Mike Holmes is one of the hottest guys on tv. And his sense of ethics is heartwarming. Unfortunately, it makes me very hesitant to have anything done on our house, since I'm now paranoid at the job that would be done. It's all about references, you know?
Anyway, HGTV has really helped me get an eye for design, or at least being able to differentiate between what I like and what's nice-but-I-don't-want-it.
I wonder about people who use designers to decorate. These designers go and buy all this stuff for the house, I'm talking decor, not new furniture which may be needed. Don't these people have anything they've collected which could be used? Who would want a house full of stuff that means nothing more than "It looks nice on the shelf/wall/table"? We have TONS of stuff to choose from, even if only some of it was used. And a lot of it is at least interesting to look at and is a part of us and our lives.