Nina Ferrer

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: Tom Vecchione Interview

When I connected with Design Star castoff Tom Vecchione yesterday afternoon, I loved him immediately.  What a great laugh!  What interesting insight!  He’s knowledgeable and articulate without coming off as snotty or above anyone.  His quiet confidence stands in sharp [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 5, Episode 6: Trump’d!

All hail the returning Red Team designers who arrive Nina-less, to everyone’s complete delight.  “This is probably the best outcome of any elimination to date,” says a relieved Stacey Cohen.  “She’s gone.  Like, do you know what a relief that [...]

HGTV Design Star Season 5: Interview with Castoff Nina Ferrer

I wish I could say that interviewing this week’s Design Star castoff Nina Ferrer was a revelation, but it wasn’t.  Every narcissistic, ego-maniacal impression I had of her turned out—in my experience—to be well-founded.  Unlike other normal human beings, Nina [...]

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 Season 5: Convo with Castoff Dan Faires

Earlier this morning, I chatted with Dan Faires, the most recent castoff from HGTV’s fifth season of Design Star, and got the lowdown from this season’s Mr. Nice.  There’s a little surprise for the ladies out there, too, although I’m [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 5, Episode 4: Flower Power

This week’s episode of HGTV’s Design Star takes us to New York City’s flower district for design inspiration.  Not a bad idea by any stretch, but with nary a client in sight over the past three episodes, we’re in the [...]

HGTV Design Star Season 5: Interview with Trent Hultgren

All of the bitterness I’ve felt after watching last night’s episode of HGTV’s Design Star evaporated after speaking with this week’s castoff, Trent Hultgren.  At the risk of getting all kumbaya on you, his heart and mind are in the [...]