Monday, July 20, 2009

Splash of the Week: A Knock-Out!

I thought it would be fun to start the week (and every week from now on) with a splash!  After watching HGTV’s Showdown, selecting the first “Splash of the Week” was easy!

You’ve seen the show, I’m sure.  It’s when  HGTV celebrity hosts (some of them really are designers and/or architects) compete in teams of two to create a successful makeover of a space for one lucky homeowner.  This all must be done on set within 4 hours, cameras rolling!  The homeowner(s) must  select the best design and their reward is to have the winning design completed in their home.  It is truly fun to watch!

This week: Vern Yip vs. Angelo Surmelis in the kitchen!  I knew that Vern was going to win.  Vern always wins.  His team created a clean transitional space with room for a family.  He listened to his client and added warmth with the color palette and the cabinetry, but made it funky with what?  You guessed it………the backsplash!


The client’s kitchen/mudroom space before.


Vern Yip’s winning design.


The black & white Italian mosaics that dealt the knock-out blow!

Click to see Angelo’s design and more on HGTV’s Showdown!  All photos courtesy of

1 comment:

  1. I love this show! Nice splash of the week. I like the concept.