Jason Champion

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: Lonni Paul Interview!

If I've learned anything by conducting these interviews with Design Star finalists and judges, it's that a whole other side of their personalities are revealed when you have the privilege of speaking with the actual person and not viewing an [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Design Star Season 4, Episode 6: Kids' Rooms!

This week’s episode of Design Star finds the designers going head-to-head in individual challenges making over kids’ bedrooms (in this case, “kids” are defined as seventeen and under), and this is also the first time we're able to see them [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Interview with Nathan Galui

I had a chance to speak with Nathan Galui, who was eliminated from HGTV's Design Star last night. I was pretty shocked that he was sent packing. I actually thought they were going to give Jason the boot. [...]

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 [...]