Welcome to Design track mind by Melissa Gulley

I am an interior designer from Newton, MA having a lot of fun writing this blog between client appointments, kid stuff, kid school stuff, dog stuff, husband stuff, husband's company stuff (http://www.fueldog.com/), life stuff, old house stuff, family stuff, extended family stuff and the rest of the detail stuff. I am not a writer (clearly) so please ignore the typo's, spelling mistakes and desperate need for proofreading.

My First Time on TV! Holy Smokes!

Well, the time has finally arrived.  I’m going to be on for the first time this weekend.  I can’t believe it!  I have to tell you that I am so nervous to see myself on TV.  Am I going to come across like a idiot (most likely)?  Does the camera really add 15 lbs. (because that would be totally unacceptable)?  Is the segment a snooze-fest (it would be me that made it that way if it is)?
The thing that really freaked me out was when I was looking at the guide on cable to record the show and I WAS MENTIONED BY NAME!  Someone pinch me!
I’ve been working on a couple of posts to give you an update on the overall project from an interior design perspective, but we’ve done so much, so fast that there is a lot to cover.  Hopefully, I’ll have the first installment up soon.
In the meantime, check out the show this weekend (Friday or Saturday on PBS- check your guide for time), and let me know what you think (but please be nice, I’m a wreck as it is!).


  1. I just mentioned this on my blog today! I will set my DVR. Good luck (I am sure you will be great!)

  2. I can't wait to see you on TV!!!!!! You are going to be great!

  3. I'll set the DVR. I am SURE you are going to do great. TV stah!! Call me when you get a moment would love to catch up.

  4. You're in such a good place right now, knowing just where you worked was a legitimate business. And to know that if you get an offer to be on television, you really are past doing great . . . TOH knows how to pick 'em.

    For the record and quick access . . .

    This Old House
    Episode #907
    Program length was 56:46
    Aired on Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 4:00 P.M.
    2nd Air on Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 1:00 P.M.

    I will view it and come back with my opinion.

  5. Melissa,
    OMG!!! I saw you on TOH and it was so exiting!!
    I was jumping up and down in my family room!
    You looked great! They did such a wonderful episode, I think the viewers’ interest has been peeked! Can't wait to see the unveiling!!
    You go girl!

  6. You were fabulous! I love the tiles in the kitchen and can't wait to see the finished product. Congrats on your tv debut!

  7. Congrats, you are a natural! Looking forward to more episodes featuring you!

  8. I only found projects 1-4 on NHPTV:


    Found "Decisions, decisions" article for Sept. 23rd, which mentions your name:


    Here the gallery images can be found for the Auburndale Project on This Old House:


    Only, I couldn't find the video of the episode. Please post a direct link for us to view.

  9. Yeah! We finally got to see your debut tonight as a family...very impressive...

    Orla in particular had a few things to say:

    1) She waved and screamed "Auntie Mesilla" though your entire segment and she wants to know why you did not wave back....

    2) She thought it was really cool that Kevin has the same name as her uncle.

    Great Job!!
    Love from Providence

  10. Congrats! My hubby & I love to watch this show.


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