I'm Dreaming of South Beach & Big Brother 12
I love a good cat-fight, some back-stabbing, show-mances and overall good strategic play! That’s why I love reality shows so much, especially ones like Survivor or Big Brother. One of my summer guilty pleasures is Big Brother – now in its 12th season. It’s been on for a couple of weeks but the only star of the show that is standing out to me right now is the interior decor of the Big Brother House...and I am loving it! If you refuse to watch the show, then let me at least take you on a quick tour of this year's house! This season the theme of the house is South Beach meets Art Deco that the BB12 producers have affectionately nicknamed “Playground by the Shore.” And this is one playground I would enjoy playing in. The Living Room AKA The Beach Room definitely has a beachy feel. I love the long couches and how the set designers have added a lot of texture and pattern with the cushions and all the beautiful ocean blue accents. It's hard to see in these pictures, but if you watch the show, you may have noticed the gorgeous aubergine wallpaper with a metallic sheen on it in this room....love it!!! [singlepic id=66 w=320 h=240 float=center] [singlepic id=67 w=320 h=240 float=center] Notice all those mirrors....when you vainly look at yourself -- know you are being captured on camera 24/7 -- Yikes!! The Kitchen is decorated in striking blue and yellow with stainless steel accents -- the perfect room to talk about your other housemates while savouring your daily intake of "Slop" -- if you have unfortunately been relegated to a "Have-Not" for the week! [singlepic id=68 w=320 h=240 float=center] One of the bedrooms is appropriately called The Palm Room....why you ask...cause its covered all in a palm leaf wallpaper..so very South Beach dahlin'! I do love the colour combination of blue with chartreuse...it's so fresh looking....and I love the art deco inspired twin beds...would put those in a guest room in a heartbeat! What I can't understand is why each year every house guest is an absolute PIG!! Didn't anyone ever teach any of these slobs how to make a bed or put away their clothes!! Take a good look at these pictures because this is NOT how you will see them on the show. [singlepic id=70 w=320 h=240 float=center] But now we're on to the Sunset Room...and I just love the colours of this bedroom. It's no secret that I just adore purple and combined with burnt orange & bronze decor....it's just oh so glam!! You'll notice the walls are lined with curved glass blocks that were custom built for the Big Brother house. It's definitely a very different way to apply texture to the walls....and I don't mind it in this instance. [singlepic id=71 w=320 h=240 float=center] If you love bold stripes, then you'll love the bathroom which is done up in dramatic black and yellow. And if you watch the show you'll notice quite a few pieces from the IKEA Trollsta collection -- with the curvy legs -- I'm a huge fan of the Trollsta collection and how you can customize each piece to your decor. [singlepic id=74 w=320 h=240 float=center] [singlepic id=73 w=320 h=240 float=center] If I had an extra room in my house then I would re-create the Cabana Room -- I love absolutely everything about this beach themed room. The large day bed is fantastic in blue and white stripes with all the cushions and the faux canopy window dressing over the mirrors. All I need is a tall fruity drink...and a cabana boy to feed me some grapes! ;-) [singlepic id=72 w=320 h=240 float=center] Ok...I can't stop loving all the purple in this year's BB12 house -- the lounge immediately outside the Head of Household (HOH) bedroom is utterly glam with its dark purple velvet curved benches & metal coffee table. What a great place to just sit and lounge, play a game of chess or plot how you can survive another week in the BB12 house!! [singlepic id=75 w=320 h=240 float=center] And then of course, there is the Big Brother HOH bedroom....it's really quite dreamy, relaxing and totally sophisticated in its colour scheme of warm browns and cool shades of blue and grey -- quite the opposite of what goes down in that room -- backstabbing, sobbing, heavy petting (for some) and a lot of strategic plotting to oust one unsuspecting houseguest!! [singlepic id=76 w=320 h=240 float=center] I love all the drama!! But I especially love the interior decor of this year's BB house. Hope you enjoyed the tour! If you're looking to dial up the glam quotient in your home then contact me for an online or in-person consultation. *All photos courtesy of CBS.com and Big Brother 12.