Have you heard the news? Sotheby’s Home is being featured in A+E’s new show, Working The Room, an innovative makeover series that follows top interior designers as they come to the rescue of overwhelmed clients and redo rooms in desperate need of transformation.
The show follows designers Nathan Turner, Mat Sanders, and Tiffany Riggle, giving an exclusive peek at their creative process, including how they choose items from Sotheby’s Home to help anchor each reimagined space. Stay updated on all things Working the Room online.
Nathan Turner’s Bedroom Challenge
The designer, known for sophisticated, layered, all-American interiors, showed up at their home to see the space, quickly deciding that the makeover needed to include the floor and walls. “That carpet needed to come with Zoloft or something, it was so sad,” he said. Although the clients agreed on direction, it was not without hesitation. The result—a relaxing oasis inspired by their honeymoon in Fiji—was met with an emotional and happy Karen.
Mat Sanders’ Living Room Challenge
If Nathan’s challenge was to get rid of things, Mat Sanders’s space highlights a different design conundrum: how to fill up an empty space with the right amount of furniture. A self-taught designer, Mat’s background is rooted in fashion—and it shows. He reimagined the living room for Ben and Michelle, a young couple with two kids, using plenty of bold choices which the designer toned down by choosing an ultra clean and soft blue hue to guide the eye throughout space.
Tiffany Riggle’s Family Room Challenge
For the final challenge, it fell on Tiffany Riggle to deliver a complete transformation of a man cave into a welcoming family room. The couple, Tiffany and Chase, had time to redo most of their home but never got to the garage; which had become the main repository of Chase’s jerseys and a pool table, complete with deer head. Different from other clients who were happy to see most of their belongings gone, Tiffany and Chase had specific requests on the final design. Rob Riggle, whom you might recognize from his roles on The Hangover and 21 Jump Street, came along to help his wife, with varying degrees of success. As the designer, Tiffany, put it, “We needed to bring a ‘she shed’ to this man cave.” The revealed room had a tense moment when the clients’ “keeper” belongings were not instantly spotted—but Tiffany had more than one design trick up her sleeve to truly surprise and delight her clients.
Tune in to watch:
The three episodes of the series will air across A+E Networks’ platforms beginning Thursday, May 9 at 9PM on FYI and Saturday mornings at 9AM beginning May 11 on A&E. Working The Room is part of A+E Networks’ growing Home.Made. lifestyle programming block, which serves as the portfolio’s base of all things DIY, home improvement, and décor.
Stay up to date on all things Working the Room by following along on FYI and A&E, and by checking out exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage on Sotheby’s Home’s YouTube, Instagram, and Working the Room online hub.