AT Interviews… James Bolosh, VP, Event Programming, HGTV

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

“Delicious fun.” “Pure fantasy.” “Relevant entertainment.” “A design show on steroids.”

With the unbridled enthusiasm of a proud parent, those are just a few of the ways the oh-so-charming and perhaps highly caffeinated James Bolosh described his smash hit Design Star during a one-on-one with Apartment Therapy.

If excitement were ratings points, based on James’ zeal alone, Season Two of Design Star is sure to repeat the top ratings that Season One garnered for HGTV.

James also answered the AT Top Nine, listed after the jump.

In this very generous interview, James gives ATers some interesting insight into the show, its glittering new Vegas locale, its players past and present, the returning judges and whether or not there will be any new Season Two hunks ready to give Season One winner David Bromstad a run for his tattooed money.

He also talks about how HGTV is leveraging its online space to make TV watching even more interactive, and actually used the word “blog” in casual conversation. Oh, and he’s a big fan of Maxwell’s!

And a reminder, we’ve been graciously offered access to those getting voted off each week, which should give us even more insight to what’s really going on behind the scenes at Design Star. Stay tuned!

1. What’s the smallest home you’ve ever lived in?
350sf apt. in NYC

2. What’s the last thing you bought for your own home?
Edouard Buzon painting (French Artist)

3. If you had to furnish one room in your own home from scratch all
from one source, what would it be?
Moss NYC

4. What’s your favorite spot in your own home?
My sofa looking outside at the Empire State Bldg.

5. How often do you cook?

6. What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?

7. Where should people splurge in their homes? ARTWORK!
Where should they save? Buy knockoff furniture.

8. What designer/architect do you admire?
David Rockwell is my hero! I love his work and the range of his work! Total genius!

9. What makes a home comfortable?
Make it personal and learn how to edit. Less is more!

The casting special of Season 2 of Design Star airs at a special time (10 pm Eastern) on Sunday, July 22nd. while the show’s nine-episode run officially kicks off one week later, July 29th at its regular time of 9pm Eastern.