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Home: Lafayette, Louisiana
Education: Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Profession: Architectural Designer
Why I should win Design Star:
I have four little girls; I need this gig. Seriously, just give me a chance — you’ll see.
How would you describe your design style?
Casual elegance and Cajun spice.
Who is your design icon?
Frank Lloyd Wright
What is your dream design project?
Well, Hugh Hefner’s place needs a makeover. I’m just sayin'!
Where do you get your inspiration?
From everything I see, hear and touch.
When designing, what can't you live without?
Food and music. It's a Cajun thing.
What are your most creative hours of the day?
In my sleep. Seriously — I keep a journal by my bed.
What do you think is the worst design trend?
Do not paint a faux brick or stone. If that is what you want, go natural and do it right.
What's one thing about you that would surprise people?
I have a twin brother.
Where's the farthest you've ever traveled from home?
New York City. I got a chance to explore the greatest museums and buildings in the world, including the rooftop of the World Trade Center a year before 9/11.
What's your guilty pleasure?
What's your most unusual talent?
I have the great ability to embarrass myself and my wife wherever we go.
What word/phrase do you say way too often?
When I was a kid, I thought I would be:
A rodeo clown
Who's your hero?
All great dads in the world
What's your fashion style?
Scent: Vurt cologne
Music: I'm a rocker
Food: Anything grilled
Magazine: Anything design
TV Show: Reality
Room in your house: Master bedroom
Room to design: Living room
Thing in your home: Mattress — it's so comfortable
Hobbies: Cycling, running, hunting, fishing and spending time with family.
Vacation destination: Anywhere with my wife — alone
HGTV show: Vern Yip's Deserving Design. He rocks!