Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Design Star Debacle
Have you been watching HGTV's Design Star this season? I'm beginning to wonder how they pick some of the contestants.....
On Sunday's episode the designers were split into two teams, and each team had to design a condo in the Trump Tower in Jersey City as though it was a model to be shown to prospective condo buyers.
The winning (blue) team's living room:
The losing (red) team's living room:
The blue team's bedroom:
Red team's bedroom (not shown in this photo are the dropcloth drapes! Wonder where she got that idea?):
Can I just say that while I agree that the blue team should have won, it was only because they were less bad (poor grammar intentional) . Yes, the area rug in the blue living room is better scale-wise than the red team's, and I like the blue's coffee table better. And though the blue team used both a mattress and box spring (as opposed to the red team, which left off the box spring), neither team did a very good job of making the bed. Not only is the bedding somewhat boring and decidedly non-luxurious, but my 8-year-old can do a better job of smoothing the covers and fluffing the pillows.
Have you also noticed that the last two DS winners don't seem to get any airtime? Jennifer from two years ago had a baby shortly after winning, and so was delayed; I did happen to stumble upon her show in the middle of the afternoon several months ago, but I haven't seen it since. Antonio, last year's winner, had a couple of episodes (not that I watched), but since then I haven't heard anything. And neither one of them is ever advertised.
But it's still fun to watch, and I guess that's what the producers are counting on. What do you think of this season of Design Star?