No forum breakdown gets her a reprieve from me. Hildi Santo Tomas on Trading spaces has got to be the worst interior designer ever. Lets go over the evidence against her: This past weekend, she did a dining room in all black, inlcuding the ceiling, made some crappy light fixture out of 55 light sockets with vanity bulbs, (BTW, she is overloading the circuit but I digress) and painted the table and chairs traffic line yellow. She even covered up the bay window of the room so that it was comletely invisible. A few weeks ago, she took what was a nice sized bathroom and attached fake flower blooms all over the walls. It took about 5000 blossoms, each of which had at least 2 staples in them. The flowers will collect dust and moisture, making them impossible to clean and prone to causing allergy problems. The end result made the bathroom look half the size and cramped. No one would be able to sell the house like that and there are now 20,000+ little holes in the wall to try to patch. A year or 2 ago, she re-did a living room that functiuoned as a playroom for 2 young children. She covered the walls with straw like you would use on your yard when you plant grass. This of course smelled and would be a nightmare with a 2 year old. The neighbor working on the room questioned her about this and her response was "just tell the 2 year old not to touch it." I think she often thinks up outlandish crap and does it just because she can. At least Doug has a design vision in mind that some people might like and does wacky stuff to support that. I can see people paying Doug to do that stuff but IMHO, you would have to be on LSD to pay Hildi to do some of the things she has done.