I certainly don’t see myself hosting a TV show any time soon. I am more the director type, preferring pulling the strings behind the scenes. But I am sure our senior designer Michael Bello would be great as a TV host on HGTV, as he is not only a talented designer but also thoroughly entertains all of us on a daily basis. But what we do without him for weeks on end? And God forbid he would actually win; we would lose him entirely and would have to turn on the TV to see him. We can’t have that, so ADG politely declined the invitation to attend an upcoming audition for HGTV’s Design Star.
2010 Cast of Design Star (Photo: courtesy of HGTV)
But one of you may be just perfect to survive a reality design show and end up having us watch you on the small screen for years to come. Auditions are held throughout next months, and for Bay Area designers on Saturday, December 11th at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco. Producers are looking for:
Extensive design knowledge
Personality that pops
Passion for design
Lots of energy and enthusiasm
A clear and unique design perspective
The winning design by Emily Henderson (Photo: courtesy of HGTV)
But since I have watched the show, late at night after all the chores were done and thanks to TIVO, I think I should add the following:
Capable of using power tools
Skillful with a paint brush and roller
Able to design on the fly and with minuscule budgets
Good at getting along with others
Diplomatic while having a strong vision
Clever and inventive
Looking good on camera
The gift of the gab
If you are ready go check out your closest audition location, and if you make it on the show we at ADG will be your biggest cheerleaders. Good luck colleagues!
About the author
I am an interior designer hailing from Austria who has called San Francisco home for the past 31 years. As the founder and principal of Adeeni Design Group I have the pleasure of living out my passions, which range from architecture, design and art, fashion and travel to cooking and entertaining. As the architecture and design editor for SFLuxe and Reside I cover what is happening in the Bay Area and interview icons of design and arbiters of style for my series “Tea With Claudia” .
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