CS: How is designing for HGTV’d different than designing for Secrets From a Stylist?
EH: Well there is a whole team to support you that is crazy talented. It's a well-oiled machine. In Secrets From a Stylist I'm pretty much everything from the designer to the mopper — I have help, but I'm very hands on because it's less renovation and construction and more about shopping and decorating. So I walked into this week, after having a ton of phone meetings and emails about the design, and it was all ready to go. It was so well organized and actually stress-free in many ways.
I was super super super nervous about a few things. I was nervous that the family wouldn't be excited about me (and they were super psyched) and then I was nervous about working with another host [Tanika Ray] because our hosting styles are so different. But after the second day, it honestly was just so easy and fun. I am used to picking everything out myself (I'm used to holding the fabrics not just seeing pictures of fabric swatches), so that was trickier than Secrets and some things weren't as I had pictured of course. But it was honestly one of the most fun weeks of my life. True story.