Why don’t they give out Oscars for best decorating? I mean, seriously, I should have a curio full of them by now for some of the many spectacular performances I’ve turned in over the years. Not just anyone can turn in a Titanic performance on B-movie budget you know.
Ok…I’ll admit there have probably been one or two Peter O’Toole performances along the way. (Poor guy…. 8 noms and not a statue to show for it.) But, honorable mention is never a bad thing, right? You must’ve done something well to get that kind of attention. I stand by the fact that everyone deserves a Susan Lucci moment in their lives. Oh wait, that’s the Daytime Emmys. Anyway…
So here are my personal favorite Streep-like nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Decorator in no particular order.
THE HUNT FOR (SOMETHING OTHER THAN) RED OCTOBER
ILLEGALLY BLONDE 2: RED, WHITE & BLAH
A ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW
YES VIRGINIA, THERE WAS A CHRISTMAS TREE
Of course, no award show would be complete without a speech. (cue sappy music) So, I’d like to thank all of those who made these moments possible. To those who played a supporting role like painters, paper-hangers, manufacturers and my dedicated crew, a million thanks. And to my awesome clients whom, without your confidence and (let’s face it) sad-looking rooms, I wouldn’t be able to create spaces that celebrate your lives and loves, I am deeply grateful.
And now it’s up to you. The Academy of Decorating Arts & Sciences is waiting to hear which is the People’s Choice. So which is your favorite? Chime in and may the best makeover win!