Accessories are an easy way to boost style and add personality to any space – whether its with metallic table lamps, a gold starburst mirror or a rustic bench covered in paisley upholstery. Contestants in season 8 of HGTV Star chose from these accessories to energize their designs.
Colorful candle holders and old books top a distressed credenza from One Kings Lane in the transformed apartment designed by HGTV Star contestants Boris Eckey and Abby Vasek. "There's definitely a global feel coming from the accessorizing, but the room as a whole feels overly traditional," Genevieve said.
HGTV Star contestant Brooks Atwood gathered this collection of vases and vessels to decorate the dining table, but both Sabrina and Vern found it over-accessorized. "It’s better to have one great item than a bunch of items that are fighting with each other," Vern said.
This feminine bedroom designed by HGTV Star contestant Jessie Miller is a relaxing retreat in a fairly monochromatic color palette. Luxe details with gilded and mirrored accessories give the space a little glitz.
A soft blue ocean mural graces the walls of this kid's bedroom designed by HGTV Design Star contestant Julie Khuu. Nautical accessories complete the ocean theme, and white bedding keeps the space feeling fresh.
Custom bookcases that were designed and installed in tandem with the custom banquette are styled with a mix of vintage, industrial and affordable mass-produced accessories. Design by HGTV Star contestant Jessie Miller
Custom drawers organize jewelry and accessories in this walk-in closet with miles of style. Built for Cooking Channel star Tiffani Thiessen, the modern space has a neutral backdrop that turns Thiessen's clothing and shoes into the room's focal point.
Designers on HGTV's "Design Star" were challenged to turn a storage container into a functional living space. Built-in bookshelves offer stylish storage with eclectic curated accessories in this home office nook while an armless chair saves space without sacrificing chic.