episode seven was a tease. the four remaining designers were presented with the challenge of transforming a gigantic 10,000 square foot backyard into a plush outdoor oasis. i certainly think this was accomplished, especially since the dust bowl is no longer occurring in the client's yard. but their redesign left me wanting more.
they chose smart plantings, created socialization areas, and installed a beautiful sod lawn. they didn't design and create any of their own pieces. dan vickery and antonio ballatore have been the most talented craftspeople this season. if you've got it, flaunt it. don't spend $10,000 on a vinyl pergola; design a sick wooden one ala william hefner and create it yourself. all in all the yard is a HUGE improvement, i'm just not quite sure it's huge enough.
next week: the final three, dan vickery, lonni paul, and antonio ballatore, spice up celebrity homes.