How to Hire Your Favorite HGTV Star for Interior Design Projects

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It’s safe to say that over the course of many hours spent watching HGTV shows, we’ve all probably shared the same thought: “I wish ______ could design my home!” As it turns out, they probably can! Before they’re given a program on the TV network and beamed into your house via the silver screen, many HGTV stars start out as regular small business owners, offering their design services to everyday clients. And even after they’ve found TV fame, many continue to work on private projects away from the cameras.

Curious how to book an HGTV design personality for your own project? Here are three options that vary in budget and scale, depending on your needs.

If You Want to Commission a Full Project

We’ll come right out and say it—if you’re looking to hire an HGTV designer to do a big project for you, it won’t be cheap. You’re paying not only for the designer’s services, but also for their high-value brand. But say you do have a big budget, where do you begin? It’s really as simple as googling the designer’s studio, finding a contact email or phone number, and asking if they’re taking new clients.

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Meet the fabulous Yorkshire women set to star in BBC2’s Interior Design Masters challenge

Brilliant BBC series Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr starts soon and it’s full of Yorkshire talent

Show host Alan Carr and judge Michelle Ogundehin
Show host Alan Carr and judge Michelle Ogundehin

The latest series of Interior Design Masters on BBC2, which starts on Tuesday, February 2 at 8pm, looks all set to be a huge hit. It has drama, incredibly tight deadlines, fabulously fresh ideas on how to decorate, fantastic room sets and lots and lots of laughs thanks to presenter Alan Carr. The fact that almost a third of contestants are from Yorkshire is also a huge bonus. Three out of the 10 undiscovered design talents are from God’s Own County.

The eight-week TV series shows them competing for the ultimate prize, a prestigious contract with a luxury hotel. Each week, they are given a project to complete and at the end of it one person is eliminated by the show’s judge Michelle Ogundehin, former editor of Elle Decoration magazine, and one guest judge. Here, we find out more about the Yorkshire contestants:

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Meet Brighton star of Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr

A TALENTED designer from Brighton is to take part in BBC’s Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr.

Barbara Ramani is one of the ten creators competing to win a career-defining contract with one of the UK’s top boutique hotels.

The 34-year-old set up her own interior design business two years ago while on maternity leave from her job in the residential sector.

The Argus: Meet the contestant from Brighton on BBC Interior Design Masters with Alan CarrMeet the contestant from Brighton on BBC Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr

Barbara said she watched the first series of the show, which aired in 2019, and thought it was “wonderful” that contestants were given the opportunity to design commercial properties, including restaurants, retail and offices.

She said: “These were the types of projects that I was looking to work on.

“As a self-employed individual at the beginning of my career in interior design it is hard to win these types of projects, so I thought the show could be a great way for me to get these types of projects into my portfolio.

“I was also due to have my second baby and was looking for a goal to focus on to pull me out of nappy land.”

Every week, the designers are set a new

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FL Star offers new Fiesta home design at Arrowhead Reserve

FL Star is constructing a new Fiesta, a popular design in the portfolio of homes available at Arrowhead Reserve, an intimate community of single-family homes off Lake Trafford Road in Immokalee.

“This home offers three bedrooms, two baths and a den,” said Gary Hains, vice president of FL Star. “It is a very versatile home that can accommodate many different family lifestyles. The den provides space for a home office, a hobby room or a play and study area for the kids.”

The Fiesta’s contemporary plan combines the great room, kitchen and breakfast nook into an open living space. The kitchen features stylish cabinetry and provides serving bar access to the great room. Double doors lead from the great room to the private study. 

The master bedroom provides a quiet retreat at the back of the home. It includes two walk-in closets and a bath with dual sinks, a walk-in shower with glass doors and a private water closet. Two guest bedrooms are located at the front of the home. The guest bath has a tub/shower combination.

The home features 9-foot ceilings and interior features include wood kitchen cabinets with granite countertops.  All kitchen appliances, washer and dryer and automatic

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