Top Design

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  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.5  (199)

Top Design was a reality television show that aired on Bravo from January 2007 to April 2008. The show was created as a spin-off of Bravo's popular design competition show, Project Runway. Top Design was hosted by fashion and design icon, Todd Oldham. The show focused on a group of aspiring interior designers who compete in a series of challenges to be named the top designer.

Each episode of Top Design featured a new design challenge, which pushed the designers to showcase their unique creativity and vision. The challenges ranged from renovating a rundown apartment to designing a showroom for a luxury car brand. In each challenge, the designers had to work within a specific budget and time frame, and they were judged on their ability to complete the project on time and within budget.

The judging panel of Top Design included renowned designers Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler, as well as a guest judge who was an expert in the week's theme. The judges evaluated the designs based on creativity, innovation, functionality, and overall aesthetics. The designers who failed to meet the criteria were eliminated from the competition.

One of the unique aspects of Top Design was the use of a weekly "Inspiration Room." Each week, the designers were given a room that they had to use as inspiration for their challenge. They could use anything from the room as inspiration, such as the color scheme or the furniture, to create their design. This aspect of the show forced the designers to think outside the box and find inspiration in unexpected places.

Throughout the competition, the designers lived together in a shared apartment, which created a highly competitive and stressful atmosphere. The show also highlighted the personal struggles of the designers, as they faced criticism from the judges, dealt with homesickness and exhaustion, and worked to balance their personal lives with their intense design workload.

The winner of Top Design received a $100,000 cash prize from LendingTree, as well as various other prizes, including a spread in Elle Decor magazine and a 2008 Honda Accord. Overall, Top Design was a highly entertaining show that showcased the creativity and design abilities of a group of talented artists. Its format, which combined drama, competition, and design, was innovative and fresh, making it a fan favorite during its two-season run.

Top Design is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on January 31, 2007.

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Finale Part 2
10. Finale Part 2
November 5, 2008
The last remaining designers are asked to design a house from the ground up, a sort of extreme version of this season's first challenge - in tonight's season finale, and the top design is named.
Finale Part 1
9. Finale Part 1
October 29, 2008
Tonight each of the four remaining designers is assigned a room in a house in which to create his or her vision. Jeff Lewis returns as a guest judge.
Light It Up
8. Light It Up
October 22, 2008
It's all about balance tonight, as a chandelier takes center-stage, and the designers must somehow design a room that doesn't minimize it, but also so it doesn't overwhelm the room.
Room of the Future
7. Room of the Future
October 15, 2008
The designers are challenged to look ahead in developing a futuristic spaces.
6. Eco-Offices
October 8, 2008
An environmental consulting firm has their offices revamped to make them "green."
Triathlon of Decorating
5. Triathlon of Decorating
October 1, 2008
The contestants are challenged in a interior design triathlon which will target their vision, style, and aesthetic versatility which causes drama between the designers.
Bachelor Pads
4. Bachelor Pads
September 24, 2008
Dynamic living areas for bachelors are created by the decorators, with real-estate maven Jeff Lewis as the acting judge.
Window Display
3. Window Display
September 17, 2008
The contestants use Project Runway creations as inspiration to design window displays. Former Runway contestants Daniel Franco, Santino Rice, Jeffery Sebella, Sweet P and Andrae Gonzalo make a special appearance.
Artsy Bunker
2. Artsy Bunker
September 10, 2008
A functional room is designed by the team of decorators.
Impress the Best
1. Impress the Best
September 3, 2008
Season 2 finds 13 new interior designers who will face demanding clients as they create a loft space. Todd Oldham now serves as the designers' mentor as India Hicks becomes the new host.
Where to Watch Top Design
Top Design is available for streaming on the Bravo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Top Design on demand at Amazon, hayu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 31, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (199)