On season seven of HGTV Design Star, the contestants were each asked to design a yurt. Contestant Danielle's finished space has a warm, collected feel with a contemporary edge. "She left no area completely unattended to...that's the biggest thing in this room that makes it a success," judge Genevieve Gorder said.
For part of the final challenge on HGTV Design Star season seven, contestant Britany gave this once functionless dining room an eye-catching makeover. The wallpaper and wainscoting create a high-end look that nods to Britany's trademark graphic style.
A collection of windows form a wall and allow in extra light in this small yet efficient kitchen. Light wood cabinetry complements the dark countertops and stainless steel appliances.
The wires in this modern loft designed by HGTV Design Star contestant Michael Moeller were turned into unique wall art that serves the functional purpose of keeping the cord neat and off of the floor.
Eclectic and stylish, this living room is grounded by a zebra-print area rug. Fun accents, like a black-and-white chandelier and faux moose taxidermy, bring playfulness into the space.
“This room has some really beautiful moments: the bold, striped fireplace commands attention; the combo of zebra, white leather, mirror and crystal set against a moody black backdrop is pure Hollywood glam; simple, two-tone damask patterns add a sense of tradition and comfort that tempers the sharp lines of the very modern wall and floor patterns,” says designer Candice Olson. “However, I think this is a case of both too much and too little. Too many patterns — stripes, checks, zebra and damask — all scream for attention. Undertaking such an ambitious painted floor with very little time prevented Design Star contestants NataLee and Tashica from really finishing this room, and it shows on so many levels, from the shredded bedding to the perplexing mirror/aquarium placement in the fireplace. I would have simply let the striped fireplace graphic be the star; painted the floor white to contrast the black and yellow walls and brought in a large zebra-patterned carpet for interest in the center of the room. This duo's predictable perimeter bed placement reminds me a bit of summer camp — a little more swanky, mind you. I would like to have seen a few beds dressed as sexy daybeds positioned in the center with cocktail tables beside and a spectacular chandelier above, very LA-luxe (in much less time).”
"The sofa positioning in front of the fireplace and television is a logical choice; however, it creates an unappealing "hallway" behind the sofa, wasting valuable space," explains designer Vern Yip. "A console storage table behind the sofa would help anchor it in the space and provide a surface for table lamps."
This home office features an attractive navy-colored wall unit with bookcases, desk, and computer station as well as space for a TV. Creatively-placed books and household decorations line the bookcase for an uncluttered arrangement, and the comfy wing chairs are a great addition for a reading nook.
A home theater richly decorated in opulent red and blue. Metallic accents in the wallpaper and throw pillows give the room a glamorous appeal.
HGTV Design Star contestant Danielle Colding made over this living room for the final challenge of season seven. Now, the non-functioning fireplace serves a new purpose: focal point of this eclectic living room design.
Vintage meets modern in this eclectic navy blue living room. Stylish accents include a gold leaf wall art, black and white chevron pillows, Moroccan-style rug and brown leather chesterfield sofa.
"Compositionally, I think this kitchen works very well," says designer Genevieve Gorder about this HGTV Design Star kitchen makeover. "The layout is open and inclusive to everyone and everything in the house, which is ideal for families and entertaining. I love the idea of Moorish accents running throughout the space and that there seems to be enough storage that was installed correctly in every corner of the kitchen." But she adds: "Where I think they missed — and missed hard — with this particular design was in the very concept. 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. Overall, I think the space lacks focus; it feels weighted down by too much color and busied by clashing patterns."
This dining room features a vintage cabinet with bamboo detail, blue and white chevron chairs, tulip table, and a pendant light that recalls a birdcage. On the wall, framed bird-motif wallpaper panels complete the eclectic look that has undeniable French influences.
This colorful bedroom features bright walls and pops of color in the furniture and bedding. A tall custom desk, painted hot pink, between twin beds also functions as a nightstand
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