"Steve wants some help designing one of his rooms," Scott told the camera, explaining that even though he "typically [buys and sells] houses," he made an exception in this case to help a friend.
And while a room revamp might seem like a pretty standard request for folks in real estate, Aoki's understanding of architecture, and the way it had already manifested in his dwelling space, upped the stakes a little bit. This was no ordinary home, so Scott called in interior designer Willa Ford to ensure Aoki's new guest room turned out just as extraordinary.
While Scott, Benny and realtor Kozet Luciano (who's also Benny's wife) shopped for new properties to renovate in Hidden Hills, Willa's team of design gurus went to work on a just-flipped home in Malibu that needed furnishing in record time. Willa herself took off to Vegas, where she aimed to build a pair of freestanding slumber "pods" from electric glass in 48 hours.
"Ready, set, go," instructed one of several construction employees tasked with mounting an enormous slab of glass to the floor of Aoki's spare room. Willa—whose first major design assignment for Scott doubled as a trial run to determine her fitness for a permanent role on his team—crouched near the base and held her breath.
"I'm gonna start praying," she said. "I'm serious."