Design TV

Okey doke- here’s the whole design TV scoop in a nifty little nutshell!

Late last October, we were approached by an amazing production company who asked if we were interested in auditioning for a new, design-related TV series. Always up for a new adventure, we filled out several pages of paperwork, which eventually led to round 2 of the process- a video interview. Round 2 (happily) led to round 3 of the process- a full on, in-person virtual makeover consultation for a couple of friends of ours who aren’t camera shy and wanted our advice on some of their biggest design dilemmas. (Thanks Brooke and Jason! You guys did great and we still wanna make over your kitchen for realz yo!)

A lot of time passed after that last audition though, and just when we thought we must not have made the cut, we received a really exciting phone call. We got the gig!

We did a massive happy dance in the living room, and went out for a celebratory dinner that night, but it didn’t really feel real until very recently.

They tell us we’ll be flying to Denver, Colorado or Park City, Utah, to meet them in late July. Then by September, we’ll be shooting our pilot episode. (goosebumps!) There’s no guarantee the network will pick up a whole series worth of shows, but that’s the ultimate goal and we’re gonna give it our best shot! Fingers crossed, we’ll create something really informative and entertaining and meaningful that folks will enjoy watching!

We’ll be shooting the pilot episode locally (yay!),  and a series would take us to several different cities around the country. (yay!) So our mission this month is to find some folks who live in or around the state of Alabama who wanna be on the first episode in September.

Here’s what our production company is looking for:

- A fun and energetic single person, couple, or family that isn’t afraid of TV cameras and that already has a little cash saved up for a room redo. (The show will be contributing to the budget too!)

– A fixer upper house that is in desperate need of some TLC.

Does this sound like you and your house? If so, send an email to DesignTVCasting (at) Gmail (dot) com and include at least one personal photo, a photo of the exterior of your home, and a few photos of the room you’d most like our help with. Also, be sure to mention where you’re located, what your budget is, and any additional information you think might be important to our producers.

(Note: We’re going to be tweeting from wherever it is we’re shooting at any given time, (both locally, and nationally if the show gets picked up) so if you’re interested in coming out and lending a helping hand, please do! We’d love to see you and the more the friendly faces we’ve got around set, the merrier!)

And before we sign off, we just want to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for continually encouraging us to grow and take chances and have fun! We cherish your e-friendship, and just knowing we can log on and “talk” to you about what’s going on from one day to the next is super comforting!

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Comments

  1. MichelleV says

    See what following your bliss will do? Congrats you two – you are both so talented – fun to watch you guys grow as artists. When you go national – please come to RI to help my place out ;-)

  2. kelly says

    Hallelujah! It’s about time they gave you guys something. Does the show have a name yet???
    Kelly

  3. says

    That is so incredibly awesome! Congratulations. Unfortunately I do not live anywhere near Alabama, but if you feel like traveling to northern Wisconsin, let me know. We have just bought the perfect house for you. And us, of course.

    Hanneke

  4. Momsy says

    Congratulations! Fingers crossed that they pick up a full season — you guys are so engaging, they would be crazy not to!

  5. Mary says

    Congrats to you! Even a grandma like me, enjoy visiting your blog . Hopefully we are going to Tybee Island next fall for our 45th Anniv.
    I would never have know about this place. I wanted the whole family to go but that would have to be in Aug. and I am afraid the heat and humidity would kill us. I’ve sent off for info and want to start planning now.
    You two make me smile. Can’t wait to see where this adventure takes you.
    Bless you both, Grandma Mary

  6. Amanda S. says

    That is so fantastic! I hope that your show gets picked up for a whole series. I know I would watch every episode. Best wishes to you both on your new venture!

  7. says

    Congratulations Kevin and Layla- HOW EXCITING!!! You two are so inspiring and talented. I am very excited for you. Love your new site design, too.
    Best Wishes on your new and exciting venture -Diane

  8. says

    YES!! Doing the happy dance for you. I knew it would happen! When I rave about your projects to my husband, I always say he’ll see you on TV someday. Glad we’re one step closer to seeing that happen. Big congrats!

  9. Amy R says

    Well, this is just tooooooo coool! Thanks for taking us along for the ride with you~ So very excited and thrilled for you both!

  10. says

    Honestly, no one deserves their own show more than you two. You are not only full of taste and talent, but are really genuinly nice people! I know you will make it very far, no matter where you end up! They will be lucky to have you!

  11. Bri says

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you guys, I know you two will do a wonderful job, you’re the best! I’ll definitely watch your show WHEN it’s picked up (not if). *hugs*

  12. Susan says

    So happy for you! I have thought many times that you should try out for Design Star and this sounds even better. When you start to branch out and want to work on a farm house in Illinois, let us know!

  13. says

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you guys! We’ll be watching for sure. I have an historic home on the Connecticut River for sale that REALLY needs some help if you guys came out this way at all :) It needs to reflect the nautical history of the site and I think it would be right up your alley!!!

    Good luck on this new adventure. We’re all rooting for you :)

  14. Gena says

    WOW…I am NOT surprised! Congratulations! I show your projects to my husband, who is a Paint Contractor to give him some ideas. You both are so creative and love your style! I wondered when this would happen for ya’ll since you both have such cute personalities and come up with the most awesome ideas and projects!
    Hope you can come to the Dallas area sometime!

