Tom Vecchione

Design Star All-Stars: Out With a Whimper, Not a Bang

Ever since I watched the finale of Design Star All-Stars, I've pursued my final Skype convo with finalists Matt Locke and Jason Champion only half-heartedly. Nothing against them, of course. I'd talk to those two any day of the week. [...]

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 [...]

Design Star Season 5 Winner Emily Henderson!

Despite declaring a much-needed day of rest today, recent Design Star winner Emily Henderson was kind enough to chat with me about her career-changing experience.  I was psyched to interview her--not because she won, and not because she validated my [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 5: Stacey Cohen Interview

Watching this season of Design Star, we never really have a chance to find out much about castoff Stacey Cohen's point of view, other than the fact that she absolutely detests fellow competitor Nina Ferrer.  Is she faking it for [...]

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 [...]