Atlanta art dealer Doug Hines is the next finalist in our cast critique of HGTV’s Design Star Season 6.
Doug got into interior design when his art buyers needed help with the rest of their interiors. Let’s check out his work:
Pretty, although I’m wondering how many hairs are stuck in it. Love the spare composition of the desk, logo and palm frond.
Cool! Love the chairs. There’s a lot of Ikea represented, but it doesn’t scream Ikea.
Beer signs, check. Golf element, check. Huge TVs, check. Beyond the mundane, I do love the chairs.
Dude is having a love affair with molding, huh? Nearly everything so far features this go-to design element. I like the combination of the brick, art, and framed ladies here but I am experiencing Molding Fatigue.
Love the drama. Feeling a mad urge to straighten the candle shades.
Love the lamp. Couch is cool. Art’s mounted too high, which is curious.
There’s only one word for that sofa: Superlove. Is that a coffee table made from two $40 Crate & Barrel outdoor tables? If so, brilliant!
Okay, but not necessarily a standout. Borderline matronly.
Oh look, more molding.
Dude has the grandma thing down cold.
Way too much ornate frou-frou for my taste.
DOUG HINES ON A BUMPER STICKER: It’ll be interesting to see how long Doug can last in the competition without molding and tufted vintage sofas. Will he be able to truly express himself as a designer if he has to shop at Bo Concept or Target? (Or Sears? Remember back in the day when the designers had to get everything from Sears??) Doug might hang in there a little while, but without a steady supply of vintage furnishings, he’ll get creatively frustrated and won’t go the distance.
Coming soon: The next finalist we’ll take a look at is Chevy Chase, Maryland designer, J Allen.