How would I define "whirlwind"? Designing a house for Ellen DeGeneres' super-fan (and frequent Ellen Show guest) Lisa Jarmon -- in six weeks.
Lisa and her four kids, ages 4 to 17, had their dreams come true when they were chosen by Ellen to receive a new home. What Lisa didn't know was that it would be completely furnished (down to the clothespins in the laundry room) by Wayfair. See the entire Ellen Dream Home HERE
Sounds simple, right?
Not so simple! But, it could not have been more rewarding.
Our to-do list for those six weeks?
- Create an interior design plan for Lisa's Houston, Texas, house with our producer and stylist Sandra Mohlmann (who lives in Charleston, South Carolina, while the Wayfair team is Boston-based)
- Order nearly 600 carefully chosen Wayfair items to outfit the home
- Install all the items throughout the home in just three days
- Work with fab LA photographer Reed Davis to photograph the rooms in three days so we could share all the great ideas with you
- Design, engineer, write, and upload a 153-page editorial package
- Meet Lisa, her kids, her sisters, her mom, and her best friends at the big reveal