Tour the Design Star Season 7 Cast House

Peek inside the Design Star season 7 cast house — designed by the contestants, for the contestants.
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November 25, 2014
By: Liz Gray

Welcome Home, Designers!

This 10,000 square foot Los Angeles mansion is home to the season seven Design Star cast. Their first challenge? Decorate it! Peek inside their living space.

Great Room: Before

This cavernous great room has loads of potential — and lots of space to fill.

Great Room: After

Designers Luca Paganico and Danielle Colding turned this vast room into a warm, inviting space with the right hue (a warm gray) and large-scale furniture and accessories.

Great Room: Open Shelving

This open white bookcase serves two functions in this space; it's both a functional place to store accessories and an asymmetric focal point that contrasts with the moody wall hue.

Great Room: Sculptural Accents

The room features a clean, simple color scheme, with textural accents, like this ribbed vase, standing in for bold color.

Great Room: Art and Architecture

Empty picture moldings create architectural detail and add interest on the wall in lieu of art pieces.

Great Room: Do It Yourself

Create this look at home with strips of molding or empty picture frames painted in cohesive hues. Get step-by-step instructions to make your own arrangement.

Great Room: Right-Size Furniture

In a space this large, it's key to select furniture that meets the scale of the room, like this pair of sofas large enough to seat the entire Design Star cast.

Great Room: Metallic Touches

Bits of shine throughout the room, like this silver throw pillow, create a little glamour in this comfortable space.

Master Bedroom: Before

This master bedroom started out with a massive black marble fireplace and two-toned built-ins.

Master Bedroom: After

Designers Bex Hale and Kris Swift gave the room a bold makeover, with plum walls and details that echo the room's existing architecture.

Master Bedroom: Neon Inspiration

This glass table covered with strips of neon tape was the inspiration for the room's bold palette. To create a playful vignette, the designers attached an oversized, light-up matchstick to the table with a tape "cord."

Master Bedroom: Art Installation

This playful art installation by designer Bex Hale artfully combined her rustic style with partner Kris Swift's bright, modern aesthetic.

Master Bedroom: Cohesive Woodwork

The designers repeated the two-toned wood inlays seen in the existing built-ins, and painted the bottoms of each bed black to echo the hue in the marble fireplace.

Master Bedroom: Neon Niches

Kris repeated the striped tape pattern from his glass table inside each headboard niche.

Master Bedroom: Striped Mantel

Even more neon tape makes the mantel of the black marble fireplace stand out.

Master Bedroom: Natural Elements

A curvy driftwood lamp tones down the room's bright hues and rigid shapes.

Guest Bedroom One: Before

This bedroom has great detailing, like the built-in wood shelving and the exaggerated molding.

Guest Bedroom One: After

Designers Mikel Welch and Britany Simon transformed this room into a space that's both colorful and comfortable.

Guest Bedroom One: Bring on the Stripes

Striped duvet covers in citron and white contrast beautifully against the blue walls.

Guest Bedroom One: Reading Nook

An oversized, whimsical chair and vibrant yellow throw pillow (hand-sewn by the designers) invite you into this reading nook.

Guest Bedroom One: Think Pink

Small bits of pink throughout the room create a cohesive color scheme without seeming too matchy-matchy.

Guest Bedroom One: Double-Duty

This hard-working nook can be used two ways: as a nightstand or as a vanity for early-morning wake-up calls.

Guest Bedroom One: Whimsical Taxidermy

Cast metal ram sculptures in bright pink add a hint of whimsy to this bedroom. A black-and-white bed crown and white linen curtains frame the focal point.

Guest Bedroom One: Global Chic

An oversized ottoman reupholstered with a scroll-printed, distressed shower curtain adds a worldly accent to this colorful space.

Guest Bedroom Two: Before

This room is practically devoid of architectural details, aside from a small window. The upside: It's a blank slate!

Guest Bedroom Two: After

Designers Miera Melba and Jordan Cappella combined their styles to create a glamorous, masculine space inspired by the colors of the sea.

Guest Bedroom Two: Custom Headboards

The metallic silver headboards are custom-made from pattern-printed hides, batting and blocks of wood.

Guest Bedroom Two: Modern and Global

A cast Shiva sculpture in bright white stands out against the navy blue wall. The Lucite table it sits atop was custom-designed by contestant Jordan Cappella.

Guest Bedroom Two: Inspiration

The blue-and-white jar perched on the lower shelf of this modern C table inspired the room's color palette and the chevron stripe on the wall.

Guest Bedroom Two: Crisp Bedding

Pin-tucked duvets in crisp white add great texture to the beds in this room. Navy-and-white throw pillows add to the room's nautical vibe.

Guest Bedroom Two: White Accessories

Even though the accessories used here vary in style — geometric vases paired with organic coral — they're united by their bright white hue.

Guest Bedroom Two: Original Artwork

Designer Jordan Cappella created this simple, graphic artwork by covering a canvas with strips of tape, then painting it with a sunny yellow hue.

Den: Before

This central room will make an ideal gathering spot for the cast — once it gets some furniture and accessories.

Den: After

Designers Hilari Younger and Rachel Kate combined their styles to create a nature-inspired hangout with glamorous touches.

Den: Custom Coffee Table

Designer Rachel Kate designed this curvy coffee table. Its glossy black hue grounds the room.

Den: Mirrored Chandelier

A sparkling glass-and-mirror chandelier adds unexpected glitz to this casual space.

Den: Tabletop Accents

A long, flat wooden box adds Old World charm to the top of this wall-mounted console, and its low profile leaves the view out the window intact.

Den: Cozy Seating

A white wing chair outfitted with soothing green and blue pillows and a cozy throw makes an ideal spot to relax. The zebra rug adds another hint of glamour.

Den: It's All About Contrast

It's the hunting lodge aesthetic, turned on its head: A cast moose bust painted in high-gloss white pops out against a square black background.

Den: Asymmetrical Sofa

An asymmetrical section of the contemporary gray sofa provides additional room to lounge.

Designer Lounge: Before

This blank slate needed to be furnished from top to bottom — right down to the plain concrete floor.

Designer Lounge: After

Designers Yuki Northington and Stanley Palmieri used bold color and original artwork to promote creativity in this work area.

Designer Lounge: Original Sculpture

Designer Stanley Palmieri created this free-form metal sculpture to fill a window alcove in the space.

Designer Lounge: Upholstered Bench

Designer Yuki Northington created a built-in, upholstered bench below the sculptural focal point.

Designer Lounge: Personal Collage

The designers did another art installation on the opposite wall, incorporating a collage that references all of the designers' hometowns along with 3-D frames and crumpled scrap paper.

Designer Lounge: Striped Hardwood Floors

Designer Yuki Northington chose two shades of bamboo flooring to create a bold stripe on the floor without paint.

Designer Lounge: Custom Work Table

This custom table provides lots workspace for design projects and and plenty of seating for the large cast.

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