HGTV Design Star Castoff Interviews

It's finally official--I'll be interviewing Season 5 contestants of HGTV's Design Star after they're booted from the show each week!  If you can't wait for the season to start, you can satisfy your Design Star jones by reading up on [...]

HGTV's Design Star, Season 4 Episode 7: The Outdoor Challenge

Last night on Landscaper’s Challenge…er, I mean, Design Star… I was already over this episode before it even started. As a general rule, interior designers just don’t know enough about plants to put a cohesive landscaping plan together, and I [...]

Design Star Season 4: Interview with Jason Champion!

“Hey, girl, hey!”  So begins every conversation with Jason Champion, the latest designer to get the boot from HGTV’s Design Star.  I have eagerly awaited this interview, because I got the distinct impression that he was the type of guy [...]

HGTV Design Star: Season 4, Episode 5: Military Makeovers

In this hump-season episode of HGTV's Design Star, the six remaining designers are challenged with making over living spaces for two of our nation's military families living in drab Navy housing. There's a little piece of my heart in this [...]

HGTV Design Star, Season 4: Episode 4, Garage Challenge Recap

The Garage Challenge So…Christmas comes a little early for Design Star viewers! First, there’s a gratuitous ab shot of Dan as he gets out of bed, for all of you out there who think he's hot. Then the judges send [...]

HGTV Design Star, Season 4: Episode 3, White Room Challenge Recap

The Infamous (and Borderline Boring Because We've Seen it So Often) White Room Challenge So let me get this straight. If I go on Design Star and really jack things up so it’s obvious I’m a complete Design Star Fail, [...]

HGTV's Design Star, Season 4: Episode 2, Kitchen Challenge Recap

I’m incredulous. Prepare for a rant. Teflon Tashica made it through another elimination, despite her inability to contribute anything of value to the team, but Amy goes home? I’m starting to get annoyed. I realize there is a lot to [...]

HGTV'sDesign Star: Season 4, Episode 1: First Challenge Recap

Last night was the big premiere of Design Star, Season 4, and since I’ve bonded over the past several months with Season 3 runner-up Matt Locke, I thought it’d be fun to trade dish with him after the episode aired. [...]

HGTV’s Design Star: Genevieve Gorder Interview

My HGTV Celebrity Phone Tour continues with my chat with Genevieve Gorder, star of Dear Genevieve and one of the three judges on Design Star. I had a great time talking to her and it got me all revved up [...]