  15. Lexi says

    This is GREAT news for TV! What makes your blog & awesome videos so good is that u “design on a dime” without it looking like you only spent a dime. This is what u 2 need to stick 2. Keep coming up with fresh ideas that look fabulous without breaking the bank and people will tune in. GOOD LUCK, it couldn’t be happening to a sweeter duo!

  16. Sherri Langford-Farrell says

    Tears of joy are welling up in my eyes!!!!! You both have followed your dreams and are such an inspiration to me!!! Congratulations and good luck…..spread your wings and fly!!!!! I see more happy dances in your future!!!!! :)

  17. says

    Congrats…I’m SO excited for the two of you. All of your hard work is paying off. I can’t wait to watch you guys on tv, because I am already sure you guys will get “picked up”.

  18. Michelle says

    WOW love your blog and the energy the both of you exude! TV is where you both should be…If you ever need a home in Southern California our 1949 home needs lots of TLS and need to be “TLCfide”
    Send good vibes your way
    Michelle

  19. says

    Layla and Kevin this is beyond exciting!!! It is hard to put into words! well deserved and all your hard work is paying off in a situation that will be a lot of work but it is what you were made for!! Looking forward to some great TV from the two of you, Congratulations!!! Bravo, Kathysue

  20. Jan says

    I’m so excited for you two! I’ve been thinking for the longest time that someone needs to offer you your own show. Not only are you the sweetest, most adorable couple, but you have the most amazing design sense. I love how you always find ways to make a room beautiful on a budget and give us pictures and videos showing us how did it. Can’t wait to see the show :)

  21. deb says

    Congratulations you two!!!! I just know you’re on your way to the top. Couldn’t happen to nicer people.

  22. Gina says

    Congratulations!!! I am sure the show will be picked up…your positive energy is inspiring!! We need more people like you on TV. :-)

  23. says

    You guys rock! That is so amazing, and you will definitely get picked up! There really isnt anything like that out there (cha-ching)…cant wait to see it start airing on TV.

    Congrats!

    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

  24. says

    So happy for you guys! You will do great … and be greatly loved.
    Looking forward to watching the show and following your story.

  25. Vonda L says

    Sweet! Well, you’ve already received two other offers to come to the New England area and I’ll extend a third – Massachusetts is beautiful in the fall and my cape-style home could be beautiful in your capable hands. I look forward to hearing more about your new show. Congrats!

  26. Jane Crawford says

    This is so exciting I can hardly stand it. Wish I lived in Alabama! I have several rooms that need redos!! Best of luck.

  27. Cindy says

    Dear Layla and Kevin: I have always believed that hard work and perseverance do pay off! Layla, two years ago I sent you an email with a question re: painting kitchen cabinets and you responded right away; I will never forget that! As everyone else has stated: congratulations; I don’t know two people who deserve this more than you guys! Cindy

  28. says

    So cool! I will definitely watch your show! Maybe by the time you all can swing around Texas with your show, we’ll have some money saved up so you can come help with our space… We’ve definitely got the fixer-upper part nailed down!

  29. Annie says

    Congradulations!!!! How exciting for you. I can’t wait to see what great things you come up with. I know it will knock our socks off.

  30. says

    Whoooooooo Hoooooooooo!!! I knew it was going to happen someday! You know you already have a network of fans and free labor for the show! I am so excited for you guys, you have earned this and will be fabulous!

  31. Stacey says

    SO happy for you both. I love your energy, your resourcefulness, your playfulness but most of all, how humble you both are. You make a fantastic team and I know you’ll do great!

  32. Sue says

    Congratulations! You will be their shining stars. I stand in awe of the work you do….you’re so talented!! Can’t wait to see the show!

  33. says

    That is wonderful!! Congratulations! I love when you guys do videos, you are so genuine, funny, adorable, and of course informative…You will do great! Yay!

  34. Lora says

    Hello L and K! This is Lora from Tuscaloosa. I’m so excited for both of you! I’m not sure of the what the format for your show will be but there will be plenty of oportunity to be a part of “rebuilding” Alabama. I love your southern style and your creativity if ALWAYS inspirational. Thanks!

  35. Jennifer says

    What exciting news! Congratulations! I’m sure you will do great. I so enjoy your blog. It always brings a smile when it lands in my inbox. Blessings on continued success!

  36. says

    What exciting News Kevin and Layla! I am so proud to have you as blog friends!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Be sure to enter my exciting Giveaway from the Artisans at Novica!

  37. says

    Whoa!!!!!!! This is HUGE. A BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you both!! This is really exciting, you are a bonafide celeb in the making. I cannot wait to hear more more more!!
    This is fabulous!

  38. Janis says

    Are you kidding? I read your blog EVERY day! I live 20 minutes from Park City, Utah and hope that that’s where you launch your new show! You’ll love it out here – people are friendly. I know you didn’t say you could redo a home in Utah, but you’re always welcome to come and give me some ideas! Good luck – and congratulations!

  39. says

    I would so love help with my house even for just ideas. I know some of what I like but am not too sure of how to put my likes together. I live in Maryland though. :( :))

  40. says

    This is wonderful news! You two are so very creative and positive. Can’t wait to be a fan of this new show that you are certain to get picked up for! Woo hoo!

