Andrea Keller, our pal on Bravo’s Top Design, gives us a little more dish about her experiences on the show:
FBLA: Do you read the forums or blogs about the show? People love you or hate you.
AK: I heard from a lot of people that I shouldn’t read them, so that was the idea at first, and then of course I was curious and heard things â€“ so now I read everything everything and so much of it is hilarious and right on. I love the blogs, love the community of it, it’s so wild and interesting to hear what people think and I want to know. I’m not really offended by some of the criticisms/hates because I think there is a lot more to me that isn’t coming across or can’t in this format & time limit. I don’t know, everyone is entitled to their opinion. and I know that not everyone in the world likes everyone else, hello. I have to say that anyone that thinks I could be a cartoon character or a super hero has given me the greatest joy of my life. I love you, come hang out, let’s go on adventures and save the world.
FBLA: Did your team lose because you didn’t have a bouncer? Project Top Design and a reader agree. So does Linda.
AK: We totally missed out on the bouncer–outside people thing–truthfully we were so frantic about building the walls and getting everything painted that we couldn’t even process the idea of entertainment outside of the dj–we tried to make our tent more about design and less just look but maybe that was completely wrong. No no time. I think our plan was solid and we had a lot of interesting pieces, problem is that they weren’t all completeâ€¦ we were going for a club atmosphere with different areas to hang out in/different visual and sensory experiences.
Pink Navy is all over those sensory experiences with a drinking game.
FBLA: We didn’t know flowers came in furry.
AK: Ok so the flowers. I actually did 3 types of arrangements, or maybe I should say I did one type of arrangement, one sort of cluster thing and then for the third I threw flowers in trays (that needed foam I didn’t have) in 5 minutes. I really wanted to reinvent that, do something else, tie the flowers, find another container. But I did’t and they hated it so much. I think I’m a little more open minded than they are about how weird flower arrangements can be and how that can potentially be delightful, but if a florist made those arrangements I probably wouldn’t call them again. I admit it. You should have seen the ones by the benches, they were really lovely. And I love flowers so much.