Antonio Ballatore

Review: HGTV’s The Antonio Treatment

If you've been following HGTV's Design Star over the past four seasons, you've seen them pick a standout who's become a total star (David Bromstad, Season 1), a poised professional whose show kind of fizzled out (Kim Myles, Season 2), [...]

Catching Up with HGTV’s Antonio Ballatore

I cracked open a hole in my schedule to catch up with HGTV’s Design Star Season 4 winner Antonio Ballatore about his upcoming season of The Antonio Treatment. Viewers seem to either love or hate Antonio—there aren’t many people in [...]

HGTV's Design Star, Season 4: Antonio Ballatore Interview!

As I’ve been transcribing yesterday’s interview with Design Star Season 4 winner Antonio Ballatore, I’m having the hardest time not spelling out his dialogue phonetically.  Between his New Yawk accent and my Texas Twang, this is one crazy audio file.  [...]

HGTV's Design Star, Season 4: OMG, the Finale!

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 [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Season 4, Episode 8: Celebrities' Homes

FINALLY.  The episode I’ve been waiting for—a three-way tie in my head when it comes down to the end.  This is what I live for when it comes to a design competition show.  I want to feel torn!  I want [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Torie Halbert Interview

I had a chance to catch up with Torie Halbert, the latest designer to be eliminated from HGTV’s Design Star. Torie was embarrassed of her Texas accent until she heard my twang. Then she didn’t feel so bad. [...]