  41. Crystal says

    Congrats! If you ever make it to Pittsburgh, PA, I would you to stop by my house. We just moved into a bigger house and have a serious bad case of old-school-country-kitchen!

  42. Allision A. says

    That’s great! I’m so dang excited. I can not wait to see y’all on the big screen doing what y’all do. MAN I WISH I LIVED IN ‘BAMA!!

  43. Jaci says

    Wow!!! That’s amazing news!!! I am so happy for you guys! What an awesome journey! YAY!!!! I just know it will get picked up!!! Fingers and toes crossed!!! :o)

  44. KK says

    Awesome news! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for HGTV. I haven’t watched it in ages but you two would definitely be my motivation for coming back. Best of luck all the way!

  45. geri says

    You will be Designs Stars on your own show!!
    AWESOME!
    You are 2 very powerfully creative and talented people who know how to dream…
    follow your dreams, and now make them come true.
    I adore you both and so does everyone else who knows you , and your blog. You are going to both be so amazing on T.V.
    Maybe we can talk to the producers into a “road trip” to Ct.
    Prayers always. geri.
    p.s. love the new blog redo.

  46. says

    I’m so excited for ya’ll and me!!! Finally a great new show that I would love to watch. I just hate how much HGTV went from home design to and crafts to real estate. It seems that up-cycling and cool makeovers like yours is the wave of the future. I love your blog and videos, T..V. is the natural progression for ya’ll!

    Hugs…Tracy :)

  47. says

    Such wonderful news! It couldn’t happen to a cuter and more talented couple! I would love to watch you on TV! I hope you can still do your blog too.

  48. suzyhomemaker says

    CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS, Y’all!!

    You two are so deserving! You’ve given so much to blogland…it’s only right that you are showcased on the national TV scene. I’m truly happy for both of you.

    bLeSsInGs,
    Suzy
    Cypress, Texas

  49. Kim in MD says

    Congratulations Layla and Kevin! I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this! You will be awesome, and if you ever come to Maryland I would love to help out! :-)

  50. Meredith says

    Congrats guys :-) You two deserve this so much and I bet the network thinks you’re as awesome as we all do. Good luck and can’t wait to hear all about it. Wishing I was closer to help you out! :)

  51. seashoreknits says

    SO proud and happy for you two cuties!!!!!
    I live in Alabama, and my hubby and I are fun and energetic (and he’s cute too) but we don’t have a fixer-upper and don’t truly need one. I never thought I would be bummed about that!!!
    Knowing Alabammy, though, I know you will find the perfect person(s) for your pilot. This will be so fun for you and for them and I’m so proud I could bust. GO GET ‘EM, KEV AND LAYLA!!!

  52. says

    Super duper CONGRATS! You guys will be the best design hosts! and if you do come out to Denver you HAVE to let me know. You have several faithful followers out here!

    PS I might have talked the Mister into a vacay in Tybee Island, just because of you!

  53. Jennifer says

    YAY!!! So happy for the two of you!! You’re both awesome and I can’t wait to see what you two come up with!

  54. Leslie Mammarella says

    Congrats to you two..you guys definately deserve it. I am sure it will be a great success…I know I will be watching…CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!

  55. Andrea says

    We will be watching! Telling everyone else to watch! And recording on DVR if we miss it! We will do all we can to support your new venture! Congrats and Good Luck! Love the website up-do : )

  56. Sandy A says

    Congratulations!! You will be wonderful and we can’t wait to see what you create..only wish we lived there–we need you in our home…

  57. Lesley Tighe says

    Congrats, and thanks for sharing with us! Your strong relationship and great personalities come across in your blog, and I know that you will shine on TV! Keep us updated! Would love to see you in Snellville, GA!

  58. heidig says

    Congratulations! Hopefully you’ll have a show and head to the northeast and make all my dreams come true!

  59. says

    That is awesome! Y’all are going to have such a fantastic show! And you know it will be a huge hit, you already have so many fans because of your awesome work you share on your blog! So happy for you two!!! Can’t wait to see it on tv!!!

  60. says

    Congrats, guys! So well deserved! I would love to watch you on tv – you both just have that real, down to earth, sweet something…you’re hilarious, insanely talented, and good looking to boot! Darn it, I should hate you, but I can’t;) Good luck with everything, its going to be so fun!!!

    PS. the new blog design looks great!

  61. says

    I am completely thrilled for you both! You SO DESERVE THIS! You are gonna KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK! You’re both such tremendously gifted and FUN people that I know this will be a mega hit! I will start prayin’ right now! ;)

    Hugs/blessings/congratulations,

    Lana In Italy

    PS I know that sometimes along your journey there have been gray days–this new success is such a testament to your tenacity/faith/perseverance and that’s going to be a beacon of light and hope to so many other folks who have considered going on a new adventure!

  62. Gail says

    THAT IS SOOOO EXCITING!!! I wanna know where I can watch it! Will you tell us as soon as you find out?? Yay!!

    Blessings,

    Gail

  63. says

    El!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you guys and SO proud of you!! I wish I lived near Prattville. For a number of reasons. :) Also, you’re totally gonna rock that plane ride. I just know these things. XO!

