Jeff Lewis is one of those love him or hate him kind of guys. I love him. It doesn’t even have anything to do with his decorating, which can be a bit one-note (it’s a nice, clean, often heavy on the chocolate brown tones, Ann Sacks-tiled note, but one-note just the same). It’s his facial expressions and the crazy stuff he lets fly out of his mouth that make me love him.
Last night on Interior Therapy he butted heads with client Ross Matthews. I am a Ross fan in small doses, but clearly five days was way too big of a dose for Jeff. I had no idea someone with a voice as high as Ross’s could drown out everyone else. In this case, Ross bulldozes over his partner Sal’s desire for clean and uncluttered decor with a Vespa and a pile of every single designer line from Target. In one glance I recognized Orla Kiely, Missoni and DwellStudio for Target stuff right off the bat, all thrown together in a hodge-podge way that frankly made me see the same Target hoarding problem in myself.
While Ross wanted a new kitchen and Sal wanted a new backyard, Jeff took one look at how overstuffed their home was and knew they needed to expand into their garage. In just five days, he created a salon for Sal, a fashion stylist, to work with clients. The space can also serve as a media room and guest room. He also turned that driveway into a patio:
This is the best garage that doesn’t look like it used to be a garage makeovers I’ve ever seen. Usually it’s ridiculously obvious. French doors, light fixtures and not having a driveway pulling up to the space are the answer. The inside is a chic spot to greet clients, show off the clothes and have them try them on for fittings:
I give this episode a “Bravo!” Did you watch? What do you think of Jeff?
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