"Some people like to renovate before they move in, but we wanted to wait so we could get a feel for what bothered us before changing things", says Nadia, who recently left Days of our Lives but will be on SA screens for a few more years.But, living through the renovation was tougher than they'd imagined.
However, the allure of being part of one of the first reality TV series that focuses on soap actors and showcases what goes on behind-the-scenes proved too much and they relented.There have been a few tough moments, Brandon admits, such as camera crews arriving at their door every morning at and following them around all day.Loved-up soap stars Nadia Bjorlin and Brandon Beemer on the hassles of home renovation and the craziness of a new reality TV show.Their characters have battled all manner of nail-biting drama - including being stranded on a desert island, surviving cancer and a near-fatal car accident.But, ask Brandon Beemer and Nadia Bjorlin about the most stressful thing they've ever done and the soap-star couple instantly agree: renovating their California home.
It was a topsy-turvy process they'd sooner forget, say the pair better known to soapie fans as The Bold & The Beautiful's hunky Owen Knight and Days of our Lives' sexy Chloe Lane.
Entertainment channel on 7 February, goes behind-the-scenes in the lives of some of America's sexiest soap stars, including Galen Gering (Days of our Lives' Rafe), Farah Fath (who played Days' Mimi before joining soapie One Life to Live) and Kirsten Storms (the original Belle on Days, who now acts in the rival soap, General Hospital). , the channel that made the Kardashian clan famous, producers had eight episodes of cat-iness, name-calling, sneak peeks into what happens on a soap set - and Brandon modeling underwear for a fashion show. Everyone else is not afraid to get down and dirty", Brandon says with a laugh. We're actors; we spend our lives playing other people, not being ourselves.
Plus, the idea of letting strangers into your home is pretty scary, says Nadia, who recently wrapped filming the romantic comedy, Divorce Invitation, in which she stars alongside Elliot Gould, Andrea Bowen (Julie of Desperate Housewives) and former Sopranos actress, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
She turned to decor magazines for inspiration and checked out friends' and colleagues' homes for ideas, Nadia says.
Brandon, she adds, was the voice of reason throughout the process. He'd be like, "Honey, you can't just move that wall. They decided to start renovations six months after they moved in.
The couple couldn't be happier with their property and love everything about it - the leafy garden, the big patio doors, the windows that create a bright, airy feel, the pristine while walls and the splashes of old-school charm.