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Design Smackdown — S1:E2

Robert Passal vs Betsy Ginn



This episode of Design Smackdown dives straight into the heart of Midtown, Manhattan, with host Thom Filicia and guest designer Robert Passal. Nothing screams East Coast design like a classic luxurious apartment situated on Park Avenue like a king on a throne. With a tailored mix of old and new, this apartment features a fantastical guest room that looks straight out of a storybook. Back in sunny Encinitas, California, cohost Sharzad Kiadeh gets an all-access pass to designer Betsy Ginn’s beautiful, whimsical home that takes vintage glamour to a whole new level. With these two fabulous homes competing for the gold, it’s nearly impossible to pick one over the other!

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Design Smackdown

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East Coast vs. West Coast! This fabulous series takes viewers on eye-popping, jaw-dropping tours of some of America’s most amazing and exclusive homes on opposite coasts. Each show captures the brilliance of two homes as told by the design professionals responsible for the meticulous details and opulent furnishings. More

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