On HGTV’s new show, “Great Rooms“, Design Star season six winner Meg Caswell transforms outdated kitchens, living rooms and dining spaces in her hometown of Chicago. Originally pitched as “Design Crimes” (since Meg is a former criminologist) her actual show is really a useful “real world” show with some very creative ideas. Her bubbly personality is accessible, fun and infectious – I dare you not to smile when she laughs with glee. In a recent episode – which aired October 1st – entitled “Divalicious Kitchen” (episode H2DSW-103H) Caswell even used a Ruby Red Dreamwalls Color Glass backsplash with stunning results.
The episode’s project was the kitchen of homeowner Monique. Her kitchen was a large space, with “plenty of ugly”. According to the website preview, “From the cheap, laminate parquet tile on the floor to the drop-down ceiling, it all needs to go. ” I couldn’t have agreed more. (It looked painfully like the rental kitchen that I now use, to be honest.) But Caswell turned the dated, poorly planned space into a fun, vibrant room that is perfect for entertaining. She chose big, bold colors, which matched the homeowner’s personality.
The keys to this makeover included adding a functional, funky island for friends and family to gather around, and a vibrant glass backsplash to add energy and just the right pop of color. “Glass panels…give the space added shine and make it easy to keep clean, too.” states the episode webpage. Meg even used a piece of Dreamwalls Color Glass in the “dog center” for the homeowners dog! Since it’s moisture resistant, it makes sense,…and she even wrote on it with a marker to celebrate the owner.
The Dreamwalls Color Glass backsplash was fabricated and installed by the Chicago glass experts at Creative Mirror & Shower. They have been a partner with Dreamwalls Color Glass practically since day one, and we loved seeing their work on TV – as well as were impressed by how clean their warehouse is! (watch for it at the 16:30 mark) They’re definitely a class/glass act all the way. [Note: Creative Mirror & Shower sells Dreamwalls Color Glass under the private name, "ColourGlas" But it is the same, durable product as Dreamwalls Color Glass.]
The homeowner was thrilled with the results. (“Are you Serious?!” She excitedly exclaimed at the unveiling.) I was equally thrilled when I saw Dreamwalls Color Glass in this room. It really turned out to be a wonderful transformation. While they haven’t yet posted the full episode on the HGTV website, you CAN currently watch it here through xfinity. I’ll be watching Meg’s show live every week – new episodes are on every Saturday night – 6pm EST on HGTV.