Design Star is down to just 3 contestants and this week's episode featured celebrity makeovers and a chance to finally see some real designed spaces. A surprise elimination when one of the best rooms had the designer kicked off the show. Check out more after the jump. The photo gallery above features the three rooms in their 'before' stage and then the three rooms in their 'after' designs. Antonio, Loni and Dan madeover Kathy Griffin's office, Tiffani Thiessen's guest room and Jason Priestley's nursery and, finally, the designers pulled off full rooms and full design themes.Antonio | Kathy Griffin's Office: Antonio had no real design direction from Kathy except that she would "go off" if she didn't like it. He built custom desk space and added color and texture in the room. Surprisingly, Antonio failed to add accents in the proper scale to make the room feel balanced. For example, he used a tiny rug in a comfy seating area that called for a larger anchor.
- Apartment Therapy tip: Really consider scale and the layout of your space, especially small spaces. Use lighting and accents to highlight pieces and add weight to different parts of the room.
- Apartment Therapy tip: Wallpaper is a great accent in a small space, especially for the entire bathroom. If you want to keep it simple and affordable, use a little bit of wallpaper to line your bookcase or shelves.
- Apartment Therapy tip: Consider the height level of your rooms and use it if you've got it. Going vertical is one of the best ways to expand a small space. Also add or swap around your artwork to add color pops and new looks to your home.
In the end, Loni was eliminated. I was surprised since her room really stood out as a great mix of client wants and designer ideas. What do you think of the celebrity rooms?
Check out more posts covering Design Star on Apartment Therapy:
- Design Star, Episode 1
- Design Star, Episode 2
- Design Star: Episode 3
- Design Star, Episode 4
- Design Star, Episode 5
- Design Star, Episode 6
- Design Star, Episode 7