Meet Boris Eckey, an interior designer and contestant on season 8 of HGTV Star.
Current City: Los Angeles
A native of Hamburg, Germany, Boris’s introduction to the design industry came at an early age: His mother worked as an interior designer and his father was an architect. Boris attended the Academy of Arts in San Francisco where he received a B.A. in architectural interior design. Despite limited English-speaking skills, Boris launched his own design firm while enrolled in school. After 15 years as a successful designer, his company now creates designs for a range of projects, from small residential spaces to large hotels. He credits his upbringing in Europe and extensive travel for his appreciation of historical influences paired with contemporary pieces, a design style he calls "comfortable luxury."