ICYMI: ‘Trading Spaces’ is Back!

I was counting down the days for this past weekend’s “Trading Spaces” 2018 edition, and let me just say that I was not disappointed at all! As I have said in an earlier “Get to know Jeeah & Kourtney” post, I’m addicted to binge-watching certain channels, including HGTV, during the weekend. I have to say I was getting a little bit bored with all the repeats on HGTV lately and was itching for something more, so you can only imagine how excited I was to hear the news that “Trading Spaces” was being resurrected!

And with “Trading Spaces,” being back on TV, how can you forget all the infamous work by Hilde Santo-Tomas that made viewers question her ability as an interior designer? I mean, not that you want to really be reminded of some of the interesting avant-garde (truly) touch that she brought to her design concept, but hey why not to exemplify the notion of “art for art’s sake”?

Exhibit A

You know, a lot of work went into this creation. Yes, those are flowers stapled on to the wall.

Exhibit B

This is before we were introduced to Upside Down a la “Stranger Things.”

Exhibit C

Yep, that’s her face on that wall in someone’s house.

You can check out some of her other creations (thanks to BuzzFeed), but you get the idea.

So you know what you’re getting yourself into when you have Hildi as your designer on this show. The people behind “Trading Spaces” know how to bring in viewership because guess who was one of the two designers featured in the first episode? You guessed it — Hildi.

It’s really something to watch Hildi in her zone working her way in trying to bring her team on board. This lady has a vision; not just any vision, but an out-of-this-world vision where she is the ultimate decider on what’s considered design worthy. Never mind what the actual homeowners ultimately feel about the final makeover. She owns her work from start to finish. Hildi does Hildi.

Even if you find “Trading Spaces” a thing from the past that should just stay in the past, it doesn’t hurt to check out the reboot (full episodes available via TLC). If anything, it’s highly entertaining, and you’ll get emotionally invested once again either loving or hating the room makeovers.

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