  64. says

    Wow that is wonderfu! You two have such out going personaltys and a amazing eye for design it belong on design tv. Not to mention how great the video edits have gotten, The one with Kevs mom that editing was great. I can only imagine how great it will be for design tv. Dont get me wrong I love love your blog and hope when you get big you wont forget us…lol But I look forward to seeing you to on design tv.

  65. Daniella says

    Doing the happy dance right along with you all the way in Colorado Springs:) Can’t wait to see your skills on national TV!!!!

  66. Tanya says

    Congratulations! I am not much of a comment- leaver… BUT, this is so exciting! I’ve been following your blog for a while now, and I would absolutely LOVE to see you guys on TV. :-) I really hope the show gets picked up- Good Luck!!!

  67. aud says

    You can only do this if it doesn’t affect your blog! I’m completely addicted. :o)

    Congratulations! I’ll be watching.

  68. Nadia says

    Congratulations!! I’m a longtime reader, and, well, a longtime lurker, but I had to congratulate you on the happy news. I wonder if Mobile is too far from you guys to be a candidate for your pilot and production company? Technically we’re in Saraland, which is closer, and we just bought a foreclosure in May. Can you say fixer upper? We’ve done a ton of work so far, but the upstairs is still empty. Stripped to the bone – primed walls, plywood floors (we ripped out some NASTY carpet), seems like it would be a perfect candidate for some Lettered Cottage TLC. Maybe I’ll send them an email. I would love a guest bedroom…

  69. Dianne says

    I knew it was only a matter of time before you two went BIG!!!!! Congrats to a very deserving couple. You’re going to be even more famous!

  70. says

    How increadibly awesome!!! It’s a big shame we are all the way in Miami. We will keep our fingers crossed for a series! BTW, will you all be working on outdoor rooms?

  71. Brooke says

    Congrats! I’d love to update my homes exterior or renovate a laundry room and add a half bath if possible. Around $6,000 is my budget at the moment. I’m in Montgomery, AL, would love to work with y’all! Plus the pugs are camera friendly :)

  72. Martha says

    OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!! If I was close I would be putting our name in the hat. Too bad Virginia is several hours away. I am thrilled for your guys. This is such an exciting opportunity. I can’t wait to watch the show. You guys are great!!!

  73. says

    This is so wonderful! I hope the pilot is picked up and you are able to do a little traveling for some re-dos! I am sure that there are many followers who would love to have something done with and by you!

  74. Donna says

    Oh my GOODNESS! Congratulations to you and Kevin! A design show of your very own!!! I am so excited to hear more about what’s to come! I surely did “the happy dance” after stumbling about your blog AND your talent! I look forward to each and every post.

    Good luck
    and best regards
    Donna

  75. says

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is amazing! :) We live in North Alabama (Huntsville/Madison). Have no idea where that is in relation to Prattville but I know we’re about 4 hours from Montgomery. Would LOVE to participate if we can!!!! :)

  76. Jen says

    How exciting! I don’t live in an area that’s getting some love, but I can’t wait to watch — keep us posted on the details. :)

  77. Nancy Luebbers says

    I am so EXCITED for you two! I just recently discovered your blog and totally addicted….I am sure your new show will have the same effect. My husband and I have a little farmhouse in Iowa and a little cabin in Wisconsin that could use your MAGIC! Congrats – you deserve it.

  78. maggie says

    WoooHooo! I am SUPER excited for you two! A show like that will suit you both right down to the ground! You already do all those cute little vids. Congrats!!

  79. says

    This is so exciting! I’ve been a follower for a while now. It’s so great to see exciting things and new doors open for people that I admire. Will Kevin do the music for the open? Never hurts to cross-market ;)

  80. Valerie says

    Layla,

    Is a suburb of Atlanta, GA close enough to sign up for this possibility or do we have to live in AL proper?…as you know GA is very close to Bama. :) If so, I’ll sign us up…we really fit the bill. :)

  81. Laura says

    Squeeeeal! How exciting!! I wish you the best of luck!! I’m sure you will be a success – you are both so VERY talented and have wonderful personalities to boot!
    I’m wondering how soon I can relocate to Alabama??!! ha :) Seriously, when you get the whole thing going, central Ohio is a must-stop for you! I’ll be waiting! Congrats!

  82. Martha says

    Happy Day and Congratulations! You two so deserve something like this with all your talent and good energy. Best of luck to both of you. I know I will be looking forward to those shows. :-)

  83. Monique says

    Big Congrats! So exciting. I know you guys will hit it out of the park with your DIY projects. I hope the full episodes will be available on the Internet as I am one of about ten people in the U.S who don’t have cable.

  84. Barbara says

    Wow. This is absolutely what should happen! You two are awesomely talented and I totally enjoy your website. I’m sure your TV show will be a success! All the best!

  85. says

    SO GREAT and SO EXCITING!! I love hearing about all of the success out there in the blog world and look forward to seeing you “in action, in person”!! :-) I know you guys will be amazing. I mean look at your Pick My Prestos! Hello? Brilliant!

