HGTV's "Design Star" judge Vern Yip says, "The warmth, texture and comfortable familiarity associated with the French bread that Casey chose as her inspiration are clearly telegraphed in the backsplash, flooring and countertops throughout the kitchen. Even the wall color suggests Casey's influence. There is no question that Casey understands how to translate her inspiration into the design of a space."
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.
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.
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.
Unless your shelves are fixed in a built-in or other shelving unit, "vary shelf heights so they don't all line up exactly," suggests Nancy Barsotti, ASID fellow and interior designer in New York City and Pittsburgh. You'll be able to use larger pieces and break out of the "lined-up soldiers" look that gets boring so quickly.
Fun light fixtures resembling snowflakes bring this kid's bedroom designed by HGTV Design Star contestant Courtland Bascon to life. Wintry art and sheer curtains complete the winter wonderland.
Before this room's makeover on HGTV Design Star, painter Lois's artwork and materials were scattered around the space. Contestant Danielle created this storage-packed workspace — complete with a view — to add daytime function to this dining room.
HGTV Design Star contestant Stacey Cohen pulled together three different living areas: kitchen, dining room and living room. While somewhat of a design challenge, the open floor plan allows homeowners to entertain while preparing meals or cleaning up.
A long L-shaped gray sofa acts as a subtle delineation between the living and dining room in this open plan space. Sky blue chairs around the dining table add a fun pop of color to the mostly gray and white space.
HGTV Design Star judge Candice Olson praises this design saying, "From a practical point of view I think the layout of this space is ingenious with the open shelving acting both as room divider and storage/display unit, but most importantly as an intriguing element that draws your eye into the space, around the corner into the bedroom area and beyond, where your eye hits the jackpot with a clear view of the Manhattan skyline."
Stylin' as usual, David Bromstad returned to second season of Design Star. With Clive Pearse at his side, David prepares to present finalists Kim Myles and Todd Davis with keys to new Mercury Mariners.
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