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So I did not make it all the way to becoming HGTV Design Star but that’s not slowing me down. Here’s the recap of my elimination by the Herald Tribune Sarasota and some one on one questions.

Later

jason

Recap of episode 7 "The Longest Yard"

Recap of Episode 7 “the longest yard

HI everyone,

Even though I was not on the show I wanted to give my opinions and maybe some tips on how it could have been better. Ok final four 25K to build out a 10,000 sq ft yard. To HGTV this is totally unrealistic.

The FINAL 4, Torie, Dan, Antonio and Lonni. Congrats on making it this far, I was sorry to see Torie go home, I love them all but there is no pop of personality now. Lonni has not been edited to show she is funny, Dan has shown some of his funny side but its all been to serious, which he is. Antonio, my bro, good for you taking charge but you know I would have rocked that challenge and for once not been in the bottom.

First, there was not real design plan on what and how. The client wanted tropical Zen garden with play space. You got play space but where is the Zen. River rock is a great way to bring that in but as little as you guys used it made no sense.

Second, the White vinyl “box hardware store” Pergola. Why why why? You could have gotten that thing for half the cost if you had negotiated. Dan you jumped right on it. Torie gave you 5K in the van and I know you guys were dead tired an I see how that could have been misinterpreted, but 10K come on, its plastic.

Third, the water feature, thank god there was something existing that gave somewhat of a Zen fell to the garden. Water is always as great way to bring in sight and sound.

Forth, the pool deck, this was a great opportunity to have brought in a bolder color instead of just plain grey. You can stain concrete or at least given it a pattern. You could have also softened the edges with some gentle curves.

Fifth, NO colored plants, guys come to Florida and see things in bloom its not all green. You could have gone crazy with some Birds of Paradise, hibiscus or even an orchid tree, very fragrant and beautiful red and white blooms.

Lastly some tips to making a Zen Garden.

  1. More rock
  2. More water, a rectangular 2” high 12” reflection pool, just deep enough to lay in gives you a pool and a great Zen fell.
  3. 4qty 4×4 post with a bikini top in a bright fabric to give the same effect of a pergola but much more stylish and Zen and CHEAPER.
  4. ART, find a great sculpture. It takes up a huge amount of space, plus you could use the bench from my first room.
  5. Furniture, drop the woven crap it is so done. You could have found some vintage metal or aluminum and painted bright colors.

Stay tuned to next week to see what happens and who goes home.

Later Jason

My Farewell, thanks for watching

We knew this day had to come sooner or later. Although it may be the last time you see me on HGTV, it’s just the beginning of something greater.  I want everyone to know how much it means to me the outpour of love and support that I have been blessed with time and time again in this journey.

To my family, you have watched in good and bad in struggle and triumph your love has kept me going to only strive for the best.  If I could only begin to repay you for the sacrifices you have made to make me better. From the first time I painted my room and when I had to mow the yard there was always some sort of design behind it, it has always been a passion to make our surroundings more comfortable, thanks for supporting my dreams.

To my Jim, Thanks! With out you really none of this could have been possible, believing in me to believe in myself.  Your love has shown me so many things I though could never happen, you have been my rock and foundation through out this entire ride and I only can look forward to the great years we have ahead. You started this monster making me audition – ha-ha

My best friend Carrie, if anyone knows you do. Even thought we are not blood we are family. You have always believed I would be on TV one day and have never once seconded guessed that. You have stuck by my side all my life and I could not imagine you not being there. Well its true when we say, “we are going to Hollywood” I love you.

To my friends, it’s been awesome to share this with each and every one of you. You all know what our relationships mean to me and our times we have together past and future, I can only hope that I can be as good of a friend to you all as you have been to me.

To my fellow cast mates, our lives are forever tangled if you like it or not, LOL.  We all know what we did and what pressure it was, I love you all and it made it all worth it to meet 10 very creative people I would have never meet other wise. See you soon.

To HGTV and 495, this was an amazing experience and I enjoyed every minute of it and would do it again. Thanks for taking the leap of faith that I could do this show. Next time let me get a little more sleep I think I could produce more. I look forward to your next call.

To my “Fans” that’s weird to say. You either loved me or you either hated me but you still watched. Thanks for the support on either and I promise I will be back.

Last but not least, Candice, Vern and Genevieve I know you wanted to see more from me and I would have loved to hear nicer from you. Either way it was an honor to be in front of you and even be considered somewhat of a peer. Candice call me when you are ready for the cream puff to co-host, Vern we still got a lot to talk about on shopping “for shoes”. Dear Genevieve, please please please please please tell my mom you do like me.

Thank you all for the great memories made for a lifetime.

Jason Champion, HGTV Design Star Season 4 Finalist

Room Fu exit interview with Nathan Galui

Room Fu exit interview with Nathan Galui!

Nathan you did great, our drama is long gone and will be friends for life.

Later

Jason

Nathan

Bradenton Herald "The feng shui of designer TV"

Bradenton Herald “The feng shui of designer TV”