Liz Gray

Contributor to HGTVersus

Jul 25

David on the Finale: “She Just Glistened in Front of the Camera”

Design Star Winner Danielle Colding With Host David Bromstad, Judge Vern Yip and Judge Genevieve Gorder

The mentor and host joined the design panel this week as guest judge. See his critiques of the designs + why the panel chose Danielle.

Do you agree with David’s critiques? Who did you want to win Design Star? Chat in the comments below.

Posted at 10:00 am

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  1. Tough choice, but I think you made the right one. Watching Danielle's 2 episodes of "Shop this Room" tonight convinced me that she was the perfect new Design Star. Very talented, warm and responsive to all. Plus, she really excelled in getting across her design tips and strategies. I loved it!

    I'm expecting Brittany and Hilari to find a place on HGTV soon.

    Susan on August 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    • Hilari already is doing something by competing on Design Star All Stars. That seems unjustified because she just failed at this show. Oh, well. HGTV must have been hard up of designtestants at the last moment.

      LISN on August 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm
  2. I liked both Danielle and Britany throughout the season. They each were very consistent. They each were clear spoken. I felt this was the closest finale. Either designer would have pleased me as a new star. I wondered if the judges flipped a coin to determine the winner. That said, Danielle had just a little bit more, "somethin', somethin'" = more warmth. Congrats, Danielle!

    FanFare57 on August 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm
  3. Congrats!!! to Danielle, watched your first show. You are an amazing designer with compassion. Your heart and soul can be seen in your work. You listen to what is important and deliver. A bunch of red grapes), a picture, and an old lamp!!!!

    eahb on August 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm
  4. I watched the first two episodes of Danielle's show and I came away thinking that the judges made the right choice! I was for Danielle all season but I was worried a few times that she might get eliminated but thankfully that did not happen.
    Brittany's designs were very good too, but her personality in front of the camera just didn't come near where Danielle's tv presence does. This is a tv show, not just about designing. The host has to be able to hold the viewers attention, and Danielle can do that.
    I thought it was evident in the last episode when you viewed both presentations. Danielle's was more informative and I learned something which is what I want to do when I watch a HGTV show.
    Go Danielle! Looking forward to seeing your show.
    I never watch Meg's show after she won last year, but I will be watching the schedule for Danielle's new episodes.

    tvfan001 on August 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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