When Dallas homeowners feel the need to add some bling to their lavish houses, they count on former Design Star finalist Donna Moss to glitz things up! HGTV’s new series, Donna Decorates Dallas, follows the talented designer and her two daughters, Tiffany and Ashley, as they bring dramatic designs to Dallas.
Donna opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her new reality TV show that celebrates “the battle of the bling,” her grown daughters who are “a huge part of the show,” and coming into her own at the age of 50.
CBS: You were a former HGTV Design Star finalist. What was it like being on that show?
DM: “Being on Design Star was an amazing experience! [I was] living with 10 complete strangers, 7 of us sharing 1 bedroom, 4 girls and 3 guys. That was to say the least…interesting. We were filming constantly, so we really got very little sleep anyway. The great part of it was the sense of accomplishment. I was selected over thousands of candidates which was thrilling. Also, I turned 50 that summer it aired and it felt great to prove to women young and old alike that it is never too late to follow your dreams!”
CBS: Tell us about your new show, Donna Decorates Dallas.
DM: “Donna Decorates Dallas is a design-based reality show. It truly is a reality show and not scripted like most. It features my real clients and the room transformations they have hired me to create for them. Each transformation is as unique as my customer, however my clients know that I am all about the bling! Because of that they know they will get an amazing room with just the right amount of glitz and glamor. Although, sometimes it is a battle for the bling when not everyone involved is convinced that bling is right for them – so the battle of the bling has begun.”
CBS: We hear your daughters Tiffany and Ashley are part of the show!
DM: “Tiffany and Ashley are a huge part of the show because they are a huge part of my life. Ashley, 31, runs our boutique That’s Haute and Tiffany, 33, is my interior design assistant and keeps me running on schedule….or tries to anyway. They are both just like mom in the fact that they are very passionate about interior design and love fashion too.”
CBS: What are some of your favorite mom/daughter moments?
DM: “The girls and I love to shop, travel and just do as many girly things as our busy, hectic life allows.”
CBS: How do you balance your career and family life?
DM: “We have an extremely close family because we do put family first. Since we run a family business it makes it easier to balance career and family life, so in our world they are one and the same.”
Be sure to watch Donna Decorates Dallas, Mondays on HGTV at 10 p.m. ET/PT