Here it is, the final episode of Design Star and it’s Antonio Ballatore vs. Dan Vickery for the title. The challenge? Making over a whole house, which, for the purposes of this episode, “whole house” = kitchen + living room + dining area + two bedrooms. Yikes.
Don’t get me started on the fact that this budget and timeframe are pretty frugal, relative to what was spent on the celebs’ houses last week. I get the fact that there’s a difference in property values and all, but it still bites to see people with boatloads of money have $40K in free stuff lavished on one room while this week our designer boys are stretching fifty grand across several rooms. Just a personal thing I obviously need therapy for, so I won’t bore you any longer with that.
Especially since I’m EXCITED.
Once again, I’m LOVING how close the competition is in this episode. Both Dan and Antonio do a phenomenal job and both have awesome construction crews who actually finish their projects on time. (Glad to see there aren’t any schmos on that score.) It is a bit like a theme-free designer version of Monster House, which is a treat to watch.
DAN: The Goldberg Family