  86. says

    Woo! I’ve been waiting for this to happen. It was just a matter of time, in my humble opinion, for you two “adorablenesses” to be discovered. Good luck and keep us posted. Duh.
    FYI: If you’ve always wondered about the sweet coastal town of St. Marys, GA, I’m ready at a moment’s notice to host you two at our newly purchased 1907 historic home. It’s still empty with newly refinished heart pine floors…and that’s it. I’ve got some reno $ and too many ideas to sort out. Just sayin’! Go you guys!!!!

  87. Jill says

    Awesome!! Congrats to you. Hopefully you will make your way to Park City since its right by me :) Good luck and much love to you!

  88. Linda says

    What is Design TV? Is it a part of HGTV or a ‘watch on your computer’ type program?

    Either way I can’t wait to see what you do!

  89. says

    Oh wow! that is FANTASTIC!! So excited. I live in Wetumpka, AL.. Do you think they will consider doing an outdoor space? Ours is struggling since my insurance broker husband took down all of our trees when we were building our house.

  90. says

    WOW! that is absolutely, positively exciting! You two are PERFECT for the gig because you are “the every person” with a great design esthetc, great ideas on a budget and absolute winning personalities everyone would want to tune in for. I believe for a show to be successful it isn’t ALL about the design/ideas/makeovers…though of course that’s the REASON for the shoe BUT if the person or persons presenting them are boring….lack personality and don’t have true enthusiasm and connection with their audience….well then it’s doomed. You two have every criteria for who people would want to see and will continually want to see on camera every week along with your amazing talents. SO I cannot wait to see the pilot episode…will it be on HGTV? DIY?
    Congratulations!

  91. vamom2 says

    Wow, congrats!!!! I have loved following you guys on all of your adventures, for the past couple of years! Good luck and looking forward to seeing both of you “in action”!!

  92. Julee says

    You two are such an inspiration! I cannot wait to see an actual show and all the ideas you two have and execute! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. Patricia Hardin says

    This is SO amazing!! I have been DYING for y’all to have a show! I tell EVERYONE about y’all and I am sooooo happy for you! Congratulations on always pushing forward with your dreams-it is truly an inspiration!

  94. says

    I am not the least bit surprised…I ALWAYS knew you’d end up doing a tv show! I LOVE you guys and I’m so proud of you both! Can’t wait to watch! giggle giggle…I’m so giddy for you guys! :)
    :0)
    (((((HUGS)))))
    Missy

  95. Leslie says

    Layla! That is SO exciting! I’m a regular reader and big fan and I would LOVE to see you guys “in person” – well, via the TV! Please do keep us posted!

  96. says

    Wow! Congrats! You guys totally deserve this! I’ve been following your blog since this winter and absolutely LOVE your stuff! Way to represent the state of Alabama! :)

  97. Tiff says

    What an exciting blessing! I’m very happy for you both and am sure that the experience will be ahh-maaaa-zing!
    I just hope I’ll be able to view the episodes somehow here in Australia, otherwise I’ll feel totally left-out ;(

  98. M. Price says

    Congrats! I have been following you guys for a couple years, and am excited to watch you on TV!

  99. Patti Peres says

    Layla and Kevin

    That is incredibly wonderful news! I hope things work out for you! Is North Florida close enough to Alabama?!!! I love your blog and your talent.

    All the best,

    Patti

  100. mary says

    Well they couldn’t have picked a more deserving couple. I wish you much success! Looking forward to saying I *knew* when…

    Mary
    From Virginia
    (who doesn’t comment much but always reads)

  101. Roxanna says

    Congrats………this is awesume…..you know I’ll be watching for sure. Just love you guy’s and am so excited to see your pilot. Many more blessings being sent your way.

  102. Tiffany hughes says

    Doing the happy dance for y’all! So, so proud of you. Let me be the first or, 180th person to tell you that I told you so.
    Love, the pharmacist who’s living vicariously thru y’all and also has a half painted house, 3 kids rooms that look like hell on earth, and a house that is so brown all over, you’d think snickers bars reproduced in here. All of that goodness is just 10 miles away from you. Please let me know if you want me to be on the show asap because if tv adds 10 pounds i have to stop eating as it will push me over the “is she really that fat” mark. Ha!

  103. Sarah Teske says

    Congratulations! I have no doubt that this adventure will be a successful one. You two are fun to watch/listen to, you’re not “too good” for anyone, you’re lovable, you have huge hearts, you have incredible skills, and YOU ALREADY HAVE A HUGE FAN CLUB. 2011 is going to be a great year for you. All the best to you!

  104. Kim says

    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Congratulations! Kansas is close to Alabama, right? And your show would be unique if you came to RURAL Kansas because nobody, and I mean nobody, comes here to do a show. My basement needs some lovin’ from TLC. Kid toys EVERYWHERE, ugly, nasty couch and broken arm chair, just horrible. Our house has good bones, but it defintely needs some TLC. Anyhoo, I will love watching you wherever you go and if you are some place close, I would love to help!!!

  105. Kim says

    Forgot to mention, I love the look of your webpage! I think you just updated it without telling us! Sneaky, sneaky! :>)

  106. says

    what FANTASTIC news!!! sending oodles of wishes your way that this all works out to a series of shows! looking forward to hearing more as this all progresses. wished i lived in bama. bummer. ;)

  107. Debbie says

    Wow!!!! I am so excited for yall, but not suprised. You are both so gifted. You will be great. Best of luck!!!

