Michael Moeller

Design Star 7: Premiere Episode

First of all, my apologies for not completing my cast critiques for all of the HGTV Design Star Season 7 finalists before the premiere episode aired. I just couldn't cram it all in, especially in this "gap week" between the [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 6: Tyler Wisler

We're wrapping up this year's Design Star Season 6 cast critique with our last finalist, New Jersey designer Tyler Wisler.  Between his scarf, his stance, the sneakers and the jeans, I'm feeling like it's Michael Moeller all over again.  The [...]

I just told Michael Moeller to suck it.

After jacking my schedule around yesterday (interview scheduled with four hours' notice, then cancelled it three hours later), he was late for our rescheduled interview this morning and kept me waiting 39 minutes.  Journalists might be more accommodating in order [...]

Design Star Sightings

Making appearances last night at Design Star Emily Henderson's Hollywood viewing party: Matt Locke (Season 3 runner-up), Casey Noble (Season 5), Lonni Paul (Season 4), and Nathan Galui (Season 4), who just moved to LA to start a [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 5 Finale: Emily Henderson FTW!

I know we got ourselves a brand-spankin' new Design Star last night--a finish that made me want to celebrate with champagne too--but y'all, all I can think about today is MY BABY'S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY'S IN KINDERGARTEN MY BABY'S [...]

Design Star Sighting

Look what the cat dragged in.  I hope this post means what I think it means! GO EMILY!

HGTV’s Design Star Season 5 Episode 9: Sunrooms That Aren’t Sunrooms

This week’s episode of Design Star features individual challenges!  And the viewers are pleased!  For the most part.  I’m not sure why we need to put the designers in sweatboxes—someone must be handing out free sunrooms down in Chinatown. (I [...]

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 8: Dine with Dash

Hello, four remaining designers, welcome to Design Star--it’s about time the season started!  Love this challenge.  Love how impossible and daunting it seems, to make anything that even remotely resembles modern or upscale out of rooms that scream [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 5: Alex Sanchez Interview

When I put together my cast critique prior to this season’s premiere of Design Star, I characterized Alex Sanchez as being “moldable,” due to his young age (26).  He turned out to indeed be moldable in a positive way…but in [...]