Is it me or has Sarah R completely lost touch with reality? A couple of things about her new show are throwing me.
First it's the whole house by the tracks I don't understand but I'm willing to wait to see if it becomes a problem when selling. Meanwhile, tonight her show was on the master bedroom and at the end she says something to the effect of only being able to have so much neutral in the house so they decided this room wouldn't be. Maybe my TV is off colour but that room was totally neutral as far as I could see and absolutely typical for her. Is my definition of neutral off? I really didn't see where the big stretch was. Did I misunderstand or is she too getting sucked into the land of which white do we choose? I just don't see light beige carpet, white walls, and some light blue thrown in not being neutral.
Also as they are going over the prices the chandelier was 'just' $300, the table lamps were 'just' $395 each etc. and so on. By my calculator that's $1100 on lighting and that doesn't include the pot lights they put in and the next statement is they are $3,000 over budget for the room.
In my world, that just wouldn't be possible. There is no way I could go that far over budget in a bedroom or justify spending that on lamps when I didn't have the budget. It just seems really excessive especially when pointing out what bargains she got on other things. Gads, am I the only one not made of money who can't operate that way?
I don't know, maybe I am just so sick of these shows not delivering. I'd so much rather these experts actually show us how to do something within budget but instead they seem to just increase the spending instead of getting creative in showing ways to get the look or feel while staying on budget. The other tactic is when they get 'loaner' furniture or whatever and then say 'oh the room was done for $x" but the reality is none of us could do it for that. I don't know why they even bother telling us they have a budget or what they spent.