Nathan Galui

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’s Design Star Season 6: White Room Challenge!

Last night’s episode of HGTV’s Design Star featured the iconic white room challenge.  Although this challenge can get a tad tired at times, I love that it presents all of the finalists with an even playing field and the fact [...]

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 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 [...]

Update: HGTV Design Star Finalist Nathan Galui

HGTV Design Star season four finalist Nathan Galui is launching his new endeavor, Mesh Studio, tomorrow with a grand opening party in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Located in the heart of downtown, the gallery-slash-retail space will showcase emerging artists from [...]

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 [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Torie Halbert Interview

I had a chance to catch up with Torie Halbert, the latest designer to be eliminated from HGTV’s Design Star. Torie was embarrassed of her Texas accent until she heard my twang. Then she didn’t feel so bad. [...]

Preview: Furniture by Nathan Galui!

I know what you're thinking. FINALLY, she's writing about Design Star contestant Nathan Galui's upcoming furniture line and not just bragging about how she and Nate are "like this" or teasing you about showing you. Occasionally, I do put my [...]

New Project Runway and Top Chef!

New seasons of Top Chef and Project Runway started this week, and neither has a whole hell of a lot to do with interior design, unless you could say that cooking happens in the kitchen and fashion design is still [...]