Vegas Penthouse From Design Star Challenge 1
For the 11 designers, the first challenge was to maximize their potential by turning an empty Las Vegas penthouse into their own personal living space — within 28 hours and a budget of $15,000.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionWith its unusual shape, the metal roll-up door makes a powerful design statement
The metal roll-up door, with its unusual shape, makes a powerful design statement. Lisa could have used it as a catapult for a clean-lined discussion space that included sofas, chairs and tables for working out ideas. Another possibility would be to create a Zen-like contemplation space with elevated platforms, mats, floor pillows and a wall fountain, or even a great relaxation space with chaise lounges and daybeds surrounded by sheers for privacy. Unfortunately, Lisa failed to maximize the potential of the space by focusing on what was happening with wall surfaces and creating a series of small elements that failed to add up to a big statement.