Design Star on HGTV ~ Do you watch?

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HGTV Design Star

The first episode of Design Star on HGTV, aired last Monday night, and I can tell you I am already a huge fan of this season!  I am loving the fact Tanika Ray is the host, and she did a FAB job last week. The three judges, Vern Yip, Genevieve Gorder and Candice Olsen were much more supportive and encouraging this year!  I love it!

The first episode started off with a huge challenge this year!  The designers were paired up and, each team was responsible for decorating a room in an empty three-story New York penthouse.   My favorite room of the night was the great room, decorated by Leslie Ezell and Cathy Hobbs:

My favorite part of the room was the tire tread coffee table, which Leslie picked out!  Check it out:

The winner of the challege was Karl Sponholtz, who created an awesome bonus room with Kellie Clements

It really was a great room!  The loser of the challenge and the first designer to leave the show was Blanche Garcia, who designed a bedroom with Mark Diaz.  Her random "doily"votive holders on the wall, and botched wallpaper frames, contributed to her demise.

I really think this season started off with a bang and a HUGE challenge!  I can't wait to see what is next!

Design Star episode 2 airs tonight at 9pm/8c on HGTV

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign by Crafterminds and HGTV Design Star. My opinions are my own.