Tom and Ange are an eco-conscious couple whose living room is a hodge-podge of furniture and Southwestern accents. They want a better layout to accommodate their lifestyle, but will not compromise their eco-friendly values. Genevieve embraces the challenge of creating a design using the most ecologically responsible materials available - including reclaimed mushroom wood, milk paint, and organic cotton. To the surprise of Tom and Ange, Genevieve also manages to find stylish CFL bulbs instead of the typical curly variety. Not only does Genevieve save Tom and Angelica's living room, but she also does her part towards saving the earth!
Homeowners Greg and Jill have a lot of ideas for their 1950's era kitchen. Not only do they want to update the room with touches of French, Moroccan, Spanish and modern styles, but they also are dead-set on dark brown cabinets. Genevieve must interpret Greg and Jill's disparate design requests and focus them into a beautiful and functional kitchen. Instead of dark brown, Genevieve wants the cabinets to be a warm gray ? arousing Jill and Greg's skepticism.
Trevor and Gerthy have a weird master bathroom. It's more like two small rooms, one with a shower and another one with a tub. It's completely impractical and lacking in style ? but Genevieve has a plan. Inspired by Turkish bathhouses, Genevieve plans to create one big room with head-to-toe tile. The focal point of the room is a gorgeous slipper tub ?complete with human-like feet attached -- and Genevieve goes toe-to-toe with a major design challenge!
In advance of their first child's arrival, expectant parents Hagop and Claudia want to get their house baby-ready. They've asked Genevieve to create a playroom that can also double as a home office. It's an unusual combination, but Genevieve's ready to get whimsical. Not only is she planning some funky off-the-wall wallpaper, but Gen's even creating a baby-sized mousehole ? perfect for a child's fort!
Mark and Nellie's outdated living room serves a lot of roles for their family. For Nellie, it's a space to run her cake business. For Mark, it's a place to hang out and watch television. It's a playroom for the kids and a de-facto dining room most nights. Genevieve must update the dark faux-brick decor into a brighter room that can still serve its multitude of roles, but with a budget of only $3000 Genevieve and her team have got to stretch every dollar!
First- time homeowner. Christina, is stuck in design limbo and can't make any design decisions. Her Upper East Side living room still looks like it belongs in a rental unit and has color samples painted all over the walls. Designer Genevieve Gorder is called in for a design intervention. Genevieve thinks 'big' and thinks 'pink' to add storage, style and lived-in luxury to Christina's living room, transforming the unresolved space to a classy New York City space.
Designer Genevieve Gorder tackles a cramped and cluttered home office in a rental apartment. The creative couple who share the space feel stifled and disorganized and need Genevieve's help. Her challenge is to make it an inspiring, functional and stylish work space, and she accomplishes that using modular furniture built on casters, a lavender area rug and an orange-feathered 'juju' hat.
Designer Genevieve Gorder helps two first time homeowners
First time homeowners Diana and Ray want to entertain in their new dream home, but their adjacent sitting room and dining rooms need help to get the party started. Designer Genevieve Gorder tackles the project with a 26-foot built in navy bookcase that spans the dining and sitting rooms to improve the flow between rooms. A custom-made quartz dining room table for twelve, a constellation of chandeliers for the dining room, and rustic touches and textured fabric complete the rooms for a more inviting, yet lived in luxurious look.
Brooklyn denizens, Chuck and Ihan, are passionate about renovating their Queen Anne condo. But their tiny and irregular shaped master bedroom has these two savvy renovators stumped! The tiny room is irregularly shaped, has a bed that is oversized, and reflects none of the charm of the era of the house. Designer Genevieve Gorder tackles the space with design solutions combining old world style with modern functionality, and creates a stylish and relaxing urban retreat.
Eric and Caroline's dining room set was the first thing they bought after they got married. Twelve years and a health scare later, the ultra formal dining set doesn't match their current casual relaxed vibe -- but Eric and Caroline are having a hard time letting go. Designer Genevieve Gorder arrives and the first thing she does is to help them find a new home for the beloved set. Then she sets about incorporating their warm, inviting, beachy style to their dining room. The new design features built-in bookshelves surrounding a window seat, a large, re-purposed elm table and one-of-a-kind sea themed artwork.
Genevieve Gorder's design team, Jess and Jaime, are based in Philadelphia, PA. When they work with Genevieve, they share a very cramped crash pad which lacks flow, storage and style. Since the gals are so busy making other designs come to life, it leaves them with no time to make their place feel like home. Genevieve and her crew come to the rescue to give Jess and Jaime a relaxing home away from home that mirrors their personal style, offers closets galore, and makes better use of the small space they share.
After purchasing his first property 6 months ago, Tim had no idea how to make his empty apartment feel like a home that works for his buddies or dates. Designer Genevieve Gorder arrives to check out Tim's pad and realizes what he needs is the perfect bachelor pad that's also cozy for women -- and his Grandma, who comes to visit him often. After seeking design directives on Twitter and checking out Tim's favorite hangout, she creates a design that features black wainscoting, built in bookshelves and a wall that showcases Tim's personality.
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