Liz Gray

Contributor to HGTVersus

May 24

7 Questions With: Danielle Colding

Danielle Colding - HGTV Design Star Season 7
I’m counting down to the Design Star premiere on Tuesday, May 29 by featuring seven fun facts and confessions from each of the season seven designers. Today’s answers are from world traveler and eclectic designer Danielle Colding.

Is there something you incorporate into every space you design?
In every space I design I look for clever, quirky accessories to bring it to life and create a narrative. I’m also a big pusher of wallpaper! I usually convince even the most hesitant client — scarred by their grandmother’s floral vinyl paper — to take the plunge.

How particular are you about your home?
For my own home, I am pretty flexible. I am constantly moving and rearranging things to make the spaces feel and function better.

What space is the messiest or least designed?
The messiest spot is always my bedroom…somehow hanging up clothes just doesn’t compute.

What color do you hate? Lime green.

If you could add one thing to the White House, it would be…contemporary art by my favorite artists to modernize the traditional spaces.

Celebrity crush?
I don’t really have one. Jason Momoa is a hottie. So are Boris Kodjoe, Matt Damon and Johnny Depp.

Lightning round! Yes or no…

Jaccuzi tubs: Who doesn’t love a hot tub??? However, I’m not a fan of Jacuzzi tubs in bathrooms due to having to clean the gunky jets. Been there done that.

 Barcelona chairs: Absolutely! Love love love! A classic, timeless look. I’m personally craving an ivory pair.

 Sunburst mirrors: Yes. They are classic and look great oversized and hung in groups.

 Wallpaper: I’m the queen of wallpaper. I force it on all my clients!

 Dogs on the bed: About two months ago I would have said no way Jose…but now that I have the cutest puppy ever I am guilty as charged.

Paneling: Yes and No. That seventies paneling in the medium wood tone has to go. I am currently refinishing such a basement and re-staining the paneling in a deep walnut which gives it a more contemporary look. I also love the idea of white-washing the paneling or painting it white.

Wire hangers: No, no, no!!!! They say never say never, but I’m saying never.

More about Danielle: Read her bio, browse her design portfolio and vote her your Design Star fan favorite.

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  1. Danielle Colding, your portfolio: photo 1, I see no way that this can be partitioned off as a guest room. Wide angle lens needed here.

    Photo 2, "let this apartment's amazing architectural details take center stage"? This apartment has no "amazing architectural details"!

    Photo 3, "The console table provides storage." No it doesn't!

    I could go on, but what's the point.

    erikcreature on May 25, 2012 at 11:50 am
    • You have absolutely nothing positive to contribute Eric. Hater! My guess is you auditioned and never made it to the show, or you're a 300 lb loser who never leaves his home. I feel sorry for you.

      shelleywiggs on May 30, 2012 at 5:00 am
  2. tisk tisk tisk…..Creature you should know that the designers don't write all the comments you are reading ( and bashing). There is this thing called a "production team" and though they do their best, sometimes the descriptions written may not be what the designer intended. Sigh……

    Brewster on May 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm
  3. Danielle your design work is fabulous! I love the clean, sophisticated designs in your portfolio.

    Grace on May 29, 2012 at 8:57 am
  4. Does anyone know where Danielle got the Angel Wing she has as here personal inspiration piece from the first episode? Would love to find one and or two for my own space.

    Brian on May 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm
  5. Really enjoyed the room you decorated last night as well as your portfolio. Do not let Eric discourage you.
    Can't find that he has anything positive to say about anybody. Keep up the good work, Danielle.

    Val on May 30, 2012 at 6:56 am
  6. Danielle- Watched your debut shows. Loved them!! Great job. Will be sure to keep watching in the future. Keep up the good work.

    Sandy on August 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm
  7. i would like to know how danielle colding did photo gift wrap paper for bebe winans? thank you.

    pat burns on January 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

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