Design Star Season 7 cast member Britany Simon is gorgeous–that’s first and foremost. The word bombshell comes to mind. Looking at this picture, I’m expecting a fair amount of baby talk to come out of her mouth:
But then I see Britany’s audition video–very polished, BTW–and there’s not so much baby talk as there is Valley Speak. So we’re still at the mall, but it’s the one in the high end part of town. She’s owning a lot of authority than I hadn’t previously given her credit for.
Britany’s profile practically writes itself. The girl has serious style, but her portfolio’s like a broken record, repeating the same elements over and over in different scenarios. Take these dining chairs, for instance…
We have them with white seats:
In a black and white awning stripe:
And a trellis print:
That vase above, the one that looks like a tissue holder filled with faux flowers? It sees plenty of action too:
But the worst is that Britany’s never met a chevron pattern she didn’t like. She’d especially like to marry a black and white chevron rug, if her portfolio is any indication:
Britany’s portfolio is every bit as gorgeous as she is. But I know a crutch when I see one…when one third of your portfolio features chevron patterns, it’s time to switch things up a bit! Will she be able to design on the fly without depending on the same patterns over and over?
And will she do something on Design Star that will make me forget I ever saw this boring travertine stuff in her portfolio?
Stay tuned after the cast critiques for Room Fu’s predictions about the next season of Design Star, premiering May 29th on HGTV.
I really think her style would be the most liveable to me. (well, minus the travertine). The high-contrast thing really does it for me. If she can step out of her box while still staying in it, I think she’s a contender.
I agree, out of all the portfolios Britany’s style looks the most livable to me. And definitely the most on trend. The repeated patterns look less like a “crutch” to me and more like shots from the same home, which shows her ability to create a cohesive space, something i think a lot of great designers have a hard time doing across rooms in a large home. I’m excited to see what else she can do with the challenges this season!!
Hi! Love your style! Where’d you get the awesome chevron rug?