August 28, 2006 07:07 PM by Joe Blackmon
“Tym your show has been cancelled,” piped up host Clive Pearse. Tym DeSanto (from Indiana) believes less is more. Sadly, this time the celeb judges did not agree! He was told his design lacked artwork on the walls and was too masculine. So we have to say goodbye to “soft-on-the-eyes” Tym, as Cynthia Rowley called him during the episode.
A Katrina survivor, the family of an American soldier in Iraq and a family with two children with disabilities each won a room makeover by one of the three remaining design finalists. Tym redesigned the Katrina survivor’s apartment. She lost her home and belongings and now lives in New York. Alice was sent to Oklahoma to create a “man cave” den for a cigar smoking, beer drinking American soldier now stationed in Iraq. David helped in Washington State create the ultimate basement rec-room for a family with two children with special challenges.
Only 28 hours to complete a $10,000 makeover. Each designer was given a carpenter for assistance, but Tym had to fire his in mid-makeover because he was moving too slow and was “more interested in lunch” than helping out. Did that cost him?
In next week’s episode, HGTV Design Star takes over New York City’s Bryant Park. Watch how the two remaining HGTV Design Star finalists cope with the pressure and racing against time to design and decorate two immense 16′ x 12′ Glass Houses into spectacular living areas, right in front of the public.
It’s no longer the judges’ responsibility. Starting Sunday, September 3 at 10pm through noon on September 6, America can vote on who will be the HGTV Design StarÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â¬”the ultimate winner of their own show on HGTV. To vote log on to HGTV.com.
The final episode of HGTV Design Star will be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles on September 6 and will air on September 10. The episode reunites the original 10 designer finalists with all of the judges and host, interviews them all, shows highlight clips from the series, and, in the end, unveils who is the first new HGTV Design Star.