Monday, September 01, 2008

A little J'Adoration for Episode One

I've just viewed a screener of Episode 1 and am very excited! After Season 1 ended with a sort of soft plop there was a lot of debate over whether a second season was even worth considering. After season 1 ended, I wrote a long post with some ideas of what I was hoping for in a second season. Magical Elves seem to have come through in a big way for all of us who wanted the show to succeed. The drama comes from the situations and not just personality conflicts. That's sure to come at some point. But, for at least the first episode, we get to know the designers as professionals, which is pretty refreshing.

Here is an exclusive sneak peek from the epi:

The designers actually get a little fresh air this season - no white box in epi 1!

Shopping with Nathan Thomas and Teresa Keegan.

Starting off where season 1 left off - it's a loft makeover challenge!

Todd Oldham is the perfect mentor - full of caring and great ideas!

The judges panel - India Hicks, Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler (looking quite demure) and Margaret Russell.

Margaret and Jonathan enter the contestants loft. (Loving the Cole & Sons wallpaper)

And here are a few details from the finished projects to whet your appetite:

Top Design airs this Wednesday at 10:00 EST on Bravo!

The party room (maybe we should call it the Cutting Room?) will be open, so come on in, open a long, tall one and let's all enjoy - and dish - together!

All images courtesy of BravoTV ©2008.