Did you watch the season finale of HGTV’s Design Star last night? I thought this was a good season–there was less bickering and drama and more design, which was refreshing. I also appreciate that they didn’t expect the contestants to do everything themselves–they were given carpenters and painters so they could focus on decorating.
It came down to two strong contestants: Danielle Colding and Britany Simon. They each had to produce a pilot for the show they wanted to host. First up was Danielle’s “Shop the Room,” in which she made over a young family’s living room and dining room. Let’s take a look at the before and afters!
I couldn’t find any photos from the episode online–HGTV hadn’t posted any yet–so I took these with my camera while watching the show this morning. Hence the lower-quality (okay, blurry) shots like this of the dining room before:
The couple seemed a little less enthusiastic than Danielle’s. They were like, “Wallpaper?” when they saw the dining room. You can see in this photo below that Britany found a rug for the living room that kind of matches the dining room:
What did you think of this season of Design Star? Did the right person won? Will you watch Danielle’s new show? Visit HGTV.com for (better!) photos and details about the finale.