Liz Gray

Contributor to HGTVersus

Aug 22

David on the All Stars Finale: The Toast Goes To…

David Bromstad Design Star All Stars Host

David breaks down the designs and the final decision. Plus, inside intel from the judging room.

Here’s what David had to say from the set:

Do you agree with David (and the judges)? Did the right designer win? Weigh in in the comments below.

Posted at 10:40 am

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  1. I was really disappointed in the judges decision. David said Hilari was supurbed but then said Leslie w
    Hit it out of the park. You can't have it both ways, that was a disappointment for me with him. I really love David and his designs but thought he was wrong. Leslie's design was more like Desidn 101 rather than an "All Star" design. Hilary, you rock. Your charm, creativity an genuine love of what you do is a trait to be proud of. You're the winner in my book!

    Dejablu on September 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm
  2. I am so disappointed that Hilarie did not win. She brought something really interesting and different including a separate sleeping area.
    I am surprised that none of them really used the outside space more. And no kitchen area at all??

    Sandra Pilon on September 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    • FINALLY!!! Someone else wonders where the kitchen might have been, (even a galley along the window wall would have been really cool), not to mention a bathroom… and that outdoor space just beggedbeggedbegged to be used for something other than a bistro table and chairs…….having always lived in very small spaces, it makes sense to me to utilize every single inch to the nnnth degree. Still wondering how the judges came to their final decision with a murphy bed that was obviously so uncomfortable; it makes my back ache just thinking about it. Now if there was a main house you could run to and use the plumbing, etc, that's one thing, but still, there are those of us who must use every single inch to the best advantage for all purposes. I'd like to see Design Star decorate a 400 sf apt in NYC, thinking of every little thing that must be incorporated into that space, such as an office, bath, kitchen, living, entertaining areas/spaces…….and while we're on that subject, does everyone really entertain at home??? That seems like a throwback to the good old days of the 50's; now, everyone goes out, although I'd like to see that brought back home, front and center. HGTV: It's up to YOU!!! Mid-century design is back in vogue; pay attention, address the needs/desires of the masses, perhaps of baby boomers, for instance. Also, look at the responses you've gotten for over two months now…….and yet nothing new is on the horizon??? We're waiting……with bated breath….

      Guest on October 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm
  3. Completely agree with the judges. Leslie's space was fabulous and she made extremely smart decisions with two days of time and over the course of the show. I also like Leslie's non-diva personality and maturity in taking responsibility for herself. While Hillary' work was fun and colorful, there are not many people who would want to live in a 20 x 10' bright Salmon space for very long. Thank you HGTV for recognizing talent and also someone who uses their design wisdom to be thoughtful about what people really need.

    Agree With Judges on September 16, 2012 at 10:53 am
  4. HILARI!!! All the way………………. What happened?

    Sharon on September 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm
  5. Hilari should have won. I am not sure where the judges sense of design and talent disappeared to in this final decision. All i can think of is that leslie design is true to their designer roots "trading paces" where a room is created for $1000. I have never seen anyone sleep on a bed hung by chains on a wall nor in any reputable decor magazine except for vintage " trading places" shows. Hilari designed consistently to the requests of customers and with the mindset of where people want to aspire to. Tom lives in his own world and is a great accessory designer who screams "pottery barn". Leslie is mainstream with a passion for mirrors. At the end of the day, we have to remember it is not exceptional and "x factor" designers this show is looking for. It appears they are looking for everyday designers that have marketability with people who design on a dime. What an insult to our intelligence!

    Disappointed on September 23, 2012 at 8:37 am
  6. interesting you mention viewer votes. the famous David B. (the first winner) WAS chosen by the people. HGTV has worked very hard at detroying what was once a good show/competition.

    sick of HGTV on September 30, 2012 at 8:27 pm
  7. Definitely would want to watch a show done by hilari… Thought she should have won. I thought they all did great, Hilari just resonated with me more– love her personality & style.

    Heidi on April 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

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