Emily's Best Makeovers From HGTV Design Star

From the fashion-inspired apartment to her eclectic glass house, see Emily Henderson's most memorable makeovers from Design Star.
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November 25, 2014

Challenge 10: Modern Apartment

A color palette of charcoal grays and deep blues is combined with luxurious fabrics to represent the high-end textiles found in Tom's wardrobe, which she uses as inspiration for this room. Since his accessories always consists of a Rolex watch and cufflinks, Emily adds sophisticated metallics throughout the space in lighting, furniture and even, a simple pinstriped wall treatment.

Challenge 9: Glass Houses

Emily sets the scenes of her glass house by creating a focal wall with floral fabric on the back wall. Emily mixes styles, colors and patterns to represent her favorite look: eclectic, which wins her rave reviews from the judges. To create an intimate look, she adds a lot of accessories that represent personal objects she would have in her home.

Challenge 8: Dining Room

For the dining room challenge, Emily and Michael design a space completely out of repurposed furnishings. They paint the ceiling a bright green to create an "intentional explosion" of color, and for her project, Emily attaches plastic flowers to a chandelier and paints the entire piece a crisp white.

Challenge 7: Sears Kitchen

For the Sears kitchen photo shoot, Emily teams up with Courtland to create a modern traditional kitchen with a subtle Italian flair. Old World-inspired granite, a Venetian wall treatment and classic neutral tile complete the look.

Challenge 6: Trump Designs

Emily and her teammates, Alex, Casey and Michael, must create an apartment worthy of the Trump brand. They mix modern furniture and metallic surfaces with a neutral color palette to create the luxurious yet contemporary space.

Challenge 5: Firehouse Designs

For one of her favorite challenges, Emily creates a customized FDNY coffee table with a heartwarming note written in the letters for the firefighters. Her teammates, Alex, Casey and Michael, paint murals of the city and a firefighter, as well as design a learning and working area for the New York City firefighters.

Challenge 4: Flower Market

True to her natural style, Emily chooses the waxflower weed as her inspiration because of its effortless nature. The room is infused with a bohemian romantic style and a bright and cherry color palette of blues and pinks.

Challenge 3: Musical Inspiration

To create the rooftop patio, the designers are challenged with using a musical instrument as inspiration. Emily selects the tuba to inspire a place of enjoyment that someone would want to zone out in. Deep purple and modern low furniture set the scene for this relaxing patio.

Challenge 2: Fashion Forward

In the fashion challenge, Emily selects the tailored suit to use as her inspiration. Streamlined furnishings and luxurious fabrics reflect the suit's look. A mixture of metallic and faux fur pillows contrast well with the tailored sofa.

Challenge 1: White Box

For the first challenge, Emily is tasked with designing a space for Michael Moeller. She chooses a color palette that reflects his design aesthetic; however, she has trouble making design decisions and ends up playing it too safe, which lands her in the bottom two.

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