The premiere episode of HGTV Design Star just finished, so I have to know, did you love it? The final designer has been added to the mix and the first competitor was sent packing.
Spoiler Alert! If you don’t want to know what happened, please don’t click through.
The episode begins with the question I left you with on Friday. Which of the three semi-finalists would make it in: Alyssa, Gary or Torie? The original 10 finalists were given the opportunity to vote in their last competitor, and Torie, the custom home designer and Texas beauty queen, won!
Of course, that was just the beginning of the night. Host Clive Pearse gave the designers their first challenge: to make over their Hollywood home. This season the designers had 30 hours to complete the makeover and were given the biggest budget in Design Star history: $50,000.
Check out the designs from tonight’s episode and tell me what you think.
The dining room by Dan and Nathan was my favorite design of the night. While it’s an incredibly bold statement, I think it’s just what we want to see on Design Star. Innovative design!
Antonio, Lonni and Amy tackled the large living room and did a great job of breaking the space into different areas. While I was as unsure about the pink ducks as Lonni was, Antonio’s idea paid off in the end. The judges love it and the hot pink ducks added a much-needed splash of color.
Torie and Jany’s bedroom is very pretty, but very predictable. I think the judges are right. While I love blue and brown together, we’ve seen it a hundred times.
Jason and Jen’s room makes me smile. While the design may not be entirely cohesive, the faux taxidermy and typography are fun trends, and the whole room has an atmosphere of creativity.
NataLee and Tashica definitely bit off more than they could chew in this bedroom. The color palette is bold, several of their ideas were glamorous, but they weren’t able to finish the look.
Ultimately, the judges decided it was NataLee’s time to go due to her seemingly lack of stamina and definite lack of design execution.
Spill it! Do you think the judges made the right choice? Was the NataLee the one who needed to go?