Trading Spaces Stars Recall Worst Design Trends Ahead of Reboot

TLC's rebooted show premieres on April 7 and features many returning stars, such as Paige Davis and Ty Pennington

By Corinne Heller Mar 30, 2018 7:51 PMTags
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The new Trading Spaces is right around the corner!

The original TLC home improvement series aired between 2000 and 2008 and showed how neighbors redesigned rooms in each other's homes, with professional help, of course. A Trading Spaces reboot premieres next month and will feature returning cast members Paige Davis, the host, carpenter Ty Pennington, and designers Hildi Santo-TomasGenevieve GorderLaurie Smith, Doug Wilson and Vern Yip. The new series will also feature newbies Joanie Sprague, formerly of America's Next Top Model, and HGTV star John Gidding.

Many of the stars recalled in a Parade magazine interview some of their least-favorite design trends.

Pennington hates sponge painting.

"In the '80s it was everywhere," he told the magazine. "It took so much time, and I remember we once sponge-painted over mahogany, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, we're doing this, over mahogany?'"

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Smith is no fan of ceiling fans, especially the kind with frosted prong lights.

Davis doesn't like navy, hunter green and maroon shower curtains, seen in many homes.

Yip can't stand Tuscan kitchens.

"I vehemently despise that trend," he said. "I am so happy we've left it behind."

The new Trading Spaces premieres on TLC on April 7.