Design, Music, and Family: Insights with Genevieve Gorder

Renowned design expert Genevieve Gorder shares inspirations, design decisions, and personal experiences, emphasizing her love for design, music, and family. Reflects on Prince’s death and pandemic’s impact as we go Beyond the Mic.

Welcome Genevieve:

We’re joined on the Starline by oneof the top design experts. You’ve seen her on “Trading Spaces”, “Bravo’s Best Room Wins”, “Dear Genevieve” and “Rachel Ray”. Now she’s the host of “At Home with Genevieve”. We welcome Genevieve Gorder.

Genevieve, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You spent ten years as one of the top design experts at HGTV. Why was doing “At Home with Genevieve” so important for you?

You cover food, health, cocktails, pets, fashion, gardening and home décor bringing along your celebrity friends for the ride. What makes this show different and has so much energy than any other?

They are so important, so finish this sentence “Great design for today should have” what?

It’s just stuff so, where do you get your inspirations for home décor today?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Favorite drink to make?

2. Best and worst moment at Minneapolis South High School?

3. Last time you played the violin?

4. “In a world of fake, music is your truth” Do you sing in the shower and what’s the song that you can’t stop singing?

5. What’s the best pie you’ve cooked and the favorite one to eat?

6. Design decision you almost second guessed but glad you didn’t?

7. Favorite place to eat in Barcelona?

8. Last chick flick you watched with your husband or daughter?

The Back Half:

“At Home with Genevieve” host Genevieve Gorder joins us for the back half. Favorite of

all the home improvement shows that isn’t AHWG?

What was the one lesson you still use today from your graphic design internship at MTV?

Genevieve, last year, you went home to Croatia. How did you get reenergized from that trip?

Where is your place of peace?

Why is music so important in your life?

How did Prince’s death change you?

How did the pandemic quarantine change the way you look at the world, design and dogs?


What makes your husband Christian so special?

Can you compare and contrast your design styles?

How did your late uncle influence you growing up?

“I think I could do a show just busting the things people do on social for home that they say are a great idea…. It could be my full time sport.” Why do you feel that social media has allowed more faux experts whose ideas have no practical purpose or are actually harmful?

How has your daughter changed your life?

What do you want people to take away from “At Home with Genevieve”?

You are known for your feet, designing barefoot, Swiffer commercial, feet peels. Other people would be embarrassed by the attention. Where do you get your confidence your moxey for feet?

What’s one story from your family that’s your favorite?

One Big Question:

You’ve been a human rights ambassador, help charities that assist stronger STEM communities for kids and live each day with Hashimoto’s and Lyme disease. What’s the biggest challenge in your life that very few people know?

The Wrap:

Short time ballerina, talented violinist, enjoys playing bingo and loves “Adore” by Prince. Host of “At Home with Genevieve” Genevieve Gorder, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with people from TV here.

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See Genevieve at her instagram here.

Watch “At Home with Genevieve” here.

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