Design Star Season 1: Where Are They Now?

Want to know what happened to season one contestants after the show? We caught up with some of your favorite designers and got the scoop.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionAlice Fakier's dog has taught her a thing or two about design. "Our loveable Lab, Gumbo, nearly has me convinced that no design is complete without a light dusting of dog hair."

All About

How has your life changed since Design Star?
Since that first season of Design Star, I’ve stayed happily busy in my own business, Gallimaufry Designs, my HGTV webisodes and podcasts and various personal appearances and endorsements. My husband and I have moved from Texas to his hometown of Thibodaux, Louisiana. My first project here was our own home and I had to work fast. The magazine Southern Lady wanted to feature my new home in their summer 2008 issue and we didn’t even have the walls up! We made the deadline and had a wonderful experience with the team from Southern Lady.

What opportunities have you had since appearing on Design Star?
I still get recognized from time to time, and when I’m introduced, people always mention, “She was on HGTV.” It’s the perfect calling card. I keep a steady roster of residential projects and have just started on the remodel of a dozen luxury hotel rooms. And the [answer to the question I'm asked] most often, “Yes, David Bromstad and I are really, truly friends.”

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