two new designers joining Trading Spaces this fall; season debuts Aug. 24.

two new designers joining Trading Spaces this fall; season debuts Aug. 24.
Two new designers will join Trading Spaces next season, reality blurred: the reality TV weblog has learned. The first new designer was already involved with the show, as one of its sewing coordinators. Edward Walker, a North Carolina-based designer of wedding gowns and interiors, went to the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and says he “like[s] to mix metropolitan chic with southern sensibilities. It combines the excitement of the city with the comfort of childhood.” The second new designer, Kia Steave-Dickerson, has worked as a set designer and propmaster for plays, commercials, and films (including Signs, The Sixth Sense, and Men In Black). She went to the Philadelphia College of Textiles and is described as liking “coming up with a theme and then accessorizing the rooms.” No designers are being eliminated; instead, the two are being added because the number of episodes is being increased to 60. The new season will debut Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. ET with a preview episode, Maine: Joseph Drive. The following week, TLC will air an as-yet-unaired season two episode where a University of California sorority (Alpha Omicron Pi) and fraternity (Delta Upsilon) redecorate rooms in each other’s houses.
+ also: Doug’s webcast is archived online; he says there’s “talk of a Will & Grace” episode with the designers.

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