Extra 'Idol' Makeover: Simon
May 11, 2005
Simon Cowell says he wants perfection on stage --
but backstage at "Idol," Simon had a dirty
little secret: his dressing room was a dump.
Simon took our Terry Seymour on a video tour so designer Michael Moloney could
give the room an extreme makeover.
"Everything about this is hideous," Simon lamented to Michael. "From
the furniture to the art to the chair to this to that -- you've got to help me
And what would make Mr. Mean happy? "I want
it to be English, warm, sexy... sort of like me
And Simon would brook no complaints on Michael's part. "And I don't
want to hear you haven't got enough time, the budget isn't big enough," Simon
warned. "This is important to me, Michael, it really is important."
Clearly Michael and his team of designers had their biggest challenge yet.
Good thing Terry was on hand to help, with her insight into Simon's likes
The team and Terry set to work on Sir Simon's
suite, tossing out the old and bringing in furnishings
from Z Gallerie, bathroom accessories from Bed Bath & Beyond,
a JVC LCD TV, and a state-of-the-art Mystic Tan booth.
"This is the fun part, seeing the room come together," Michael said. "All
right guys, get the end tables, the coffee table and a merlot."
But there was no time for cocktails, because the British were coming -- the
British were coming! And it was time to face the real music with the big reveal.
And Simon's verdict on his new digs? "Oh my god, I'm amazed!" he
"I was so worried," Michael admitted with
relief. "You were the one that was really, really
freaking me out."
"I can't believe it's the same, and I'm
sounding like someone from ‘The Bachelor' now,
when I'm saying ‘Oh my god,'" joked
And while he may have been speechless, even this amazing makeover couldn't
keep sour Simon smiling for long. "Party's over," he quipped. "I
want to find my phone now."
Our thanks to those who helped make over Simon's
pad into a palace:
- All furniture provided by Z Gallierie -- www.zgallerie.com
- Bathroom accessories provided by Bed, Bath & Beyond
- JVC 32-inch High Definition Plasma Screen TV -- www.jvc.com
- Mystic Tan Booth - www.mystictan.com