Ellen’s Design Challenge: Meet Bradley

updated Jul 17, 2020
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Name: Bradley L Bowers
City: Miami, FL

Style: I use the term “future-monk” to describe my style. I avoid decoration and I love to let the purity of materials merge with really funky and exciting shapes & forms.

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Carpenter paired with: Matt Muenster

What are your design strengths?

Follow-through; I think it is an underrated quality and one of my greatest assets and strengths.

What are your design weaknesses?

I am insistent. I don’t really think it is a weakness, but it has caused some trouble in my career. I have a vision and I am determined to see it to fruition.

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How did you end up auditioning for Ellen’s Design Challenge?

I actually received a call from a fellow SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) alumnus asking if I would be interested in speaking with one of the casting directors. It was one of those moments that can’t be planned or prepared for. It was divine.

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What challenge from last season would you have loved to compete in? Which one would you pass on?

I would love to have done the storage unit challenge. I love coming up with new ways to address common ideas. I was not a fan of the first challenge, where they had to convert an empty box into a piece of furniture.

On a scale of 1 to 5 sweater vests, how amazing is Ellen in person?

Ellen is in a league of her own. It can’t be measured, but if I had to I’d say from 1 to 5 she’s a… 14!

Episode eliminated: Episode 2Exit interview

Thanks, Bradley! Watch him compete on Ellen’s Design Challenge, Mondays at 9|8c on HGTV!