  108. says

    You two are so talented and seem so down to earth!!!! You insprire me with all the great ideas!!!!! No matter what Great things are in your future!!!!!!

  109. Lisa Walters says

    Nice very very nice. Wishing you the best of luck!!!! Gosh you guys may get your own show…WOW!!!!!!

  110. jeanne says

    Wohoooo!!!!! You two are perfect for TV. I can’t wait for the big debut. This is soooooo exciting!!!!!

  111. says

    Congratulations. I just discovered you recently, but I’m so proud of anyone who follows their dream with perseverance & determination. Kudo’s to you both. You have quite a nation-wide following. I’m from New Mexico.

  112. Amber Clery says

    CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!! How exciting! You both are naturals in front of the camera & will capture millions of hearts on TV as you have captured mine through your blog. I wish you every success with this exciting new opportunity, you are both excellent at what you do and are a remarkable team. Very inspiring.
    Lots of Love & Best Wishes,
    Amber xxxxx

  113. says

    You two are so clearly in the right business! And to have known what you wanted to do so young…you will go far, I’m sure. You deserve it!
    Stacy

  114. sarita says

    oh congrats to you both!!! just know that whereever this takes you is the place you are suppose to be!!

  115. says

    Oh my gosh, that’s amazing news!! It’s many a blogger’s dream :) You are incredibly lucky – and I know your show will be very successful. Can’t wait til you guys are bigger and are out her in sunny California! :)

  116. Cindy Chapman says

    Now everyone will get a chance to see what all of your readers/fans already know. Ya’ll are talented, adorable, and hilarious! CONGRATULATIONS! And, BTW, love the new look here at ye olde website, especially the linen background.

  117. says

    CONGRATULATIONS you guys, this is awesome news! So well deserved for such talented folks! Lucky people whoever they are that get to be the recipients of you amazing talents on your show. Please come to southern California one day and help me out with my little apartment in West Los Angeles! It desperately needs your assistance!

    Best to you both,

    Kimberly

  118. Kim Wickerham says

    Congratulations Palmer’s! i am so happy for your both. I just sent you a contact letter, but thoght I’d leave a comment as well. My hubby and I have been saving many years for a kitchen renovation/overhaul. We plan on starting in January. We live in Charlotte and we’d love to have you all do it. We’re not afraid of the camera, but the camera might be afraid of us. Lol. Soooooo, if you need a home, we got one available in the Carolinas! :)

  119. Dominique E says

    That is awesome!!! I absolutely love your website and can’t wait to check out the show. Way to go, and good luck!!

  120. Diana Minutelli says

    Congratulations….HUGE Congratulations! If your ‘gig’ ever brings you to North Central WV. I would LOVE to audition for your show! Newer home…but could use advice on how to make every room POP! Good luck and I look forward to reading more!

  121. says

    I have been a loyal reader since you shared your first kitchen redo. I saw the pictures & got hooked on your blog.
    I couldn’t be more happier for you guys!!!
    You two are the cutest couple, super talented, & your videos are hilarious. It’s going to be fun seeing you on TV!
    Best of luck!!

  122. Pam Gamache says

    My husband and I met you and Kevin last summer on Tybee Island at the Screened Inn. Diane from Mermaid Cottages sent us over to check out the project. You are a cute and talented couple and like all of the things that we like! We will tune in to your show. Best wishes!!

  123. says

    Congratulations!! I only wished I lived in your area…. my kitchen could use some TLC.
    Looking forward to seeing the show…. hopefully broadcasted to Canada.

  124. Dondra says

    WOOHOO!!! Congratulations!!! Y’all are a great example and great source of inspiration! Surely, the decision makers and powers that be will recognize what so many of us who follow you have known all along. :D We’re in Montgomery and have about a grand that we can spend on home improvement….our home is not old, but there are sooo many things we want to change. Just like most folks, we take things one project at a time (mostly). Or if you could use a local roadie… I’d be happy to help. Now, if you’ll excuse me, there are parts for a wood-shim, sunburst mirror, almost finished curtains, and yard watering duties calling my name. Love to you both.

  125. says

    Congrats… you two are amazing – dream big and stay true to who you are! I am a fellow Alabama e-friend and if you film close by I will try to be there to cheer you on. Thank you for being such a great inspiration to so many of us! Wish you the best and may God bless you in this new journey. AJ – queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

  126. says

    Layla and Kevin, i know you are over the moon excited about this new opportunity! I am dying to renovate our kitchen and everytime we think we are ready we change our minds. I Adore your style but Memphis isn’t in alabama. If you want to make the 3 hr drive we would LOVE your touch!!
    If you must stay in the state of alabama my FIL lives in Mobile in an adoreable little home needing lots of love. His kitchen/dining room/den is one massive room and retro in all the wrong ways. haha. (avocado green countertops!) There is never a dull moment with us and we would have more fun than you could imagine!!

  127. Lorrie says

    Oh My Gosh!!!! That is wonderfule!! You r such a cute and talented couple how could they not want you guys!!! So happy for your!!

