Meet designer Bex Hale, a contestant on season seven of HGTV Design Star.
Hometown: Abilene, Texas
Originally from Portland, Ore., Bex moved to Abilene, Texas to pursue her education at Abilene Christian University. After graduating with a B.S. in industrial technology, she opened her own retail home furnishings store where she discovered her passion for interiors. As a self-taught designer, Bex has undertaken a variety of design projects for commercial and residential clients, as well as corporate events. To Bex, design is a visual story that takes viewers on a journey. She describes her favorite design style as "art eco," which is an artistic, eco-friendly design using industrial materials, rich warm tones and clean lines. She used this look for one of her favorite projects — a restaurant design in San Francisco where she used 100 percent recycled materials.