Design TV Update – HGTV

Well, the good news is I didn’t have to spend Valentine’s Day sitting in a jury box. The bad news is, it’s the day we found out that HGTV decided not to go to series with our design TV project.

And even though we’re bummed our pilot episode didn’t turn out to be what they were looking for, we’re so grateful they allowed us the opportunity to give the whole wacky thing a whirl.

The biggest bummer, however, is that we won’t be able to collaborate with blog readers & writers, in person, on a regular basis. We love that kind of stuff, and that was definitely the best part of filming the pilot. A whole bunch of fun folks met up in Suwannee, Georgia, and shared their time & talents, and in just 5 days, we were able to create a colorful, new living room for newlyweds Alex and Emily Morrison, together…

It was so nerve-wracking/fun to reveal it to them on day 5!

Anywho, our production company *may* try to pitch the show to a couple of other channels, but we’re just going to keep on, keepin’ on- doing all the things we’ve loved doing all along: creating art & photographs, writing music & books, and blogging about whatever tickles our fancy, and tugs at our heart strings.

And as always, we’ll continue to bust out our video camera to document our own “indie” style renovation adventures, too!

Thanks so much to everyone who encouraged us on our design TV journey. It was a wild ride, and we feel so blessed to have had the chance to experience it!

Haven Conference
Annie Sloan (and Shaunna West!)

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  1. says

    I was so disappointed to see HGTV turn you down! Are they crazy? Who the heck is doing their programming??? Somebody who has shares in House Hunters and Property Virgins no doubt (if I see one more person whining about granite counters I may scream!!!!). Sigh, well, let’s hope they read all of our responses and have a rethink. I, for one, am going to email them and ask them to seriously reconsider.

  2. lynda says

    Truth is, HGTV is losing viewers due to too much House Hunting crap. I’ve stopped watching HGTV because of the shows-it’s nothing but house hunting in an economy that can’t buy a house. So not being selected is probably the best thing to happen to you guys.

  3. Margot says

    Well, maybe they will change their minds! I love your style and I wish I could afford you to re-do my house! Best of luck ~ Margot

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