It was summer 1999 when I first jumped on the televised interior design/home improvement bandwagon. The person who took me there was an effeminate balding man named Christopher Lowell.
For one hour every weekday I escaped into a world of sisal rugs, core doors and "tablescapes" (Christopher's word for table settings with pizzazz).
The things that man can do with raffia! It boggles the mind.
Since then, Christopher's humble "Interior Motives" program has become one of the most popular shows on the Discovery Channel and with those kind of ratings came an inflated budget, glossier set and new name ("The Christopher Lowell Show," naturally).
While I still worship at the altar of Christopher, I've widened my scope as my cable service here in El Centro expanded. In addition to being a devoted fan of the Home and Garden Television station, my new obsession is TLC's "Trading Spaces."