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Don’t Get Scammed! A Warning From HGTV

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HGTV wants to remind you that there are scammers who might want to take advantage of your love for HGTV, so be careful of solicitations offering free home makeovers. If you [...]

Lisa LaPorta’s new website

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The first thing I do when an episode of Designed to Sell comes on HGTV is check to see if Lisa LaPorta is the designer host. No offense to other worthy designers on the [...]

Eco-decorating is suddenly hip

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I guess my friend and co-author Kitty Bartholomew is a visionary. For many years, long before it was eco-hip, she was finding new uses for old things that have served their [...]

Mike Holmes in New Orleans

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I’ve got my own paparazzo working down in New Orleans (AKA my husband, Bill) and he swung by the house Mike Holmes of “Holmes on Homes” is helping to build. [...]

Who will win ‘Design Star’?

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Last night, on HGTV’s “Design Star,” the three judges agreed this was the strongest group of finalists they’d seen yet. I agree. And I wondered if [...]

A treat in store for you

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Now don’t hate me for this, but last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Angelo Surmelis, host of HGTV’s “Rate My Space,” at his Los Angeles home. [...]

TV Review: ‘Rate My Space’

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I’ve watched several episodes of “Rate My Space” with Angelo Surmelis on HGTV and I’m quite impressed. Here’s how it works: The homeowners who [...]

Miranda Hobbes, I knew ye not

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Did I not watch "Sex and the City" reruns for the past four years? Did I not come to feel in some TV-induced mania that I knew Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and [...]

Kim Myles: Do you like her show now?

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Yesterday we saw another segment of Kim Myles’ new HGTV show “Myles of Style” and I’m wondering: Do you like it now? So far here, we’ve had more [...]

The Human Footprint: Take the survey

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The Human Footprint will be on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday at 9 p.m. The subtitle is: Everything you eat. Everything you drink. Everything you use. Your entire [...]

Psst . . . wanna be on TV?

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The following home shows need you: ‘Myles of Style’ Want a makeover from HGTV “Design Star” winner Kim Myles, who charmed viewers with her personality [...]

For HGTV’s Kim Myles, a good start

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For Kim Myles fans who were put off by what one commenter here called a “bizarre” color scheme during HGTV’s “Myles of Style” show on Sunday, tonight’s [...]

TV Review: ‘Myles of Style’

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This was supposed to be a review of the new HGTV show "Myles of Style," hosted by Kim Myles, who won the Design Star 2 competition and was rewarded with her own [...]

Home shows rock on despite down market

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You’d hardly know there was a housing crisis by watching reality home shows. The properties on these shows are still getting bought, sold, flipped, updated and dated [...]

New show: ‘Date My House’ on TLC

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I guess HGTV’s new show “Sleep On It,” where prospective homeowners get to try out a house before they buy it, must be doing well. Now TLC, the Learning [...]

Video: Green Claremont fire rebuild

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We first met this wonderful couple — Vern and Deb Jahnke — earlier this year when they gave me a tour of their Claremont home for a Pardon Our Dust feature. You [...]
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