Genevieve Gorder Biography
Genevieve Gorder is an American television host and interior designer. She is best known for being one of the original designers on TLC’s hit series Trading Spaces (2000). Gorder also hosted HGTV’s Dear Genevieve (2009), Genevieve’s Renovation (2014), White House Christmas (2015), and Stay Here (2018) on Netflix.
Genevieve Gorder Career
Gorder went to South High School in Minneapolis. She majored in international affairs at Portland, Oregon’s Lewis & Clark College as well. However, it was after enrolling in a graphic design course in 1994 that inspired her to change careers and go into the entertainment industry. She subsequently applied for and was granted an internship at MTV in New York City. After that, she finished her B.F.A. in design at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts.
Gorder made an appearance as a pundit on the MTV series Sex in the 1990s before becoming well-known as a designer. She created Tanqueray’s No. 10 gin bottle in 1998–2000 while she worked at the New York City design firm Duffy & Partners (now Duffy). Gorder was among the first designers of the popular TLC series Trading Spaces, which debuted in 2000. Seasons 1-4, 6, and 9 all featured Gorder. Following her success on the show, she gained recognition for her evocative designs and her penchant for working barefoot. In 2003, she made fun of her lack of shoes in a series of Swiffer sweeper advertisements that aired on television and appeared in magazines.
She has consistently clarified that her preference to labor barefoot was not for comfort but rather to avoid damaging shoes. Furthermore, Gorder designed for the spinoff program Trading Spaces: Family in addition to her work on Trading Spaces. For TLC’s Town Haul, which she also presented, Gorder transformed a number of tiny American communities in 2005. In January 2009, Gorder’s subsequent television endeavor, Dear Genevieve, debuted on HGTV and ran for 78 episodes. In-person, Gorder solved design puzzles for viewers who had emailed the show asking for her opinion.
Gorder served as one of the three judges on the HGTV Design Star design panel (which was renamed HGTVStar in 2013). Gorder gave advice and critiques to designers who wanted to become well-known on television on the program. Between 2009 and 2012, she made appearances in 25 HGTV Design Star shows. 2015 saw Gorder host HGTV’s White House Christmas. Moreover, Gorder provided viewers with a tour of the White House’s Christmas decorations in Washington, D.C. during this presentation. In this program, Gorder starred as herself as she renovated her Manhattan apartment and her own life. It ran for six episodes after making its July 2014 launch. She designed for herself and her daughter in the series, offering a firsthand look at what it means to be a designer and a reverse customer.
Stay Here debuted on Netflix on August 17, 2018. Throughout the eight episodes of this series, Gorder collaborated with real estate guru Peter Lorimer to assist hosts of Airbnb and Vrbo with redesigning and promoting their rental homes. In addition, Gorder is credited as the show’s executive producer as well. Bravo’s Best Room Wins, a room makeover competition series, debuted in May 2019 with Gorder hosting the show. Ten episodes of the show followed two interior designers as they vied for a feature on the website of ELLE Decor. In addition to designing for companies like Crate and Barrel and Scotties Tissues, Gorder has also worked as a spokesman for Fiber One and General Mills’ Box Tops initiative. She also appears in America’s Steals and Deals infomercials on the ABC networks.
Genevieve Gorder Age
Gorder was born on July 26, 1974, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. She is 49 years old as of 2023 and she celebrates her birthday on the 26th of July every year.
Genevieve Gorder Height and Weight
Gorder stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) and weighs 64 kg (141 lbs).
Genevieve Gorder Family
Gorder was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to John Charles Gorder and Diana Drake and was raised alongside her two younger siblings. She likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not disclosed the names of her siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Genevieve Gorder Husband and Children
Gorder married actor Tyler Harcott in 2006. However, the duo divorced in 2013, citing unknown reasons. The pair had one child together, a girl, Bebelle Harcott who currently lives with her mother.
Genevieve Gorder Salary
As an interior designer, Gorder earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Genevieve Gorder Net Worth
Gorder has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as a television host and interior designer.
Genevieve Gorder Fabric
Genevieve Gorder, the star of HGTV’s interior design show, created the Gorder textiles, which infuse her soulful flair into these unique patterns. She adds abstract, tropical, and African patterns to her collection, drawing inspiration from motifs found throughout the world. She provides exquisite textiles to suit your individual style. To create a unified look throughout all of your at-home areas, use fabrics for both indoor and outdoor use that have complementary colors and patterns. Create fashionable window treatments and curtains, distinctive chair cushions, and accessories for home décor with Genevieve Gorder fabrics.
Genevieve Gorder Social Media Platform
Gorder is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 55.8k followers on Twitter 176.2k followers on Instagram, and 169.1k followers on Facebook.