard about this one. I can't wait to tune in. The renderings look interesting. Thanks for the heads up.

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Anonymous said...

Why not give away a subscription to Metropolitan Home - not domino - since the showhouse is a collaboration between them and Showtime?

Emily said...

Hey French GardenHouse, thanks so much! We hope you come back- sounds like a VERY relaxing morning you had!

Anon, was going to do Met Home as a giveaway...but one of the last "polls" we conducted on our site- most people voted Domino as their favorite mag and Met Home was least I thought that was interesting..

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

oooh sounds exciting but I don't have a TV and I live in Morocco so seems like I am out!

PS You might want to remove that New York Blinds spam

Avian said...

Okay, so I should be working (technically, I am at work), but thanks to your post I've been sitting here for about 30 minutes deciding what certain fictitious characters on various tv show's living rooms/bedrooms/bathrooms would look like in "real life".

Hmm ... I wonder if anyone at work would notice me watching Showtime OnDemand in my office. ;)

Great idea! Good luck with the contest!

Emily Johnston | EJ Interiors said...

Hi Avian,

Glad we could distract you from work!! You should definitely enter!! :)