Cast Of Trading Spaces: Where Are They Now?
The TLC reality show Trading Spaces was a huge hit back in the early 2000s. It ran for eight seasons before wrapping up in 2008, but it spawned a lot of spin-off series! The premise of the show was that two neighbors would swap homes for a short period of time and redesign a room in the other’s house on a budget of $1,000 with the help of a carpenter and an interior designer. Some of the cast members were around for a long time, especially host Paige Davis who proved to be a fan favorite, so viewers developed an interest in not only the projects, but also the cast members! Many of the former stars gone on to have extremely successful careers while others have stepped out of the spotlight. Here’s a look at what the main cast members of Trading Spaces are up to now!
11. Carter Oosterhouse
Carter Oosterhouse was no doubt the dreamiest carpenter on the show! We aren’t the only ones who think so — he was once voted People Magazine‘s “Sexiest Man on TV!” Ooosterhouse joined Trading Spaces in season 4 and stayed until the end. Since the show finished he’s managed to stay relevant in the world of decorating doing numerous appearances on shows like the Rachel Ray Show, Celebrity Motor Homes and Rowhouse Showdown as their go-to expert. He’s also the host of three different HGTV shows, Carter Can, Red and Hot & Green, which focuses on eco-friendly living, and Million Dollar Rooms. Outside of designing, Oosterhouse works as a model. He was the face of Voyage by Nautica, a men’s fragrance, and modeled for print campaigns like Nivea, Lincoln, Hewlett Packard and Miller Light. He married actress Amy Smart in 2011 and has partnered with Rebuilding Together to build playgrounds in low income communities.
10. Edward Walker
Walker started out as a sewing coordinator on Trading Spaces in season 2. The small town North Carolina native then continued on as one of the eight main designers on the show. Walker has since left the television realm and cut off his ponytail! He currently runs his own design business called Walker Designs and launched a line of home accessories like accent pillows and a linens line. Walker also works as a designer at Savvy Homes. It’s been reported that he’s also working on writing a few children’s books that are “geared toward providing families with ways to share quality time, reading and crafting together.”