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NEW JUDGES FOR NEXT DESIGN STAR

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Sep 11, 2012, 07:32 PM
Soosie
NEW JUDGES FOR NEXT DESIGN STAR
Now that there is a lull between one season of DS and another, can we please beg for more credible judges? Can we please get someone who has a proven record of successful designing? I don't think I can watch another season of Genevieve and Vern.

GGs designs wouldn't pass on DS they are so ordinary. Vern does the same thing over and over again. Let's get someone who doesn't have a show but has the chops to judge properly.
Sep 15, 2012, 12:20 PM
Charles D
Many on these message boards would agree with you.Time for a new crew.
Sep 15, 2012, 03:12 PM
mennoboy
If I would have to pick judges, they would be Sarah Richardson, Thom Filicia, and Genevieve Gorder.
Sep 15, 2012, 08:51 PM
doodles64
quote:
Originally posted by mennoboy:
If I would have to pick judges, they would be Sarah Richardson, Thom Filicia, and Genevieve Gorder.


Please - we're trying to get GG OUT of there - she is a smirking, no talent, HGTV created designer wannabe. If she were a contestant on DS she'd be gone quickly, yet she thinks she is competent enough to judge the others with her superior attitude and nasty disposition.
Sep 15, 2012, 10:08 PM
bonactor
In my fantasy, it would be a different crew based on different goals/expectations for the various challenges, e.g:

Stylistic integrity: Sarah Richardson, Cynthia Rowley, Kenneth Brown

Sustainability/Creative Re-invention, Re-purposing:
Carter Oosterhouse, Sabrina Soto, Karen McAloon

Edginess/ Playfulness: Cynthia Rowley, Antonio B, Hilari, sometimes Candace Olson

Integration of outdoor-indoor spaces: Jamie Durie, John Gidding

There are a ton of other categories, but you get my drift--
Sep 16, 2012, 06:16 PM
Soosie
BONACTOR - GREAT IDEAS!
Oct 09, 2012, 01:44 PM
Schooz24
quote:
Originally posted by Charles D:
Many on these message boards would agree with you.Time for a new crew.


I agree. Enough of GG. Now HGTV is doing a new show with her designing her own home. Enough. She doesn't do anything new. Smirks, Stale
Oct 13, 2012, 11:33 AM
zaxmitchell
Come on, guys. There is really no need for name calling. If you don't like someone's design perspective, you have a right to your opinion. Let's keep this professional, shall we?

I personally have always enjoyed Genevieve. I grew up watching her and Vern on Trading Spaces. I would definitely like to see Cynthia Rowley come back though. I also wouldn't mind seeing any of the judges from Top Design (from Bravo, back in the day) -- Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, or Margaret Russell.
Oct 14, 2012, 02:53 PM
professorc
Since Vern HATES traditional design and Genevieve really doesn't go for modern design, I thought they were a strange mix to start with. Vern has his new show gig as permanent host of Bang for Your Buck and Genevieve has a child of almost school age and needs to be rooted. Maybe they will change judges.

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Dec 31, 2012, 02:51 PM
debi dot
i thought some of you may want to read my blog post about auditioning for Design Star as a semi-finalist...

http://debisdesigndiary.com/a-...th-hgtv-design-star/
Jan 07, 2013, 10:43 PM
ELizard65
quote:
Originally posted by zaxmitchell:
Come on, guys. There is really no need for name calling. If you don't like someone's design perspective, you have a right to your opinion. Let's keep this professional, shall we?

I personally have always enjoyed Genevieve. I grew up watching her and Vern on Trading Spaces. I would definitely like to see Cynthia Rowley come back though. I also wouldn't mind seeing any of the judges from Top Design (from Bravo, back in the day) -- Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, or Margaret Russell.



I miss Top Design!! That show was great! My favorite was one of their small challenges when the designers had to pick out which was the high end piece of furniture/accessory/etc and which was the knock off.

HGTV, bring that show into the fold!
Jul 11, 2013, 04:15 PM
raalex
I completely agree about the judges, Vern and Genevieve, time for a change! I watched them designing when they were much younger. Not good and not interesting now.

Why are we having another Design Star? HGTV already has a number of good/great designers. Where are their shows? They were the shows that kept HGTV going. We loved them! It is like they have all been fired and you are looking for more designers. Please bring back those shows!

House Hunters is a good show, however, when you have them over and over because there are only a few new shows, THEY BECOME BORING!
Jul 15, 2013, 07:02 PM
LAinLA
Heavens no, NOT that useless hack Gen Gorder. I can't stop laughing every time she uses the word "boss." Her language is as stale as her "designs," if you can call them that.
Jul 15, 2013, 07:32 PM
madamary
ELizard65, I totally agree with you about Top Design. I loved how they had the small challenge, like everyone choosing flowers & doing an arrangement (even though none of them supposedly had any experience with that), and taking a piece of furniture and doing something to it to show their personality. It could be painted or glue stuff on it or whatever. I sure wish they had something like that instead of the boring "camera challenge", that shows us NOTHING!
Jul 16, 2013, 10:47 AM
loverofdesign
eventhough they have done their hardest to make vern and geniveve to seem appealing we know them. every year I see everyone wishing for new judges. So they shake the pot and bring in newones as if they don'tknow we really mean vern and now geniveve. I think The show would be so different if they were gone.

They have gone as far as to show a video with the tie contest between two guys. The other guy the announcer is shown a tiny bit and is a lame attempt to give us a british announcer back. Lame. Tie Contest lame too.

Perhaps it's their own fault trying to edit ratings in the past years.Not in a good way for us.
what's done is done.

But I wonder if maybe they shouldn't be shaking the producers and those behind the scenes instead.

There was a series, which I thought was kind of fun. I don't watch hgtv anymore except for design star. Honestly, I try, but turn the channel after an hour. can't watch the same commericial over and over either.

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Jul 19, 2013, 03:21 PM
DeadMarilyn
They need to get rid of the "Trading Spaces" peeps. Gen and Vern were horrible on that show and should not be judges of anything!

I think past winners of DS should be the judges.
Feb 11, 2014, 02:36 AM
HGTVPD
They only need Sarah Richardson, Tommy Smythe & Cynthia Crowley

but Sarah and Tommy definately