WCL: HGTV Design Star Winner: Meg Caswell

Congratulations to Chicago's own Meg Caswell!

The finale of HGTV's hit reality show, Design Star, aired last night and in the end, it came down to two very talented Chicagoans: Meg Caswell and Karl Sponholtz.

The winner, Meg Caswell, stopped by to tell us all about what it was like competing on the hit show, what it felt like to win and her plans for the future!

For more information about HGTV Design Star, visit www.hgtv.com/hgtv-design-star/show/index.html

About Meg Caswell:

Meg says she began her career in design the moment she decided not to attend law school. After she earned a degree in criminology, she soon enrolled at The Art Institute of Chicago where she earned a B.F.A. in interior architecture. The interpersonal skills she learned during her criminology studies help her develop profiles of her clients and uncover their true design preferences. As the owner of a design firm and a home decor store in Chicago, Meg characterizes herself as a determined, direct and high-energy competitor. She describes her design style as a preppy mix of modern and traditional, but she also counts the vibrant pastel colors of "Palm Beach chic" among her favorite looks.

As the winner of HGTV Design Star, Meg will star in her very own HGTV series, "HGTV's Great Rooms". The show premieres September 17 at 5:00 p.m. CT.