  128. Danielle says

    So excited for you guys and for the show! The thing that is so frustrating about today’s DIY design shows that I have come across is they really don’t show you step by step how to do something :( or the finished project really looks as cheap as what they said they paid for it.

    What I love about your blog is you do affordable makeovers, show the DYI aspect (even down to telling me to use liquid nails…thank you! I didn’t know about those) and then tie in some “splurge” items like Pottery Barn from ebay ;) it just feels so doable and I am inspired! THANK YOU…if the show airs I would love for you to do behind the scenes blog posts on the projects to give us more direction on the DYI projects…I know the show is limited in time :)

  129. says

    AHH! Congratulations L & K! I am so, so happy for you. It has been amazing watching you start this journey and to see your dreams come to life. I hope this new adventure proves to be everything you wished and hoped for.

  130. says

    Layla,
    Even though I don’t know you and Kevin personally, I feel like we have been friends forever. I am constently metioning you around the house to the hubby saying, “Layla did this or Layla did that.” I am so happy for the two of you and so so excited. Out of all the blogs I check out, there is not one I love more than yours. I am addicted to all things “The Lettered Cottage”. I am thrilled to see what the future brings, move over Pottery Barn here comes the, “Lettered Cottage Line”.

  131. says

    That is so wonderful you guys!!! You continue to be an inspiration to me. You have made me believe that you can achieve your dreams if you are really passionate about them. When I feel uncertain about the future and my business, I think about the two of you and far you have come. This success is much deserved for two lovely people like you. Good luck!

  132. Janet says

    CONGRATS!!! Isn’t it funny that the harder you work, the luckier you get. I will definately watch. I wish I could live in the e-zines and prestos you do. You are an inspiration for my home decorating attempts. I love your energy and positive attitude. Good Luck and we are all behind you!!

  133. Cheryl F says

    Congrats!! You will both be amazing! I hope this will be shown in Canada. Fingers and toes are crossed for your success but you don’t need the luck because you my friends have talent and ambition. Can’t wait.

  134. DiAnn C says

    Congratulations! I have loved to read your blog and watch your videos and now I’m so exciting to have you in my living room (via TV of course). But if you want to be in my living room, I would have no problem with that either. Best of luck on your new adventure. You both inspire me.

  135. Fay C says

    I’m so excited to hear this. Y’all are just the cutest couple and I love, love, love your style!

  136. Audrey Roman says

    Congrats to you two! Thats awesome! Very happy for you guys. I’ll be glued to the TV to watch the pilot. Enjoy your happiness and continue to do the happy dance!

  137. Susan S says

    Holy moley! Good things really do come to those who wait… and perservere… and keep the faith… and who truly deserve it!

    Congratulations, Layla and Kevin!

  138. Dorrie Bell says

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can’t think of two designers I could be more thrilled with. Your upcoming clients are the luckiest people around! Your design sense is fabulous! I get on your blog oftem to see what your up to now. I have gotten a lot of ideas from following your blog! I have been saving my pennies and scouring antique stores, flea markets, and second hand stores for inspiration and steals. Thank you so much for the inspiration! You two are amazing and deserve all these great things! I, like all the people who follow you, will be eagerly waiting for the first of many episodes!!!

  139. says

    Congratulations!!! You guys are so talented, I know your show will be a huge success. I’ll be watching from the pilot through your 100th episode (and beyond).

    Also, I love the new web page design too!

  140. Angela Burer says

    Congratulations and good luck! I would TOTALLY love to watch a show with you guys in it! You might be the reason I go back to having cable in the house!!! :-) Keep us updated~Angela

  141. says

    BIG Congrats!!
    How exciting for you guys!

    We are on the coast of Northwest Florida ,
    near Seaside / Grayton Beach,
    and have a Cottage on the back of our property that was built in 1936,
    all heart pine floors , walls, and ceilings!

    It had been my studio until we brought our daughter home from Guatemala in 2007 when her adoption was complete,
    then I moved my studio into the house to be with her, and the studio became a storage house.

    Right now it is full of old furniture and McCoy Pottery and just waiting for some love!

    Will send an email to the casting….

  142. says

    HOW EXCITING!!!! I am so happy and proud for you!!! I will definitely be watching!!! My house needs some TLC so I will be sure to send in an e-mail after this one for Alabama. I am so HAPPY for you!!!! I look forward to your posts every single day, and forward your posts to my husband as well. Now to watch on tv- man, I can tell you what my favorite show will be!! YAY!!!!!

  143. Ami says

    I’m so happy for you guys! What a wonderful opportunity and based on the work that you have posted in this blog, I can see why they picked you guys! I would love some help with my place and the outside of the place is already right up your alley! If you’re even in Nashville, feel free to email me! You guys are always welcome!

    Good luck!

  144. Amy Furlong says

    How exciting for you! If you truly need a house, boy do I have one for you! It’s a 1920 farmhouse here in Prattville with a ton o potential! I just have no talent!

  145. says

    How exciting! And I’m not surprised at all that they picked you two. You do have something special going on. Can’t wait to see your show and if you ever need to come to Maryland, I have a few rooms you can choose from. Good luck!

