Former Shows & Episodes

Renovation Bootcamp ™

Robin Siegerman

Renovation Bootcamp – Creativity On Speed

Ever toyed with the idea of being an interior designer?  Wonder if you have what it takes to do the décor for a client’s home? The road to a creative field is not always as straight forward as you might think!  Host Robin Siegerman interviews Shawna Starkman of SandStar Designs on how her humble student beginnings eventually led her to become the go-to gal for music video set designs and more!

Even creative people can get in a rut from time to time, finding it tough to come up with unique solutions for every project. But early in her career as a set designer for music videos Shawna Starkman found that she didn’t have the luxury of suffering from a creative block! These jobs are done on the fly in completely strange cities for big-ego directors who demand the moon but will settle for the stars.

From early aspirations as an actor/singer/dancer, then back to film school, to working on music videos with some of the most famous artists in the music business to using pink, bullet-proof glass in a kids’ room, the road to the interior design profession was an action-packed whirlwind that played like a game show on steroids for Shawna! Join in as Robin gets the back-stage scoop from Shawna Starkman on just what it’s like to be a jet-setting set designer, how it’s the ultimate test of a creative brain, and what it could possibly have in common with designing someone’s home.

And in Tip from the Trenches segment Robin discovers a cool new product to help you tile any wall in half the time of conventional methods–with much less mess!–when she talks to Rob Madore, Project Manager of BonderaTileMatSet.  This is an episode you won’t want to miss, not even for a second.  Tune in for the fun!