Behind The Scenes: with Sarah and Tommy Part II
Where to start and share with you all the nuggets of design knowledge that Sarah & Tommy imparted to us? For you non-Sarah fans, this post might be boring (lots of text, few photos, empty calories!). For the rest of you, read along and see what Sarah & Tommy had to say about:
Why have you done so many different shows?
Room Service was about artisans and craftspeople, and the fundamentals of design. Design Inc. was about exposing the amazing team that makes it all happen. It was celebrating that there is a big team effort and documenting that everything can and will go wrong - even for Sarah and Tommy! It wasn't a "reality" show (with manufactured drama), but a real show. Sarah's House was in response to all the house-flipping going on. I wanted people to understand the fundamentals of where to prioritize and spend their money.
My question: You always seem to demystify the process with each of your shows. Is that something you consciously do, you want to share with your viewers? Because not all designers share that philosophy.
We're currently shooting season 4 of Sarah's House (new shows in October), then we'll shoot season 2 of Sarah 101. And we're talking about a 5th season of Sarah's House!
What are the trends for 2011?
Since we shoot up to a year in advance, we can't really focus on the trends. Instead we focus on what are the lasting elements of design, what is timeless. We focus on experiences and combinations (in materials, paint colours etc) we haven't tried.