In anticipation of tomorrow night’s Design Star Season 6 premiere, we’re checking out all of the finalists. The next designtestant on our list is Chicago gal, Meg Caswell. Initially thinking she’d be a lawyer, Meg went back to school after getting her criminology degree to go for a BFA in interior architecture. The lesson there, kids, is never settle! Let’s check out her portfolio and see if she made the right move or if she should have stuck with Plan A…
Gorgeous. Superlove the chairs. The doors on the cabinets are pretty and I love the navy walls. Very crisp and fresh.
Love me some wishbone chairs. The info said this client is really into minimalist style, and that’s fine…but how I yearn for some green apples in that sad, white bowl on the table.
The mirror’s pretty, but the rest of the space looks forlorn and bland. The shelves need some serious styling help.
Love the juxtaposition of the Navy chairs, the rustic table, the fancy armchairs at the end and the ethnic rug. It all works really well together and doesn’t feel over-designed.
Love the sofa, love the pillows, love the shiny, sculptural art on the wall…so why am I getting the ’80’s Boca Raton vibe? Maybe it’s the wall color and the thing in the corner that’s throwing me off.
Totally digging all of the orange and the rug is cool with it…but that’s where it ends for me. Modern + vintage = great. 100% vintage = dated.
The distressed harlequin mirror is an interesting idea, but the retirees who undoubtedly live here are sure to break a hip on that shiny floor.
I’m thinking this powder room smells like Rose Milk.
Love the sofa, love the pillows.
Love how the dark walnut is thrown around this otherwise all-white kitchen. J’adore the pantry doors to the right and the pendants over the island. In fact, I have a client who needs them.
I think this is from the same room room as the frumpy white bookshelf living room. The view’s decidedly better from here.
Very odd accessory choices. Branches in a barrel and a crystal ball? The room in the distance feels more compelling.
Oh, gawd. Frump city.
MEG CASWELL ON A BUMPER STICKER: Meg’s portfolio has both big hits and huge misses, which spells trouble for her in a competitive environment. According to her HGTV bio, Meg calls herself “determined, direct, and a high-energy competitor,” and we all know what that means in reality TV language, don’t we? She’s probably the bitch of the bunch. I predict she’ll crash and burn by mid-season.
Coming soon: We’ll wrap up this season’s cast critique with South Orange, NJ finalist Tyler Wisler!
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