Do You Watch Jeff Lewis?

I was talking with someone last week about Jeff Lewis. Have you ever seen either of his shows? His first show was: Flipping Out, and his more recent show is: Interior Therapy. Both are on Bravo and are about designing homes. Jeff Lewis is a character. He is direct, crass, and definitely not politically correct. I am not sure I could ever work for him. I do not have the patience that Jenny (his assistant) does. He would definitely fire me quickly, because I would have to tell him how horrid he is to his employees.

Having said all that, he is hilarious to watch, and he has impeccable design taste. I would live in one of his designed homes in a second (if I could afford one)! I decided to Google him a bit, and found his Facebook page. I had fun seeing all his candid photos of random people or things he finds while out in Los Angeles. Of course I had to “like” it so that his random posts will show up in my Facebook feed and I can smile, laugh, or roll my eyes.

Flipping Out is a show about flipping homes that started a few years ago. When flipping homes slowed down with the economy and real estate plunge, Jeff shifted the show towards his design expertise and helped individuals redo their internal spaces, rather that flipping large homes. The theme that was thread through the show was that Jeff also would flip out at his clients, employees, and subcontractors. All the time. As with a home that is being flipped, time and effort improves the home. The same has happened with Jeff. Over a few seasons, he flips out less. A new season of Flipping Out has just started. Try it out. (I also included part of a random episode below).

You might find it is one of your new favorite shows, or you might find that Jeff’s design skills rank way above his people skills.

2 thoughts on “Do You Watch Jeff Lewis?

  1. Whew … after watching Jeff worry, plan, worry, check-up, worry, flip out…I think I need a nap! I love his crew though, especially Jenni and The Maid — both cheeky enough to stand their ground…gently. Thanks for introducing me to Jeff … bottom line…his designs look great and who doesn’t want perfection (though most of us settle for pretty good). Do you ever wonder how much of Jeff’s angst is camera-centric?

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    • Yes, he is a bit exhausting, but we love Jenni and Zoila! I have totally wondered about Jeff’s angst being camera-centric. Would love to be a fly on a wall when they are taping!

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