Judges' Tips: Dueling Kitchens

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 CaptionAntonio, Nathan, Jason, Torie and Jen infuse the kitchen with a Moroccan and Italian theme. While they are able to complete their kitchen, the overall design aesthetic and color scheme brought criticism from the judges.

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Genevieve Gorder
"When I look at this space I'm confused with a folkie valance, a latticework design of Moorish descent on the bar and an almost Victorian/turn-of-the-century pressed-tin backsplash. What is the concept? Moorish? Italian? Folk?" Get the rest of Genevieve's tips from this challenge »

Candice Olson
"The tin backsplash tile is a brilliant quick-and-easy solution that allowed this team not only to finish this kitchen but to really personalize it." Get the rest of Candice's tips from this challenge »

Vern Yip
"Choosing a maximum of two wall colors to focus on, along with a serious editing of decorative elements, would have tied this ethnic kitchen together and made a much more sophisticated design statement." Get the rest of Vern's tips from this challenge »