HGTV Design Star Season 7 finalist Hilari Younger is from Dallas, so we have another Texan to cheer for! Hilari’s portfolio and web presence is pretty limited. The six photos of her work tell me she’s a designer who understands color. I expect her to put some interesting combinations together and that makes me happy. Her Twitter feed reveals a lady with some spunk, too, so I’m anxious to watch her.

At least a third of Hilari’s portfolio is made up of photos from her own home, which is usually a tip-off that we’re dealing with an amateur. She obviously knows how to work with pattern and color, though, and that goes a long way with me. I love these rooms:




Hilari's daughter's bedroom is a-dor-a-ble.



And then Hilari takes an unexpected detour to Frumpytown:


There are more photos on her Ufunkshen Facebook page, but it’s unclear as to whether these are photos of her own work, or images she admires. Either way, it’s clear that Hilari’s taste level rates right up there, and since she features some DIY skill, I expect her to do pretty well in the competition.

The seventh season of Design Star premieres May 29th on HGTV.