Get Design Advice From Genevieve Gorder

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Multipurpose Traditional Living Room With Kid's Play Area

Open Living Room with Blue Leather Sofa

Spanish-Inspired Sitting Room

Mediterranean-Inspired Living Room

Master Bedroom With Custom Headboard

Couples' Master Bathroom With Double Vanities

Neutral Master Bathroom With Gorgeous Slipper Tub

Romantic Home Office With Chandelier

Colorful Kids' Bedroom With Candy Store Theme

Dining Room With Red Lacquer Dining Chairs

About the Host

Genevieve Gorder

Genevieve's portfolio of worldly and whimsical designs have made her one of America's favorite interior designers.
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About the Show

Finally, all your design questions can be answered. Designer Genevieve Gorder offers down-to-earth advice to real people who have fallen out of love with their home. In each episode she delves into the gallery where viewers from HGTV.com have uploaded their design issues. Instead of just writing back with a suggestion, Genevieve provides the answer — in person. Ultimately, with creative solutions and design ideas, she will help homeowners fall back in love with their home!

Episodes

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Season 5, Episode 8

Everyday Luxe

Stacey and Diane have run out of ideas on what to do with their small, lower Manhattan apartment. The living area has to function as a work space for Diane, a place to hang out for Stacey, and a dining room as well. On top of the lack of space, Stacey and Diane lack definition in style. Genevieve must update the room by giving it a sense of style, while creating a room that can still serve its multitude of roles! Her plan to create a cloth wall hits a major hitch, but she manages to persevere, bringing new light to the room, defining the space with a custom work area maximizing every inch of the living room to create a functional area for all of Stacey and Diane's needs.

Tuesday
Oct 21

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 5, Episode 11

Minimum Space, Maximum Bath

Rob and Amy are living in their first home and they have never been part of a renovation, but that's about to change. The master bath is small, poorly designed, and in desperate need of a facelift. Amy and Rob want to get rid of the blue carpet, the avacado wall tile, and open up the space by taking down some walls and creating a bigger shower. Genevieve takes their wishes a step further by designing a vanity for two, removing an old soffit to give the room more height, and transforming ordinary tile into unique patterns. Genevieve's biggest challenge with the bathroom is dealing with nervous homeowners and a huge delay in getting permits from the town. An in shower storage shelf, a more functional layout, and beautiful new vanity make the bathroom worth the wait.

Tuesday
Oct 21

8am | 7c

Season 5, Episode 6

Enchanted Living Room

After years on tour, Betsey is ready to spend some time at home. She's bought her first apartment, but the living room is populated by hand-me-down furniture that feels awkward and poorly arranged. Betsey might be a performer on Broadway, but she wants a space that feels down to earth. She likes the use of color, but can't seem to decide which ones work best for her. Inspired by a knitted blanket from Betsey's grandmother, Genevieve plans to spice up the living room with handcrafted accents. A specially designed chandelier, a stenciled wall pattern, and a one of a kind side chair give the living room a unique touch and the cozy feeling Betsey will want to come home to.

Tuesday
Mar 31

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 6, Episode 12

Two Jins And A Gen

Jin is a successful single with a high-end studio that has tons of potential. He's called upon Genevieve to create a pad that is laid-back enough for hanging with the guys but sophisticated enough to impress all the ladies.

Tuesday
Apr 7

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 5, Episode 7

Modern Meets Vintage Playroom

Taryn and Mike's downstairs room is a mishmash of a space and they aren't sure how to deal with it. They want to use it as a playroom for their children, but one wall is taken up by Mike's bookshelf, the toys are hard for the kids to reach, and there isn't a comfortable place for the kids to play and the adults to sit. The room needs definition. For inspiration, Genevieve is reaching back to the past to emulate turn of the century sensibilities, giving the playroom a general store feel. Building an indoor playhouse with a classic Victorian look, adding a chalk board wall, and using a colorful braided rug will achieve the vintage look she's going for. Picture frame wallpaper with family photos in the frames and rocks for climbing will add a modern touch and give this new playroom some extra punch.

Tuesday
Apr 14

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 6, Episode 10

It's Not Easy Being Green

KAMLA IS TRYING TO COME INTO HER OWN BY REDOING HER SMALL STUDIO KITCHEN THAT IS INCONVENIENT, OUTDATED AND JUST PLAIN UGLY. WITH ONLY $10,000 TO WORK WITH, GENEVIEVE HAS TO MAKE THIS KITCHEN POP WITHOUT BURSTING THE BUDGET.

