This striking white kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Live In Vern's House, features an open-plan kitchen that connects to the living area. Vibrant orange accents and flea-market finds, as well as international and Asian-inspired elements, help fill the space with visual interest and a playfully contemporary vibe.
"What I'm not vibing on is the shade of green," judge Genevieve Gorder says. "It looks institutional to me." Judge Vern Yip adds that he's "baffled" by Mikel's color choice, seen on HGTV's Design Star.
“This room is fun, funky and feminine with great storage, an ingenious bed for sleeping, watching TV or talking to friends and a loveseat that any young girl would simply love,” says designer Vern Yip.
This beautiful four poster bed features custom cotton sateen duvet and shams designed by Vern Yip, and the walls are hand painted by artist Michael Boudreault. Vintage Baker dressers supply 12 drawers, providing plenty of storage.
HGTV Design Star contestant Leslie's design is pulled in many directions, but she creates lots of character. "It's almost like a collection of crazy moments, everywhere. There's nothing really kind of pulling it together," says judge Vern Yip.
As seen on HGTV's Design Star, Mark Diaz and Kellie Clements use both tile and distressed wood-printed laminate for two different sides of the backsplash because of time constraints. "It needs to be one or the other," says judge Vern Yip.
On episode seven of HGTV Design Star season six, contestant Mark is asked to make over a formal living and dining room for a young couple. Because the couple loves music, Mark creates a custom record installation. "The record wall...stunning," says judge Vern Yip.
To make the space more functional, designers from HGTV Design Star Season 6 created an island with barstools between the two pillars in the basement. Judge Vern Yip was impressed with how they smartly integrated elements that are complete eyesores, but structurally necessary to the space.
Before this master suite's renovation on season six of HGTV Design Star, it had no headboard. Contestant Karl creates this soft, upholstered one to add depth and a focal point to the room. "I love the headboard...it almost looks like subtle waves," says judge Vern Yip.
"The mirrored doors above the fireplace add depth and interest on their own; the fact that they conceal the TV is a bonus," says designer Vern Yip. "The severe lines of the shutters are softened by simple drapery panels that also help frame the large sectional.
On episode seven of HGTV Design Star season six, contestant Kellie redesigned kid Mason's bedroom. Mason can use this private under-bed area to kick around the soccer ball or relax with a book. "It's the only space in the room I kind of like," says judge Vern Yip.
As seen on HGTV's Deserving Design, host Vern Yip's color choices of blues and neutrals in this little boy's nursery can last for years to come. We especially like the multiple hot air balloons hung from the ceiling, which add stimulation for the baby while adding a whimsical touch.
"The sofa positioning in front of the fireplace and television is a logical choice; however, it creates an unappealing "hallway" behind the sofa, wasting valuable space," explains designer Vern Yip. "A console storage table behind the sofa would help anchor it in the space and provide a surface for table lamps."
"In creating an apartment for her client, Emily naturally walks us through her concept, easily conveying her translation with candor and in a conversational tone," explains HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip. "The end result is a tailored space that is a real reflection of the client's essence and style."