Another week of Design Star, another fabulous how-to project. (Did you see last week’s step-by-step instructions for Rachel’s White Room challenge chevron dressers?) There’s been a lot of chatter here on the blog about Britany’s stunning 3-D mirror installation in Kris Kardashian Jenner’s redesigned conference room. And judge Vern Yip was all about it on the show, too: “The mirrored wall is really smart…It took a very inexpensive material and made it look luxe,” he said. Want one of your own? Here’s how to do it.
The 3-D mirror from the conference room designed by Britany Simon and Mikel Welch.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn recreated a smaller-scale, framed version of this focal point with squares of basic mirror, plywood and trim. Best of all: Though it looks high-end, the materials are inexpensive and you can create it in an afternoon.
Add a glamorous mirrored focal point to your home.
See the How-To Video + Get Step-By-Step Instructions
Each week, I chat with Design Star‘s producer Loren Ruch about your most-asked questions from this week’s episode. This week: How do they decide when to send two designers home? Plus, the most memorable moments from the set of episode three.
Vern Yip, Producer Loren Ruch, Kylie Jenner, Kris Kardashian Jenner, Genevieve Gorder
How do you decide when to send two designers home? Is it a spur-of-the-moment decision episode by episode or is it planned ahead of time?
Over the years, it has happened both ways. Sometimes we go into a challenge with the intention of making it a double elimination because it’s a large-scale project that needs to have more stakes – this was the case for this week’s Kardashian episode. Other times the Design Panel is so unimpressed by the overall execution of more than one designer that they decide to do a double elimination on the fly – this happened two years ago with our Trump episode when they sent home both Stacy and Tom.
Since Kris and her daughters have their own reality shows, were there multiple camera crews on the set?
Fun question! Even though the Kardashians have their own reality shows, they never brought a single camera to any of our Design Star shoots. The Kardashians did feature the office makeover in an episode of their show, but that was after we had finished shooting Design Star.
Read More + Ask Loren Your Questions From Ep 3
Host David Bromstad dishes on why this was one of the “most exciting challenges ever,” the out-of-control fighting and which rooms he’d design differently.
David: It’s Not the Design Star Way
Meg talks about her favorite (and least favorite) spaces, the great details no one talked about and why she’s jealous of this season’s cast.
Watch Meg’s Thoughts on Episode 3
This week brought big names and big stakes: Ten designers took on the challenge of designing Kris Kardashian Jenner’s new office space, and only eight made it out unscathed. Well, mostly.
See the highlights, my favorite moments and biggest pet peeves from this week’s episode of Design Star, then tell me your take on this week’s action.
Are you ready to see tonight’s makeover of Kris Kardashian Jenner’s new office at 9/8c? Kris’s daughter Kylie peeked into the offices mid-makeover…see a sneak peek of the amazing details after the jump!
With celebrity client Kris Kardashian Jenner, the stakes are higher than ever on Tuesday’s episode of Design Star. So what has designer Britany Simon so worried? Write your best caption for this photo in the comments below.
This week, the designers work in pairs to completely redesign a space for a very busy client…Kris Kardashian Jenner! But will the designers use up their design time with bickering? See a sneak peek of Tuesday’s episode.
Watch Exclusive Scenes From Episode 3
This week, the remaining Design Star hopefuls faced both their first homeowner challenge and guest judges Robert and Cortney Novogratz, hosts of HGTV’s new show Home by Novogratz. Miss something? Catch up on the drama with our weekly roundup.
7 Can’t-Miss Moments From This Week
Loren (far right) pictured with the Design Star host, judging panel and guest judges Cortney and Robert Novogratz.
We caught up with Loren Ruch, the show’s producer, to get answers to your most-asked questions from Design Star episode three. Get his behind-the-scenes take after the jump.
3 Questions With Design Star’s Producer