Sunday, January 28

HGTV Comes to Visit.

It was big day at my apartment today. HGTV's Small Space, Big Style came to visit! The folks at HGTV invited me to be featured on the show, which was quite exciting and surprising. I was thrilled! However, nobody told me how hard I'd have to work! I'm not one who even enjoys having my photograph taken, so to have to ad lib into a camera lens for about nine hours was pretty darn hard. But indeed fun, I must say. It's just harder than you might think to act naturally with a giant lens staring you in the face, a microphone battery attached to your bum and a boom hanging over your head. Whew. Even when you're up on the subject you're speaking about, in this case my apartment, I found myself quite tongue-tied. I think I may have actually made up a few words somewhere along the line. I'm exhausted and so is Coop - he was my very talented co-star. Although they did let us relax in our trailer in between takes (er, uh, I guess that was the bedroom). I did wear uggs while resting - just like the real stars! I shot 'b' roll, walking & talking and a little (actually a lot) of faking doing things, like looking at the view, reading a magazine, blogging. Do you have any idea how hard it is to do nothing, naturally?

I'm not sure yet when my episode on Small Space Big Style airs, but a big thank you to Nicole for inviting me, Robin for calming my nerves, T-Bone for the battery on my bum and Gary for the giant lens and for not making too much fun of me and my goofy expressions. It was a blast!




19 comments:

Nicole said...

Eeee!! How exciting! A big congratulations!

It's crazy seeing what a mess all of the cables and lights make, and how huge the camera looks in your place.

Stewfy said...

Well deserved. Here is one of the few moments I wish I had cable.

kate (pm) said...

So cool! I can't wait to see you and your fab place on TV!! Glad your Jaspar sofa arrived in for this, too. ;)

MattPDX said...

Fantastic! You have to let me know when it's gonna air!

Ky said...

how friggin' exciting is this??!!!!! congratulations! i absolutely love that show.

victoria@sfgirlbybay.com said...

thanks everyone! it was a bit stressful at first - but the crew was so nice they relaxed me. we'll see just how relaxed when it airs. it was pretty crazy being on camera!

stewfy - i know! i had to order cable just the be able to watch the show (and also for the show Top Designer on bravo).

i'll let you know when it airs.

kstyle said...

How completely exciting,

Please give us some advance on watching if possible. Can't wait to see it. I can imagine it wasn't easy. k

midcenturyjo said...

How exciting. I'll have to wait until next season because we're behind in Australia. Go Victoria!

kim. said...

Congrats Victoria!!!! Can't wait to see it (probably next season too like Jo).

Abby Creek Art said...

How cool...really looking forward to seeing it, Victoria. Your "Uggs in the trailer" comment cracked me up!

Asli said...

this is soo cool. can't wait

Alicia G. said...

Glad to see that it happened and you got a mention on the Domino blogs. And hey...when did your bath go lavender? I thought it was buttercup? Did I miss another bathroom makeover?

jordan said...

That is so rad. Please be sure and post when you find out when it will air. So exciting!

victoria@sfgirlbybay.com said...

thanks again everyone!

i'll post when it's supposed to air.

abby creek - i felt so 'eva longoria' in my uggs. it kept cracking up about it.

alicia - thanks! and yes, the bathroom is buttercup no more. i painted it last weekend a horrible shade of lavender - kind of what i would call 'midas muffler' purple.

i couldn't face painting it again and found an amazing painter named Marcos to come and re-paint it a lovely shade of lavender (on saturday the day before the shoot!). he also painted my hallway and the wall in the dining room with the kitchen pass-thru - all for $200. and it looks amazing. if anyone's interested and needs a painter, let me know and i can put you in touch.

kelly said...

I can't wait to see it(as an avid small space big style fan). Your apartment always blows me away.

decor8 said...

Rock on Victoria! I can't wait to see the episode. THRILLING! :)

Holly

anjiejoon said...

how deliciously exciting! please do let us know when it airs.

CeLee said...

that is SOOOOOOOO exciting! congratulations!

Nicole said...

Thanks for the shout out! As someone who has seen the footage - I can say that this will be one truly fantastic segment! You did a great job! It should air in late spring or early summer...I'll certainly keep you posted :)