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Hildi Santo-Tomas still must be stopped!!!

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Lee L, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Lee L

    Lee L Well-Known Member

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    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." [​IMG]


    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.
     
  2. Hunter P

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    I love the Hildi episodes because she is such a bitch with a "w". She never cares what the homeowners like or want.

    I loved this one episode where she wallpapered a kitchen with thousands of wine labels. The neighbors told her that the homeowners don't drink wine, in fact they might take offense to the alcoholic decor for religious reasons. But Hildi didn't give a rat's ass and told them to shut up and keep working. (or something like that) [​IMG]

    The Hildi episodes are always good to see because of the high cry-factor during the final revealing. Call me a sadistic bastard but I love it when the people hate the room.:b
     
  3. Tony Whalen

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    I shall reiterate my missing post... [​IMG]

     
  4. Michael Hughes

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    Hildi does make good TV, but it has to be your worst fear realized if you get stuck with her when you sign up for the show, because you know she just wants to go for shock value.

    I originally thought that about Doug as well, but over the years I think the guy has learned from some of his past mistakes (ie, "crying fireplace" ep) and actually yields a bit to the homeowners and also tries to give them more of what they want than the Hildi ever would. She is a nightmare. I was happy to hear the homeowners reacting to her though, finally some straight answers to this room, "we're calling the painters on Monday".. thats seems like a big difference between "Changing Rooms", the bbc sister show and Trading Spaces, the homeowners are a lot more blunt and honest over there, on Trading Spaces they grin and bear a positive response for the most part.

    I'll take Vern any day of the week, he will bust his hump for you and there's a good chance you're gonna get a nice floor redone, the guy is amazing in what he tries to accomplish in 48 hours.

    These are my top picks:
    Vern
    Genevieve
    Laurie
    Doug

    Hildi was showing some nice cleavage on the last ep though
    [​IMG]
     
  5. D. Scott MacDonald

    D. Scott MacDonald Well-Known Member

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    I'll let Hildi do whatever she wants as long as I get to do lots of woodworking with Amy Winn. [​IMG]
     
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    Vern and Frank would be the only two that I'd let touch my house. I don't like Laurie simply because she insists on removing ceiling fans in every damn room. Doug is still a bully (Hey, isn't a designer supposed to work with you?) Don't really know much about the new designers that they have on now...

    Jason
     
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    She's clearly out of her mind. Vern's rooms on the other hand, always look good.

    How are the designers chosen from show to show, just randomly? That'd suck to get Hildi for your house.
     
  9. Kwang Suh

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    Apparently, Doug is supposed to be a lot more conceding that what they show on TV. A lot of the dialog is also staged (watch the very bad acting). As for the "crying fireplace" episode, what Doug did for the fireplace looked about a 1000 times better than that horrendous brick.

     
  10. Brad Porter

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    It seems that the designers you would most like to work with on your neighbors house would be:

    1. Genevieve
    2. Frank
    3. Doug

    ...because they are generally fun people to work with.

    The designers that you would most like to have working with your friends/neighbors on your house are:

    1. Vern
    2. Laurie
    3. Edward

    And woe be unto you if you get Hildi on either team. She doesn't seem personable and her designs are crap. Kia is a complete wild card - sometimes OK, sometimes "WTF!".

    Frankly, I'd tell the designers to bugger off and ask Ty and Amy Wynn to design the room for me.

    Brad
     
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    Isnt Hildi the one who painted a BIG mural of her own face in someone's living room.....

    I think I'd be caving that wall in as soon as the reveal was done...!![​IMG]
     
  12. Michael Hughes

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    She also manages to do much of her work in high heels, gott alove it
     
  13. John_Lee

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    Is there any possibility that Hildi is a purposeful plant? Kind of a 'wild card' who is encouraged by the producers to make her designs as repellant as possible to add that extra twinge of drame to the selection process.
     
  14. Tony Whalen

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    I just saw a commercial for the "face" wall. [​IMG]

    Yup ... the crack must be good.

    Although... I can't help but wonder what kind of horrors she comes up with on a bigger budget? *shudder*
     
  15. Mark Hedges

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    First I have to say that I loath this show and never watch it of my own free will.

    Now thats over with I absolutely agree. I think she does totally crazy stuff just to cause drama.

    Did anybody see the episode where she painted these poor peoples couches and put them outside, where they promptly got rained on? The producers let her go over budget to buy new couches and she wanted to paint those too! Fortunately the homeowners wouldn't let her.

    Some of the other designers are pretty nuts too though. Did anyone see the one with the new female designer where she did up the room like a funeral plot?

    Mark
     
  16. Mark Frank

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    I agree Hildi is terrible, but still fun to watch. It's like rubberneckers at a car wreck, you just can't turn away because you want to see people's reactions. You have to keep in mind that one of the reasons this show is so popular is the "unique" decorating ideas and the homeowners reactions to them.

    Regarding the horrid total black dining room with yellow table from the other day: They asked the one homeowner if she was nervous about what was going on in her house. Her reply was something along the lines of "No, because Hildi is here with us." I was LMAO on that one!

    Vern is my abolute favorite as well. I would let him redecorate a room in our house any day of the week.
     
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  18. Tony-B

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    I really don't like Hildi! I gotta admit that the straw on the wall was very funny to see. Did she put moss on the wall once?

    My favorite designers on the show are:
    Frank
    Vern
    Laurie
    Genevieve

    I want Amy to come and do some carpentry projects for me. [​IMG]

    I get annoyed when they take the ceiling fans down.
     
  19. Lee L

    Lee L Well-Known Member

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    Geneveive was the one who did the moss. Not one of her best moves but at least it was just a small, portrait sized art piece that could be removed when the stech got overwhelming.
     
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