Design Star Season 3: Where Are They Now?

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

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionScottie Miller may have left Design Star early, but that hasn't stopped his passion for design and shaing it with new and old clients. See how he answered our questions below.

All About

How has your life changed since Design Star?
I still get recognized from time to time. But after the show, I made the conscious effort to jump right back into my life as it was prior to the show. There were numerous projects that had been put on hold, so I intentionally moved back in quickly.

What opportunities have you had since appearing on Design Star?
My biggest referrals have always been word of mouth. Not to mention I get a ton of repeat customers. This, at least, let's me know that I'm doing something right. A client whose home I detailed three years ago actually hired me and paid for the complete decor of her son's first new home in another city. She insisted on allowing me full range and carte blanche control. You gotta love clients who respect your work and have that much faith in you.

Since the show, I've actually become a feature editor for Urban Influence Magazine, the National Publication of the NAACP. I was featured in their "Who's Hot" issue last fall, along with renowned artist Kadir Nelson and R&B singer John Legend. This has been a great collaborative effort being asked to contribute to their nationally syndicated publication.

Have you kept in touch with fellow contestants?
Tracee Dore, Stephanie and D. Paul plan to come to the fall furniture market, which is in my backyard in High Point, N.C. I told them that the first round of drinks is on me.

What was the most important design or life lesson you learned from being on Design Star?
I learned that I can maintain my civility, morals and ethics — even a house — with others who may not share your same sentiment.