Wayne Newton's Guesthouse From Design Star Challenge 5

In week five of Design Star, the final four contestants are given the challenge of designing a guesthouse for Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton. Judge and designer Vern Yip gives tips for how to be a design star in your own home.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe stone work in the kitchen area dominates the space and should be a springboard for color and material selection.
Kitchens are never easy spaces to transform — especially with limited time — and Kim and Robb did many things well and some things, not so well. The stone work in the kitchen area dominates the space and should be a springboard for color and material selection. The team smartly selects mostly stainless steel appliances, which contrast nicely with the roughness of the textured stone. Additionally, the choice of paint colors works seamlessly with the wood flooring and highlights the stone work. The adaptation of the openings in the stone wall to address the firebox and the wall-mounted oven was a valid attempt to create a finished appearance. Instead of painting these adapted boxes orange, it would've been nice to see the boxes visually blended with the browns and grays of the stone to create a more unified focal point.
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