HGTV-the myth of the super-designer continues

My friend and colleague Kelly has a fantastic post over at Arte Styling on the realities of design shows.
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The world of HGTV has been a blessing, and a curse for us designers. On the one hand, it has given the public a vocabulary through which they feel empowered to try their hand at design, or at least communicate their vision to the designer. On the other hand, people have the wrong impression that these televised make-over designs come together much more quickly than they really do.
Apartment Therapy remarks, "we were astonished by how many hours it took to shoot scenes that will probably amount to only a few minutes of airtime in the final cut."

For more of what goes on behind the scenes, check out HGTV-Friend or Foe?