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 CaptionIncorporating the architecture of the columns into the design was the beginning of a smart approach toward embracing these structural elements.
Plagued by impractical seating and a complete lack of editing, Josh F. and Robb fail to make a cohesive statement in their hang-out space. Although the custom-built seating echoing the floor pattern is a nice way of attempting to bring the room together, the seating ends up looking uncomfortable and impractical. By choosing a wide array of pillows in every color and pattern, the room mainly feels disjointed and unfinished. Incorporating the architecture of the columns into the design was the beginning of a smart approach toward embracing these structural elements. This could have been a real asset, but highlighting them loosely with ill-fitting fabric remnants in alternating shades of gray and purple underscored their awkwardness.