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HGTV Design Star Revs Up Pasadena Quality Inn

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  Site Where: 321 E. Colorado Blvd. [map], Pasadena, California, United States, 91107
September 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM | by | Comments (2)

The brand Quality Inn doesn't conjure up much excitement when talking design and style, but that might begin to change. The brand doesn't require corporate-wide duplication of a mundane design footprint, and according to our source,"Some flexibility for the owner-franchisee to select décor is allowed." So we were thrilled to find a Quality Inn owner in Pasadena, California who hired season five HGTV Design Star, Julie Khuu to re-imagine their hotel.

Using vibrant colors and strong pattern-on-pattern play, in some ways this mid-scale category accommodation now looks like a luxury hotel that should command more than its average $84 a night rate (which includes breakfast). But there's one little problem:

The design didn't carry all the way to the bedrooms. So, what did Khuu do?

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