July 6, 2011 Katja Presnal

Design Star Premieres on HGTV

HGTV’s Design Star premieres on Monday, July 11th 9pm ET/PT

The season six of HGTV’s Design Star sounds even better than the previous ones (if that’s possible!). HGTV’s judges Genevieve Gorder, Candice Olson and Vern Yip will be judging the 12 contestants, including a guest appearance on the panel by John Gidding. In addition the the already great judging panel, several guest judges appear in the upcoming Design Star. Some of the guests include designers Thom Filicia, Robert and Cortney Novogratz, Nate Berkus and Kathy Ireland, as well as Food Network’s Paula Deen and Dina Manzo, event planner and former cast member of Real Housewives of New Jersey. In addition David Bromstad, the first HGTV Design Star champion, will mentor the finalists as they compete for a chance to win their own show on HGTV and the show is hosted by Tanika Ray. The 12 finalists include professional interior designers, retail merchandisers, stylists and artists, must impress the judges with their ingenious designs and sharp on-camera skills to avoid elimination. “This year’s finalists are established designers at the top of their game,” said Kathleen Finch, general manager, HGTV. “We put them through rigorous design challenges in real homes, tested their on-camera presence, had seasoned industry experts evaluate their work and even asked them to execute a design demonstration on The Nate Berkus Show. Viewers will find this season entertaining and compelling as they witness the emergence of the next HGTV Design Star.” HGTV’s Vern Yip adds, “This season, I’ve seen the single best room design in the history of HGTV Design Star.” Check out the behind the scenes info and read the contestant bios and much more at hgtv.com. This is going to be one of my guilty pleasures of summer, that’s for sure! , ,

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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