  146. Olga says

    How awesome for you guys! And if the meeting will take place in Park City, just let me know, we can do coffee to celebrate!

  147. Melinda says

    Very happy for you two – so deserved. Sad to see your blogroll disappear – I always come to your blog first and then check out your blogroll for some other favorites. Hope I can find them again! Best wishes with the show – can’t wait to see it become a reality.

    • Layla says

      Thanks Melinda! We haven’t had a chance to work on the blogroll yet…it’ll be back soon though!

      :-D

  148. Hilary says

    This might sound crazy , but this brings tears to my eyes! I’m so happy for you both. I have to tell you that I’m forever searching for design blogs to follow and none compare to yours. I can’t wait to say “I knew you when…” hehehehe. I’m sending lots of good vibes your way….best of luck! Knock their socks off!

  149. says

    Congrats!!! Congrats!!! Congrats!!! Chow very exciting!!! I hope they will choose to keep your show!!! I love your style!!

    Ruth

  150. says

    Hola! Just wanted to say that I appreciate and encourage you to continue keepin’ it real. It’s the small things like the picture of you two on your homepage, that haven’t changed and that truly reflect your individuality. So, please keep your quirkiness about you as you discover fame because it’s what we, your loyal fans, and they, your new fans to come, love about you guys!!!!
    Hugs, stef

  151. Carol says

    Your own show? That’s awesome…PLEASE come down to Clanton and take down my insane aslyum ceiling…I’ve looked at it long enough! Any tips on signing up since I’m so close???

  152. melanie says

    yayyy! i cant wait to see this all come to life! i enjoy the blog and would be tickled to see you both on TV!! congratulations, you both deserve it! your work is amazing and everything your hands touch will be blessed! and every home you enter will be full of joy! God Bless! have a blast, be safe and live well! CHEERS:) melanie

  153. Kathy says

    I can hardly wait to see you on TV! I know a network will pick up the show. Keep us posted. You are both so talented and have so much to give. You deserve this and we (your fans) are behind you all the way. Good luck.

  154. says

    I am so happy for you two and can’t wait to see your faces on TV….keep us posted on details so that we can all TUNE IN when the time comes……

    I knew this would happen for you guys! I just knew it!!!!

  155. says

    Wow! Congratulations you guys! I knew this day would come. You both have such talent and great, fun personalities, perfect for a design show. I wish you both nothing but the best of success and God’s blessings as you shoot every episode. I cannot wait to watch you guys on TV! :)

  156. says

    Awesome news! I am so excited for the show and so proud of you two! Your hard work and dedication is paying off BIG! Congratulations!!!

  157. says

    Excuse me for a moment while I dance for joy and excitement for you.

    Ok, done. Seriously you guys, that is the most INCREDIBLE news, which you deserve because you do INCREDIBLE work and are the most INCREDIBLE people. ^_- I’m the mother of a three-year-old in Southern California, but even so, if this was a few years in either direction I might have just made the road trip out to Alabama to cheer you guys on. Congratulations, Layla & Kevin!!! We <3 you!!!!

  158. Missy G says

    AWESOME!! I live in Utah and Park City is beautiful!! I hope it’s Park City….then I can come up and hang out! :o)

  159. Anne says

    Very cool! I will be looking forward to seeing you “live and in person”!! Hope it all goes smoothly!! Good Luck!

  160. says

    Congratulations…love your blog…you guys are an inspiration for following ones dreams and pusuing your passion. I hope your new show runs longer than The Cosby Show!!! Ps.wish I could apply to be a “contestant” but alas our home is not a fixer upper…just in need of some design inspiration!

  161. says

    Congratulations!! So excited for you guys!!
    My bestest friend lives in ParkCity and just bought
    a really cool house that needs some updates. If you
    ever do one in PC…she’d be an awesome one to pick!
    I noticed you might be heading her direction
    during the process. Hugs and prayers!

  162. Linda says

    Layla, also, please consider what people can do to make a builder house look more cottagey with architectural details, etc. We love our 5-year-old home in Star, Idaho (outside Boise), but there are details here that make me wish our house was old so that I could just rip out with gusto. So I am super interested in making a new house look old…. don’t forget us!

    Linda Smith

  163. Misty M. says

    Wow, congrats you guys! So happy for y’all! Only wish I lived in Alabama now:( LOL! Can’t wait to see it! I’ve followed your blog for a while now!

  164. says

    First of all, sorry for the belated CONGRATULATIONS to my favorite bloggers in the entire world!

    Secondly, Is Illinois considered to be close enough to Alabama, PLEASE? If so, we meet Criteria #1 to a tee! We are VERY fun and energetic empty nesters (ask anyone who knows little old us) with a 6 year old home that is already outdated! Cameras are always abundantly welcome on any worthy endeavor. I am positive you would not only have fabulous solutions to our dilemmas (including tearing out dog-stained carpet, oh my, and replacing with wood flooring) but you would also have a mighty good time in Central Illinois!!!! Give me a holler!!

  165. Rondi says

    How exciting for you – can’t wait to see your show!! When they pick you up nationally – come on over to Houston – I need all the help I can get – love love love all the blogs but I am just a wannabee!! Such inspiration you guys have given me but I still can’t put it all together – let us know the date and network!! Congrats again.

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