HGTV Star Season 8: Photo Highlights From Episode 6

With only one hurdle left before the finale, the final four HGTV Star contestants were challenged to turn a hollowed-out school bus into a creative living space.

The Final Four

Host David Bromstad met up with Anne, Brooks, Jeribai and Tiffany to present the episode six challenge.

Not Your Ordinary Bus

People around the country are retrofitting school buses into decked-out RVs. The designers' task this week: Create a no-limits, creative space inside a bus of their own.

David Bromstad: The Mentor

Super-creative David Bromstad will offer up his best design advice (and HGTV Star memories) to the final four.

Tiffany's Design Plan

Tiffany bus design was inspired by her son's love of fairy tales. She decided to recreate the famous Mad Hatter's tea party from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Tiffany's Bus: After

Tiffany painted her entire bus — including the windows — an emerald green hue to create an eerie mood.

Tiffany's Bus: After

A long dining table outfitted with mismatched, vintage chairs helps to recreate the Victorian era portrayed in Alice in Wonderland.

Tiffany's Bus: After

Vintage accessories that nod to the classic storyline, like this ticking alarm clock, line the table.

Tiffany's Bus: After

A brass coat provides space for guests (including the Mad Hatter) to deposit hats and outerwear. Tiffany's attention to detail impressed HGTV personality Genevieve Gorder: \"I haven't seen her do a lot of mismatched, vintage moments this season. She bowled me over,\" the HGTV Star judge said.

Tiffany's Bus: After

Tiffany lined the table with lots of greenery, like these glass terrariums filled with air plants, to add to the room's natural vibe.

Tiffany's Bus: After

As a nod to the Queen of Hearts, Tiffany created her own \"painting the roses red\" moment.

Brooks' Design Plan

The opportunity to create an out-of-the-box space appealed to Brooks' inner professor. \"This is the first time that I get to just go 100-percent Brooks and not hold back. This is the challenge I’ve been waiting for,\" he said. His design plan: a time traveler's lounge.

Brooks' Bus: After

Brooks mixed futuristic, modern pieces with vintage items, creating a space that's difficult to place in a certain era.

Brooks' Bus: After

White paint on the bus walls and ceiling and light-hued flooring allows the brightly-colored modern furnishings to stand out.

Brooks' Bus: After

Brooks created an \"eggshell\" made from wooden slats to be a centerpiece of this experimental space. A copper chair mouted in the center is an eye-catching focal point. \"This is one of the finest sculptural pieces we've seen on the show,\" said judge Genevieve Gorder.

Brooks' Bus: After

All-white tabletop accessories on the desk add to the futuristic vibe of this bus. The judges loved his attention to detail and far-out design. \"He always excels when we give him the opportunity and say, 'It doesn’t have to be functional,'\" said judge Vern Yip.

Jeribai's Design Plan

Jeribai, a former fitness trainer, decided to transform his bus into a combination lounge and training room for an ultra-fit client. Here, he tries out the finished boxing studio.

Jeribai's Bus: After

The front of the bus features a gentleman's lounge, complete with lots of seating for friends. \"You could really move through fluidly, and there was a lot of seating,\" judge Genevieve Gorder said.

Jeribai's Bus: After

In the back portion of the bus, Jeribai created a colorful training gym that can be sectioned off with his own handmade curtains. The judges weren't fans of Jeribai's sewing: \"It was the wrong fabric, wrong tone, everything was wrong about them,\" said judge Sabrina Soto.

Jeribai's Bus: After

Jeribai's clever wallpaper motif from the first challenge reappeared in the form of a crest on the back wall of his bus.

Jerbai's Bus: After

These yellow boxing gloves helped inspire the boxing studio's color palette.

Jeribai's Bus: After

Wood paneling lines the wall of the lounge portion of the bus, creating a modern, natural feel.

Anne's Design Plan

While buses were a new challenge for many contestants, Anne brought experience to the challenge. \"I used to design luxury motorcoaches, so I have a comfort zone of turning a bus into something it’s not,\" Anne said. She decided to turn the bus into a combination bedroom and living space.

Anne's Bus: After

After struggling to find the right pieces to furnish her space, Anne barely completed her design and didn't get a chance to add finishing touches. Bookcases outfitted with bench seats flank both sides of the bus near the entrance.

Anne's Bus: After

The platform bed in the rear of the bus is the centerpiece of Anne's design. Two symmetrical horse sculptures add elegance and frame the sleeping area.

Anne's Bus: After

Organic wallpaper and a crystal chandelier add to the ambience in Anne's space. The wrinkled bedding, however, didn't impress the design panel.

The Judges' Decision

The judges were hoping to see a new side of Anne this week, but she didn't deliver. \"I think I wanna see how crazy you can get, Anne, because I know how dependable you can be with pretty,\" said judge Genevieve Gorder.

Goodbye, Anne

Anne's dependably pretty rooms weren't enough to keep her in the competition — she's the seventh designer to be sent home. See what she has to say about her elimination and what she learned from the competition.

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