Design TV Casting Call # 3

As with most design-related projects, the concept of our design TV project continues to twist and turn. The good news is, it seems to be shaping up into exactly the kind of show we’d love to have the opportunity to be a part of! And as an….uh….anxious gal, I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am to be working with such friendly and encouraging people on this thing!

Earlier this summer we did a casting call looking only for people who lived in fixer uppers. After that, we had a casting call looking only for folks who had just purchased a home, but hadn’t moved into it yet. Now, we’ve been given the green light to widen the search even more, so we’re also looking for folks who…

– recently lived in rental home they loved, but for one reason or another couldn’t buy it, so they bought a different home and want it to have the same feel as the home they were renting.

– are “house poor” because they bought for a great location, not because they loved the house. (This dilemma describes our cottage buying experience to a T!)

– have purchased or inherited a family members home and think it’s a great place to live, but are having trouble making it feel like their own.

We’re also still seeking submissions from folks who live in fixer uppers, or have just purchased a home but don’t live in it yet- but we’re beyond thrilled that they’re open to helping folks in some of these other types of situations as well. The more design dilemmas we can help tackle with fellow bloggers and blog readers the better, I say!

I think they’d like for us to do a pretty wide open living space for the pilot, specifically, a living room, dining room, or family room- and (for the pilot) it should be in, or around, Alabama.

So…if any of the above mentioned qualifications apply to you, and you’re interested in having us swing by for a fun 5-day redo the week of September 12th-16th, please send an email to:

[email protected]

Make sure to include photos and information about yourself (and your family), information about the house you’d like help with, and information about your budget. (Note: the network will be adding a nice chunk of change to your budget as well- yessss!)

If you’ve already sent in an email about being a part of the pilot episode with us- don’t fret! Our production company hasn’t made a decision yet, and many of the submissions sent in are definitely still in the running. Plus, who knows…if the show gets picked up, we may be able to work on 12 more makeovers next year! (insert potential dream come true here.)

Thanks in advance for entertaning the idea of teaming up with us…we appreciate the opportunity so much more than I could ever put into words!

PS- We’re also still hoping that fellow bloggers and blog readers who live around the home(s) we shoot at will come out and join in on the redo fun! (insert pretty please with cherry on top here!) Stay tuned for deets about locations on Facebook and Twitter!


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  1. Amber says

    If you are ever in Ohio and need a house to do – I’m your girl. Good luck with the show!!!!!

  2. Beverly Palmer says

    We purchased the house that I grew up in and have been working/adjusting it for 10 years and still can’t get it right! We’re in Florida and would LOVE to have you guys visit. I could sure use the help.

  3. Janny A. says

    Come to OHIO!!! We have a 1950’s ranch house that my husband and I have been working at for years!! We need help with our family room. Best wishes on all you do!

  4. Carrie Z says

    I just applied – very exciting! We live in Memphis and are house poor in order to live in a (the only!) good school district.

  5. Natalie says

    Oh the dates! I think my husband and I have the perfect scenario! We bought our house from my parents, who bought the house from my grandfather (who built the house as his retirement house, he was a preacher). I so need a kitchen and/or den re-do. We still have bright orange kitchen counter tops and an old red/brownish brick fireplace (with a tombstone gray marble mantle). Our kitchen, den, living room and dining room are all wide open to each other. Only one wall with an open doorway separates the kitchen and dining room! We also live in Alabama about 35 minutes from Bham! Only problem is we are going to the Bahamas the week of the 9th – 16th! : ( A much needed vacation, but it makes us a bust for your shoot schedule! Can I still submit just in case…by some chance…miracle from the dear Lord above…they change the dates on you?

  6. Jill says

    Bummer – does that mean you guys won’t be at junk bonanza this year? I was hoping to have a “celebrity’ sighting:)

  7. says

    What about homeowners who KNOW they will be moving (crazy military) and need furniture/decorating solutions that will move with them??? I think it’s an excellent idea and would like to nominate myself, please. Really hoping to get to see your great work on tv someday, even if I don’t get to be one of the makeovers.

  8. Margaret says

    Darn, I live in the DC metro area! But good luck and if your show is picked up and you want a big challenge I have one for you two. I recently purchased a 1935 Sear’s Catalog home that has a walk out basement that was last remolded around 1940. My dream is to chase the spiders away and make it a family room.

  9. Erin says

    I have a fixer upper! and I just bought it not even a month ago… and I have wide open spaces with VERY little furniture! but i’m in Texas,.. if you guys decide to expand your area let me know!!!