Judges' Tips: Homes of the Brave

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 CaptionNathan, Lonni and Jason design a functional, modern room for the Maldonado family. Lonni uses a chevron pattern on the far wall to reflect a military symbol that is important to the family.
Genevieve Gorder
"I'm not really sure where I should walk within the space as there is no true sense of flow — each space doesn't really connect to the next in style, composition nor color." Get the rest of Genevieve's tips from this challenge »

Candice Olson
"I am a fan of bold wall treatments to add personality to lifeless spaces, and this herringbone pattern does just that — no easy feat on the uneven textured walls." Get the rest of Candice's tips from this challenge »

Vern Yip
"One of my favorite moments in this transformation occurs with a focal wall that incorporates a chevron pattern, a subtle reference to the military." Get the rest of Vern's tips from this challenge »