Parents' Guide to

Over Designed

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Decor expert helps people learn that less is more.

TV TLC Reality TV 2008
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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.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 20, 2008
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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