John Gidding

Taniya Nayak Interview

Photo by Karen Detreck. You've seen her all over HGTV--from Designed to Sell, to Destination Design and House Hunters on Vacation. Now Taniya Nayak has jumped to HGTV's sister network, redesigning troubled restaurants on Food Network's Restaurant Impossible. [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 6: Episode Gone Wrong

A former Design Star finalist called me today and asked, "So are you not blogging about Design Star because this episode was so boring, or has the heat finally gotten to you?  Or is it because it's your daughter's first [...]

HGTV Design Star Season 5 Episode 7: Faux Kitchen Challenge

Zzzzzzz.  Zzzzzzz. Zzzzzzz.  Huh, wha? Is that cute John Gidding playing guest judge on Design Star tonight?  Wake me when he comes back onscreen. CHALLENGE: Design a kitchen for a Sears catalog cover in two days, featuring Kenmore appliances.  Inspiration [...]