| Aug 19, 2013 |
Two new Style Network shows feature competitive design
Boh staff
By Staff

“Matched by Design," which airs tomorrow on the Style Network, follows interior design matchmaking agent Lloyd Princeton as he pairs clients with interior designers—and then lets the competition begin.

“I’m thrilled for this show because it highlights the best of our industry in a realistic way,” said Princeton. “The talent represented are creative, hard working, and most importantly, passionate about the craft.”

Lloyd Princeton

During the premier episode, Princeton pairs Grammy-winning producer Tricky Stewart and his wife with three interior designers who then compete to make over their guest bedroom and bathroom.

Designers Charles Neal, Julia Wong and Jessica Bennett present their concepts to the homeowners who decide which designer best articulates their aesthetics and personalities.

“Matched by Design is the only show on TV based on the matchmaking service iMatchDesigners, which actually tailors introductions based on scope of services, budget, timeline, aesthetic and most importantly, temperament,” Princeton added. “In an era of online access, this is the personal touch many consumers still crave.”

Kristin Banta and Kevin Lee

Premiering next week is "Keep the Party Moving," which features event planner extraordinaires Kristin Banta and Kevin Lee. The show pits neighbor against neighbor in the trendy scene of progressive dinner parties, where each course of the meal is prepared and served at a different person's home.

Banta and Lee judge this competitive special as four neighbors, who are each assigned a course and theme, must execute the perfect event. In addition to creating exceptional food and beverage options, the neighbors must also pay special attention to ambient details, including tablescape, décor and entertainment.

The shows will air on Tuesday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT respectively.

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