My husband and I are building & designing our first house to sell in Los Angeles, California.
(Toluca Lake, to be exact.)
In fact, we are aiming for our own HGTV show! Wouldn’t that be fabulous?
Todd is a stunt man. Here he is on the TV show, “Nip Tuck”, doubling John Hensley (Matt McNamara). He also doubled Dylan Walsh (Dr. Sean McNamara) quite a bit, including the iconic scene where Dr. McNamara walks naked into the ocean. Ha! (The things you learn about your husband when asking for further details…) We’re family friendly, so don’t worry! That screenshot isn’t in here, but if you’re a fan of that show, just know that’s NOT Mr. Walsh’s backside. 😉 It’s Todd Bloomer’s! …He’s not very shy.
We think it would be rad to have Todd and his friends do an unexpected, crazy stunt in every episode of the design show. Don’t you think that would be fun?! I do!
Watch more of Todd’s stunts in this video. 😀
I sing and write songs… I’ve done my fair amount of New York theatre, film and tv too.
You may watch a music video of mine below if you’d like. 🙂
Perhaps I should create music for every episode?! – Who knows!
Oh, and did I tell you Todd & I are also newly married, and expecting a baby girl? 🙂 SURPRISE!
VERY SOON, in fact. She’s due just about the time we’ll be ready to put this house on the market.
Todd’s 13-year-old son helps us out occasionally on the house build. We hope to teach him a few skills.
(Although, in all honesty, he’d rather be skateboarding.)
Speaking of young sons, and fathers… Todd grew up water skiing with his dad (which led to his professional career).
And not only did he learn to barefoot waterski by the age of nine from his pops, he picked up a few handy skills and know-how about the plumbing & real-estate businesses, too.
Normally I’m quite handy. That’s what growing up on a farm, and working with my pops (and horses) can teach a young lady.
But since I’m expecting, Todd’s been doing much of the work we would normally be doing together. (Although, pregnant or not – this heavy lifting is outta my league!) Choosing tile and design esthetics is something we’ve enjoyed tackling as a team.
Building & interior design seems quite natural to me, as I’ve been a freelance Graphic Designer for the past 10 years. At one point and time I had the pleasure of branding & creating advertising for the New York Comedy Festival, and have done work for CoverGirl, Max Factor and other notable clients over the years.
So, here is the 1940’s home we purchased. Combining our skills, artistry and impetuous natures (kindly pointed out by a dear friend of ours!), Todd and I dove in, head first, into our first flipping feat (a remodel turned reBUILD).
The only thing left standing from the prior home is this amazing, two-sided fireplace, which we plan to leave partially exposed, and partially covered in reclaimed barn wood.
As of now, dry wall and roofing are done. So we are gearing up for stucco, paint, tile, flooring, cabinetry & appliances!
Stay tuned for our trip to the reclaimed wood shop, where we found a down-to-earth, Husband & Wife team from the Midwest with a fabulous warehouse full of barn wood from the Heartland.
Although Todd and I met while working and performing in Japan many years ago, we both grew up in the Midwest too. Only 5 hours (and 9 years) apart! So, we were pleased to find this place & the wood they have that comes from familiar territory. 😀
We’ll see you at the wood shop in our next post!