A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Families and friends have to find a kind way to help someone with an issue, such as too many palm tree-themed pieces in the house, or too many penguins. Some teasing is invovled, but it's not too harsh.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this interior decorating-themed show doesn't have much age-inappropriate content (but, but the same token, its subject matter may not interest kids). The folks featured on the show often end up getting teased regarding their decorating obsessions, but it's not direct, and friends and family members are generally more interested in helping them than embarrassing them. The terms "intervention" and "enabling" are used frequently, which people who've been affected by addiction might find trivializing.
Is It Any Good?
The show works for three reasons. First, the intervention is done with a great deal of kindness and love. Second, the issue usually isn't so much the person's passion as it is that someone else needs to share the space (and needs some room for their own style). And third, Brown manages to create spaces that take the reasons behind the person's passion into consideration. The woman who had a thing for palm trees, for example, associated the trees with vacations and resorts -- so she got a resort-themed room that honored her love without all of the palms.
And, of course, there are some good design hints for the viewing audience -- like using horizontal stripes on the wall of a small room to make it look bigger.
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