All posts in "Episode-1"

Jul 15

Episode 1 Roundup

We’re one episode in and one designer down. After tackling a New York City penthouse, some stood out, others will need to work hard to impress the judges at the next challenge. Catch up on this week’s top moments.

Jul 15

Go Behind the Scenes With a DS Production Designer

Design Star Behind the Scenes

The view from the Design Star penthouse.

Ever wonder who chooses and designs the spaces for each episode? So did we, so we asked our frequent contributor Brian Patrick Flynn, who also happened to be a production designer for this season of Design Star, to give us the inside scoop.

Head over to Design Happens, our daily design blog, for Brian’s behind-the-scenes take on episode one.

For more insider info, catch our interview with Design Star’s producer, Loren Ruch.

Jul 14

Who’s Your Favorite Designer So Far?

Designers Group

Which Season 6 designer is your favorite?

You know the old saying: There’s no second chance for a first impression. So, who won your love after episode one?

Did you secretly love Blanche’s tea light holders? Were you wowed by Cathy’s camera presence (and Emmy awards)? Impressed by Leslie’s coffee table pick?  Loving Karl’s jungle-inspired paint job?

Tell us who you love (or who you don’t love) so far and why in the comments. Plus, vote for your favorite designer — the winner will get their own show right here on

Tell Us Who You’re Rooting For

Jul 13

3 Questions With Design Star’s Producer

Design Star Producer Loren Ruch

Design Star host Tankia Ray, producer Loren Ruch, David Bromstad and HGTV art director Chris Moore.

Ever wonder what really happens on the set of Design Star? We caught up with Loren Ruch, the show’s producer, to get answers to three of your most-asked questions from episode one. Get his behind-the-scenes take after the jump, plus watch a Loren from HGTV’s Facebook page.

See Loren’s Answers and Chat Live

Jul 12

Emily’s Vlog: Unforgivable Tea Lights

See where last year’s winner Emily Henderson disagrees with the judges. Plus, the biggest disasters of the night.

Emily's Take on the Action

Watch Emily’s Take on the Season Premiere

Jul 12

David on Episode 1: The Highs and Lows

Mentor David Bromstad shares what he thought about the contestants’ first designs. Who committed major design don’ts and whose room was the biggest disappointment?

David Bromstad

See David’s First Impressions

Jul 11

Candice’s Recap: Episode 1

Design Star Judges

Design Star Judges Candice Olson, Genevieve Gorder and Vern Yip

Visit the Design Star blog every Monday after the show for Design Star judge and Divine Design host Candice Olson’s recap of the episode’s best and worst moments. Read her take on the season premiere, then tell us what you thought in the comments below.

It’s a new season of Design Star, and you know what that means — 12 designers are ready to show what they’ve got and win their own show on HGTV. And let’s just say, this isn’t a group of wallflowers. For their first challenge, the designers were asked to pick a partner to make over six rooms in their own living space. It’s always fascinating to see who pairs up, and this time was no exception. Here’s my take on the episode one action.

Read More About Best and Worst of Episode 1

Jul 11

5 Reasons To Watch Tonight’s Design Star Premiere

Season 1 Designers Group

Just in case you don’t already have a reminder set for the Design Star season premiere tonight at 9/8c, here are five reasons to tune in.

1. Chat Live With Last Year’s Winner During the Show
Live tweet with @HGTV during the Design Star season premiere! Join season five winner Emily Henderson (@em_henderson) and special guest hosts from @Ruemagazine for a star-studded Twitter party. Follow the action with the hashtag #designstar.

4 More Reasons to Tune In

Jul 8

Sneak Peek: Season 6 Premiere!

Count down with us: The season six premiere of Design Star is a mere three days away! Curious what’s in store for the designers? Watch our sneak peek to get a taste of the week one drama.

Design Star Season 6 Premiere

Watch the Sneak Peek

Jul 7

Caption This: Episode 1

We’re warming up for the Season 6 premiere of Design Star ( Monday, July 11 at 9/8c) here at HGTV HQ, and so are this season’s contestants — especially designer Leslie Ezelle.

How would you caption this photo from episode one? Tell us in the comments below.

Caption This Episode 1 Season 6

Tell Us Your Best Caption

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