Design Star Giveaway

We’ve got an awesome giveaway courtesy of the folks at Design Star for ya this weekend!

The new season starts this Monday, July 11th (9/8 central) and will once again feature 12 talented designers, all competing for a chance to host their own design show on HGTV.

The show takes place in New York City, and like we mentioned in this post, the fabulous Mr. David Bromstad will be mentoring the contestants this time around.

Host, Tanika Ray is joining the cast this season and she’s tons of fun, so I’m stoked they’ve added her to the show! And, of course, judges Genevieve Gorder, Candice Olson and Vern Yip will be back to critique the contestants designs at the end of each episode each week.

And look! David was right! The judges are smiling and laughing more this time! (LOL)

This season will also include a few celebrity guests such as Nate Berkus, Robert and Courtney Novogratz, Kathy Ireland and Paula Deen.

Here’s a couple sneak peek videos…

And because we all love outtakes…

I’m so excited for Monday night!!!

Alright- now for the giveaway! Leave us (and the Design Star peeps!) a comment on this post and on Monday (July 11, 2011) at noon (Central Time) we’ll randomly select one lucky Lettered Cottage reader to win a $100 American Express giftcard courtesy of Design Star!

Good luck, have a great weekend, and we hope to see you next week!


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  1. says

    I actually watch that show all the time and even the reruns online!! I’m such a big fan of all things HGTV! I’d also love a gift card…could help me buy my living room curtains!!

  2. Katrina says

    My 13 yr old daughter and I are so excited and can’t wait for Design Star to start tonight!!!!! We’ve watched Design Star from day one and have always loved it!.

  3. says

    I’ve just recently heard about Design Star and it sooo sounds like my kind of show. ,, cant wait to watch ..

  4. Annette J says

    Excited to watch it! I would love for them to come to my house and make it over!

  5. Alecia Shannon says

    Love Lettered Cottage and HGTV Design star….Rootin’ for our Oklahoma girl Kelli!

  6. Jeannie says

    Love your blog…and can’t wait for the new Design Star to start! Thanks for all the great ideas you’ve given me, can’t wait to try them all out in the new digs…keeep em’ coming!!

  7. Amber L. says

    I always look forward to the fireplaces ideas! Such an inspiration. And if I had cable, it would definitely be tuned to HGTV!

  8. says

    Am I too late for the giveaway? Even so, I can’t wait to watch this season of the show. I’ve never really been into it before, but you got me all excited about it!

  9. Allison Albainy says

    Can’t wait to watch tonight! WOuld use the 110 to buy paint..paint a checkerboard on my big old chippy front porch!

  10. MIchelle says

    I’ve never watched this show, but LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog. So, with you in mind I will give it a shot. Besides, I can use all the inspiration I can get, I’m a terrible decorator.

  11. says

    CAN’T WAIT CAN’T WAIT CAN’T WAIT!!!! I’m SUCH a design “novice” but HGTV Design Star is truly my inspiration!

  12. Shar Yates says

    Well, this looks really good this season. I will set my DVR so I won’t miss any of it. thanks so much! Love TLC!

  13. Shannon says

    I can’t wait for this season. I’m super excited to see it a lighter mood, than the mean serious mood last time.

  14. Desi Beard says

    That’s exciting about the new Design Star season starting up! Looking forward to it!

  15. Renae says

    Nothing like waiting until the last minute…

    I can’t wait to watch this season. Last year we were just starting a total home remodel and I didn’t really get much time for TV!! Plus there was not a good place to watch it. Fast forward a year…I can’t wait!!

  16. julie g. says

    Can not wait for Design Star!!! My husband is just as excited as I am and we just watched the Selling New York episode where the find the apartment for the contestants in preparation for the big night! I am gearing up to make a video for HGTV’d in case anybody out there wants to go ahead and choose us!

  17. meghan says

    i am so excited for the new season to start tonight… even my husband gets into it!