Dan Vickery

Video Interview with Design Star S4 Finalist Jason Champion

In this video interview, my seemingly disembodied floating head chats with Design Star Season 4 Finalist and Showhouse Showdown Winner Jason Champion--the funnyman himself. We rehash his thoughts on last night's episode of Design Star All-Stars and which designer he [...]

Video Interview with Design Star S2 Finalist Will Smith

It was great chatting with Design Star Season 2 Finalist and Fan Favorite Will Smith today, but the interview didn't exactly go off without a hitch. Although one of the technological glitches I experienced last week when I spoke to [...]

Design Star All-Stars

The All-Stars mini-season of Design Star premieres tonight, but you'd hardly know it. There's been a shocking lack of promotion for the show on HGTV, and it is smack-dab in the middle of the Olympics, so putting those [...]

Design Star 7: Skirts in Yurts

Last week we watched a very dull episode of Design Star that ran aground of its full potential. Charged with incorporating assigned colors in meaningful ways, the designers had full reign to lavish eye candy upon us...but none of the [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 6: Jersey Shore B&B

Last night's episode of Design Star featured a few good ideas and a whole lot of suckage.  Take this room for instance, which judge Vern Yip referred to as "the best room I've seen in all six years of Design [...]

HGTV Design Star Season 5: Courtland Bascon Interview

If Venetian plasterers are looking for a poster boy, they could scarcely do better than Design Star castoff Courtland Bascon.  Known for faux finishes and V-neck shirts, he caused quite a stir during the seventh episode when he outed himself. [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 5 Episode 5: Firemen’s Bawl

THE CHALLENGE: Design a common space for real firefighters in a real firehouse.  Each designer must incorporate one signature element into the team design.  But first, step into this flame-retardant outfit and let us torch you for television! [...]

HGTV Design Star Castoff Interviews

It's finally official--I'll be interviewing Season 5 contestants of HGTV's Design Star after they're booted from the show each week!  If you can't wait for the season to start, you can satisfy your Design Star jones by reading up on [...]

Catching Up with HGTV’s Antonio Ballatore

I cracked open a hole in my schedule to catch up with HGTV’s Design Star Season 4 winner Antonio Ballatore about his upcoming season of The Antonio Treatment. Viewers seem to either love or hate Antonio—there aren’t many people in [...]

Design Star Fan Favorite: Dan Vickery!

Congratulations to Dan Vickery, who won the Design Star viewer vote and will be awarded his own online show, soon to come on hgtv.com!