A couple of months ago during the Television Critics Association press tour for “Trading Spaces,” Paige Davis got asked a really interesting question about where design has trended since “Trading Spaces” ended in 2008. (Note: TLC has been airing old episodes of “Trading Spaces” and I’ll say design trends have improved greatly.)
Davis wasn’t shy with her answer.
Reporter: I’m wondering if you are in agreement for certain types of design trends to disappear, and what some of your pet peeves are and some of the things that you have to talk homeowners out of — like, strongly — and steer them away from?
Davis: Like shiplap?
That’s right. Davis took the softball and threw it directly and intentionally at the beloved Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper.” (R.I.P.)
Recently, on “Today” most of the “Trading Spaces” cast got together for a talk about the reboot and once again, it got really shady in an otherwise sunny setting.
Hoda Kotb asked, “you have all these shows that came because of what you built… there’s not a lot of room out there.”
“We kicked off this genre…there’s still, in a way, nothing like our show… we don’t know if the home owners are going to like it. There’s a lot of fantasy design television out there, but people don’t have $450,000.”
You couldn’t appear on “Fixer Upper” without a pretty high budget, so we know who that was directed towards.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 5, 2018