BRAVO'S 'TOP DESIGN' HAS CONTESTANTS VYING TO DESIGN THE ULTIMATE PARTY FOR BACARDI LIMON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 AT 10:00 PM ET/PT
On Tap -- Tension, Drama, and Special Guest Judge Ben Bourgeois
NEW YORK - March 12, 2007 � Six interior design contestants remain on Bravo's "Top Design," which hits the party circuit in an all-new episode premiering on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. The pressure is on and creativity takes over as the contenders are split into two teams of three and challenged to work together to design competing party spaces for Bacardi Limon to entertain guests of ELLE DECOR Magazine. Special guest judge Ben Bourgeois (event producer) will help decide who has created the "Top Design." Watch what happens and decide whose space is swank and sleek or just plain weak. Photography is available on Media Village at www.nbcmv.com/bravo.
With guidance from host and mentor Todd Oldham ("Top Design" host, designer), the remaining contestants' final judgment will come from judges Jonathan Adler ("Top Design" lead judge, interior designer), Margaret Russell ("Top Design" judge, editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR Magazine) and Kelly Wearstler ("Top Design" judge, interior designer).
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Episode 7: "Chef's Choice"
Special Guest Judge: Tom Colicchio (Chef)
Air Date: March 21 @ 10 PM ET/PT
The competition gets cookin' in the seventh episode of "Top Design" when the remaining contestants face "Top Chef" Head Judge Tom Colicchio (Chef) in their hardest design challenge yet, to design a chef's private dining room.
Episode 8: "Metropolitan Home Suites"
Special Guest Judge: Linda O'Keeffe (Director of Design & Architecture - Metropolitan Home Magazine)
Air Date: March 28th @ 10 PM ET/PT
The creative juices will flow as the remaining contestants head to the upscale Viceroy Hotel in Los Angeles to design a high-end modern hotel room.
Episode 9: "ELLE DECOR Cover Inspiration"
Special Guest Judge: Michael Berman (furniture and interior designer)
Air Date: April 4 @ 10 PM ET/PT
The strongest remaining interior design contestants select one of 10 ELLE DECOR Magazine covers as inspiration for their design.
Episode 10, Series Finale: "Lofty Designs"
Special Guest Judge: Trudie Styler (film producer, actress)
Air Date: April 11 @ 10 PM ET/PT
And then there were two. The remaining contenders who will strive to create the ultimate "Top Design" will each design the interior of a house -- two separate 1,700 square foot lofts in downtown Los Angeles to be exact. The series winner who creates the "Top Design" will win a brand new 2007 Acadia vehicle from GMC, an editorial feature in ELLE DECOR Magazine, plus the chance to showcase their design skills at ELLE DECOR'S Dining By Design, NYC, a lavish affair where designers, celebrities, and the who's who of fashion convene for a night of style, drama, excitement and spirited collaboration. No pressure though.
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