The designers were told to design a vignette representing their personal brands. Tobin’s signature design style is vintage industrial, but there wasn’t much (or any) vintage industrial to see. The judges liked the architectural wall slats in his vignette, but ultimately, the unfinished design sent him home.
Find out what Tobin has to say about being the first to go. Plus, hear the judges’ thoughts on their decision. And you know David has something to say about Tobin’s departure: “I thought that was a huge mistake.”
It’s finally here! A brand-spanking-new season of HGTV Star. Tonight, we got the first look at the new crop of hopefuls vying to win their own show on HGTV. It’s a good-looking group, right? (David’s not bad, either.)
Each designer started the challenge with a blank vignette (think white box without the walls) and was asked to create a space that showed off their unique style. Simple, right? No awkward team dynamics, no crazy decorate-this-space-with-cake-decorating-supplies directive, no serious budget constraints — just designers showing off their best work. Well, almost. Let’s talk about the good, the, um, less good, and yes, the drama. (Warning: Spoilers beyond this point!)
Whip up some easy appetizers, concoct a pitcher of summery cocktails and get ready for the premiere of HGTV Startonight at 8pm/7c. After the show, head back over to the blog to discuss all the challenges and design drama from the first episode. Tylor says, “Tune in…or else.”
Brace yourselves, HGTV Starfans. We have just a little more than a week to go before the season 8 premiere. To make the wait even more unbearable, here’s a sneak peek at some of the designs from the very first challenge. Don’t expect me to reveal anything, though. My lips are sealed!
Designs from HGTV Star season 8
Watch the season 8 premiere of HGTV Star on Sunday, June 9 at 8/7c.
Host David Bromstad reveals the jaw-dropping cost of the furniture seen in tonight’s challenge. Plus, the design details you couldn’t see on the show (very good and very bad.) See what David thought, then weigh in: Did the right designer go home?
Missing Design Star? Don’t worry — you can fill the void with our brand-new series, Design Star All Stars, starting Tuesday, July 31 at 9/8c. Get a sneak peek of what you’ll see this season, plus watch exclusive scenes from the premiere.
Want to gawk at all the details inside the season seven designers’ 10,000-square-foot Hollywood home? You can see all the beautiful (and not so beautiful) spaces created by the contestants, for the contestants in our Design Star 7 Cast House Tour Gallery.
We’ve got a debate on our hands. On Tuesday night’s Design Star episode, the judges gushed over Rachel’s white moose head atop a black background. Here on the blog, y’all aren’t so sure.
Reader transient1 says: We have seen those heads turn up on one design show or another every season for the past half dozen years or so. In 2040 those will be the go-to props whenever a movie (or whatever video-type entertainment is available) is looking to create an early 21st century styled room.
And llxt added: The moosehead was a total do-over of A) David Bromstad himself and B) Antonio’s pink birds, which were much more unexpected. Definitely not something to win over.
But reader Gail sided with Vern and Genevive: I loved Rachel’s moose head…It was a sculpture…a real head would have been much larger!!! So glad that Rachel won.