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Re: What Did You Think of "Down Home with David"?

In my opinion they should hand the decorating show over to Dan Hughes. This man is a prowess when it comes to decorating. He apparently strings together 30,000 lights each Holiday season and gets visitors as far away as New Jersey to see his elaborate festive displays of his farmhouse .... I think hes the best decorator at QVC.
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Re: What Did You Think of "Down Home with David"?


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In my opinion they should hand the decorating show over to Dan Hughes. This man is a prowess when it comes to decorating. He apparently strings together 30,000 lights each Holiday season and gets visitors as far away as New Jersey to see his elaborate festive displays of his farmhouse .... I think hes the best decorator at QVC.

 

Dan has said many times, “I am not at all a decorator.”  He’s a very nice host, but also remember he’s colorblind, so he has limitations at decorating, even if he wanted to. 

 

You cannot make a show out of Dan stringing thousands of lights along the perimeter of his house.  That’s not decorating, any contractor can do that with a tall ladder and blueprints of the house.  

 

Decorating requires skill in design, ambiance, mixture of textures, colors, arrangements, scale of a room, feelings of who lives in the space, etc. 

 

 

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Re: What Did You Think of "Down Home with David"?

Alberti knows how to decorate.
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Re: What Did You Think of "Down Home with David"?

Yes, yes and yes!  

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Re: What Did You Think of "Down Home with David"?

@Caaareful Shopper - I agree, and Dan also specifically mentions that he has help (I'm assuming that means a third-party contractor) to hang the lights since there are so many of them. He is very pleasant, but like David, he is no designer—he just does a nice job of describing things and speaking in general about how they can be used.

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Re: What Did You Think of "Down Home with David"?

LoriQvc, that's news to me that Dan outsources the Holiday lighting to a contractor. He has always said his wife makes him do it and he does it out of love for his wife and Christmas. I've never seen his display but understand it contains 30,000 lights. Hes a true Marlboro Man jack of all trades kind of guy. I'm sure he is cherished by his wife.
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Re: What Did You Think of "Down Home with David"?

I can't watch him. Did he do a happy dance for the ladder? Strange for a grown man.

 

 

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Re: What Did You Think of "Down Home with David"?

Happy dance does a lot of strange things

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Orphanannoe1, I believe the "Happy Dance" is a sales schrick. I'd be curious if this man behaves like this in restaurants. I think the powers that be at the Q tell him to do those dances because they have seen a correlation with increased sales when he dances. He is a grown man and must feel embarrased being told to act childish on air.
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Re: What Did You Think of "Down Home with David"?

This show needs to be improved or just go away.  I think QVC knows David is very popular so he can sell anything.  He is a good salesman, but what they have for him to present is old, and the same we have seen on many other shows.   I quit watching.