HGTV’s Design Star Season 6: Doug Hines

HGTV’s Design Star Season 6: Doug Hines

Atlanta art dealer Doug Hines is the next finalist in our cast critique of HGTV’s Design Star Season 6.

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Doug got into interior design when his art buyers needed help with the rest of their interiors.  Let’s check out his work:

Restaurant designed by Doug Hines.

Restaurant designed by Doug Hines.

Cute.

Salon reception desk designed by Doug Hines.

Salon reception desk designed by Doug Hines.

Pretty, although I’m wondering how many hairs are stuck in it.  Love the spare composition of the desk, logo and palm frond.

Retail store designed by Doug Hines.

Retail store designed by Doug Hines.

Cool!  Love the chairs.  There’s a lot of Ikea represented, but it doesn’t scream Ikea.

Sports bar designed by Doug Hines.

Sports bar designed by Doug Hines.

Beer signs, check.  Golf element, check.  Huge TVs, check.  Beyond the mundane, I do love the chairs.

Tapas bar designed by Doug Hines.

Tapas bar designed by Doug Hines.

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.

Tapas room designed by Doug Hines.

Tapas bar designed by Doug Hines.

Love the drama. Feeling a mad urge to straighten the candle shades.

Speakeasy bar designed by Doug Hines.

Speakeasy bar designed by Doug Hines.

Nicely done.

Harlem bar designed by Doug Hines.

Harlem bar designed by Doug Hines.

Love the lamp.  Couch is cool.  Art’s mounted too high, which is curious.

Vintage lounge designed by Doug Hines.

Vintage lounge designed by Doug Hines.

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!

Salon lobby designed by Doug Hines.

Salon lobby designed by Doug Hines.

Okay, but not necessarily a standout.  Borderline matronly.

Sports bar designed by Doug Hines.

Sports bar designed by Doug Hines.

Oh look, more molding.

Vintage bedroom designed by Doug Hines.

Vintage bedroom designed by Doug Hines.

Dude has the grandma thing down cold.

Vintage bedroom designed by Doug Hines.

Vintage bedroom designed by Doug Hines.

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.

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