Tuesday
Apr 21

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 5, Episode 12

Decked Out Great Room

Chrissy is a first time homeowner with a big problem. She totally lacks design confidence. That leaves her spacious home nearly empty, devoid of personality, and Chrissy feeling like a small person in a giant house. She's ready for the house to feel more like a home with style, but she has no idea where to begin. To get the living room to where Chrissy wants it to go, Genevieve will need to take away Chrissy's design fears and get her to step outside of the neutral box she's been living in. A trial and error shopping trip creates a bump in the road, but Genevieve is up to the challenge. Giving an old sofa new flare, brightening up the room with new flooring, and decking out a boring fireplace are just a few of the design tricks that Genevieve has up her sleeve to cure Chrissy of her design phobia.

Tuesday
Apr 28

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 6, Episode 5

Sweet Chic Nursery

Carpenter Mike Aesif and his girlfriend Jaime are awaiting the arrival of their first child. Unfortunately, as Genevieve's carpenter, Mike spends most of his time bringing her designs to life. That means the baby nursery has been put on the back burner, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend. With the baby's due date fast approaching, designer Genevieve Gorder and the rest of the Dear Genevieve team are coming in to help out their co-worker. Gen comes up with a beautiful design, adding custom touches and comfy cozy elements to make the nursery a room that both baby and mom can enjoy.

Tuesday
May 5

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 6, Episode 13

I Love Lucy

LUCY CALLS UPON GENEVIEVE TO GIVE HER A LUXE LIBRARY SO SHE CAN WORK FROM HOME IN STYLE. ALTHOUGH GEN TRIES HER BEST TO CATER TO LUCY'S EVERY WHIM, NOTHING SEEMS TO MAKE HER HAPPY. WILL GEN HAVE TO GO TOE TO TOE WITH THIS POWERHOUSE TO SHOW HER THAT DESIGNER KNOWS BEST?

Tuesday
May 12

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 6, Episode 2

Star Treatment Caboose

New homeowners Ryan and Kara love their quaint Connecticut cottage home, but their favorite part of their new purchase is the 100-year-old train caboose that lives in their backyard! They love the charm of the caboose, but its interior space is a smelly, moldy mess that's decorated in a 70's arts and crafts style. Their new home is small, so they really need to utilize the caboose as an extra room, but they have no idea how to make it happen.

Tuesday
May 26

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 6, Episode 1

Living Room D'Espana

Jose and Nicole love the look of their 1930's Spanish style home from the outside. The inside is a different story. Their living room is a hodgepodge of 60's style with a dysfunctional layout. And let's not even talk about the furniture. Designer Genevieve Gorder arrives with her team, ready to fix their layout woes. She also has a plan for bringing their Spanish style inside with a unique stucco fireplace. And, she's figured out a way to create separate spaces within the room by incorporating colorful reupholstered furniture and a custom built-in unit.

Tuesday
Jun 9

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 6, Episode 4

Kitchen Works

Jonathan & Maria are nearly finished renovating their 90 year old abode, but they've no idea how to tackle the largest hurdle, their super tiny, completely dysfunctional kitchen. Designer Genevieve Gorder arrives to give this room modern style & functionality, by rearranging a new layout, adding logical flow, and using a bright color palette to make the room feel larger.

Tuesday
Jun 16

6:30am | 5:30c

Season 6, Episode 9

Super Fan Surprise

SUPER FAN STEPHANIE IS GETTING THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME WHEN GENEVIEVE DROPS IN ON HER AND HER HUBBY, BRETT, TO SOLVE THEIR DESIGN DILEMMA. READY TO TACKLE THIS FAMILY'S DRAB LIVING AND DINING ROOMS, GEN HAS AN UNEXPECTED CHALLENGE TO TAKE ON-STEPHANIE'S CONTROL ISSUES! ALTHOUGH THIS IS WHAT SHE HAS DREAMED OF ALL ALONG, WILL STEPHANIE BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THE REALITY OF HAVING TO HAND OVER THE DESIGN REIGNS?

Tuesday
Jun 23

6:30am | 5:30c

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