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Top Design, airing on Bravo TV, is a competition reality TV show where aspiring interior designers compete to see who is America's Top Designer. Every week the contestants are given a challenge to design a different type of room. The host of the show is Todd Oldham, interior designer and a former contributor to the old MTV show House of Style. Oldham serves as host of the show and mentor to the contestants. Every week there is a guest judge to complement a base set of judges.

The Judges for Top Design

The winner of Top Design gets $100,000 from Lendingtree.com; a feature in Elle Decor magazine; a chance to display their skills and style at the Dining by Design charity event; and a brand new GMC Acadia.

Season Two

Season 2 of Top Design will premier on Bravo TV on September 3, 2008 at 10:00 p.m. Todd Oldham will function as mentor only to the designers, and the new host of the show is India Hicks, a model and socialite. Head judge Jonathan Adler and judges Margaret Russell and Kelly Wearstler return for the second season.

Season Two Designers

Name Age Residence
Andrea 36 Santa Monica Mountains, CA
Eddie 30 New York City
Jennifer 28 New York City
Kerry 40 Atlanta, GA
Natalie 24 Atlanta, GA
Nathan 30 New York City
Ondine 38 New York City
Preston 27 Los Angeles, CA
Robert 40 Houston, TX
Serge 27 New York City
Shazira 30 Houston, TX
Teresa 35 Las Vegas, NV
Wisit 30 Los Angeles, CA

Season One Designers

Blogged during Season 1 of Top Design

Heather and Lisa first to be eliminated
John loses on Top Design
Ryan is eliminated
Felicia is not the Top Designer
Ryan's Design not good enough
Eric voted off Top Design
Tom Colicchio appears on Top Design
Michael loses the Chef Table Challenge
Goil is Eliminated
Andrea is Eliminated
Matt win Top Design

Latest Top Design News and Recaps

Top Design Season 2 on Bravo in September 2008
Posted: 24 Jul 2008
Top Design will have a second season on Bravo.  The show is set to premier on September 3rd at 10:00 pm.  This season there’s a new host – India Hicks – but Todd Oldham fans needn’t worry.  He’s going to be on the show, but as the mentor to the designers.  Head judge Jonathan Adler […]

Top Design Final
Posted: 11 Apr 2007
The final was between Matt and Carisa.  I thought it should have been Andrea, not Carisa who was in the final with Matt.  The final challenge was to design a 1,700 foot loft.  The designers found out their clients were…themselves.  They have two months at home to create their design, then five days to build […]

Top Design: Andrea is Eliminated
Posted: 5 Apr 2007
I was really disappointed in tonight’s episode.  The three remaining designers – Andrea, Carisa, and Matt – had to choose a cover of Elle Décor.  Then, from the cover, they had to draw inspiration to create their own luxurious living room.  Hum, keyword there is “luxurious.”  They only had $7,500 to play with – not […]

Top Design: Goil is Eliminated
Posted: 29 Mar 2007
The final four met at the Viceroy Hotel.  Their challenge was to create a high end suite.  Each had to choose an element.  Andrea got earth (and whined about it the rest of the episode), Goil got fire, Matt got water, and Carisa got air.  Each had $30,000 to spend plus $3,000 for linens.  They […]

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