It is hard to believe that it was less than two years ago when Kim Myles was named the winner of Design Star. She is a testament to how quickly and how completely the title can change a life — not to mention influence millions of TV viewers. Kim has become one of HGTV’s most loved designers.
This was Kim then.
This was Kim recently when she served as a guest judge on HGTV’s $250,000 Challenge. The host of Myles of Style was on hand to challenge and encourage the contestants vying for the quarter-million-dollar prize. She knows a little something about designing a room on a deadline when there are big stakes at hand.
And this was Kim just last week on the Today Show when she was asked to tackle a timely topic: how to decorate a bedroom on a budget.
Kim’s ideas included: repurposing an old lace tablecloth as a headboard, framing tin ceiling tiles for simple art that shines and making lighting fixtures with twine, glue and a balloon. She described the look as country with clean lines and contemporary with rustic touches. Good stuff.
Alongside Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Kim was a delight to watch, as confident and charming as ever, rolling with the punches of live TV — a true professional on camera and I’m told, off camera as well. Check out the entire segment here or to see more of Kim’s ideas on video, visit the Myles of Style show page.
Congrats, Kim! How fun to watch your Design Star rise higher and higher. Will the next design star hopefuls be as bright? We’ll soon see! T-minus 26 days and counting!