Thursday, October 4, 2007
I'm in Philadelphia this week at The Custom Home Furnishings Conference produced by Draperies and Window Coverings Magazine. The keynote speaker today was Michael Payne of HGTV's "Designing for the Sexes".
I've never watched many of the "design" oriented shows on TV but I have caught his show a few times and he seems to be the real deal. His speech today was surprisingly funny and full of energy. I had envisioned him as being ultra conservative but he was quite approachable and engaging.
I had the chance to meet him after lunch and I gave him a copy of my book. He's promised to read it and write a review for me - so we'll see if he follows through or if he was just saying anything to get rid of the crazy lady with the book!! He's writing a new book of his own about the remodel of his 1948 bungalow in the Hollywood Hills entitled " House of Payne" .