While the format is similar, the challanges are definately on a larger scale. The concept here is that the designer has x amount of time and money to build a room based on the clients wishes. One of the unique factors is that the desiginers have outside help in the form of carpenters and other trades. They also get to spend real money at the Pacific Design Center on real room dressing.
As I am writing this review, there have already been two challanges, one team one individual. The results of both challenges were interesting. To my taste I probably would want my money back, but that's why I'm not a Style Guru!
If the show keeps up the way it has been going, I will probably continue to watch.