Judges' Design Tips: The Longest Yard

Renowned interior designers and HGTV hosts Genevieve Gorder, Candice Olson and Vern Yip offer their exclusive design tips from the Design Star set.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionWith only 36 hours and $25,000, Antonio, Dan, Lonni and Torie transform a barren backyard into a modern oasis for the Zimmer family.

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Genevieve Gorder
"I get the romanticism, the pop of white, the fantasy; however, this portico looks like it was air-dropped and landed at the wrong address." Get the rest of Genevieve's tips from this challenge »

Candice Olson
"One of the most powerful unifying forces in any large area is repetition, and on that front this yard seems disjointed." Get the rest of Candice's tips from this challenge »

Vern Yip
"The incorporation of a new pavilion lends needed structure and architecture to the backyard and defines this zone, nicely situated adjacent to a reclaimed water-feature wall, as an adult area for relaxation, reading or contemplation." Get the rest of Vern's tips from this challenge »