One of my favorite design TV personalities is Genevieve Gorder. Love her love her love her. Not only is she a fabulous designer but she's got the warm personality to boot - I want to be her BFF and her apprentice or maybe just one of the assistants that helps her on Dear Genevieve.
Do you watch Dear Genevieve? I wish I could find some photos from this past weekends episode. She worked to update a couple's dining room and helped them part with a dining room set that they'd had since they first married. Did you see this one? She had built-ins installed that were AMAZING, and painted the walls a deep purple-grey with the ceiling in a brilliant gold (the gold on the ceiling was the added WOW for the room). It was really a great transformation and the couple was thrilled which is always so fun to see.
No wonder she is such a hit on TV - the camera loves her and she's the type of person that can really draw you in and make you feel like you're in the same room with her. She did an episode not too long ago where she was making over a couple's kitchen. The tile they had proposed for the backsplash was no where to be found. She had to have a difficult conversation with the couple, and break the news to them that the tile wouldn't be making it to the kitchen. Not only did she deliver the bad news with finesse and sincerity, but she was honest. I think that's what sold me even more on Gen being a favorite of mine.
I've been following Genevieve on Twitter as well, and she posted a few sneak peeks of her rugs that are debuting at High Point Market. They look really incredible. She is teaming up with Capel Rugs to launch a line of flat weave, global inspired rugs. I can't wait to see them all!
If this yellow patterned rug above is part of the collection, well then sign me up!
On an unrelated note, when I posted about my tour of the Chestnut Hill Design Show House, I didn't have many photos to share with you unfortunately. But I did come across this image below of the library that was so beautiful. This is only one side of the room, but it does give you an idea of some of the wonderful fabrics and window treatments used in the space. This was designed by William Grey-Bellis Interiors.
William Grey-Bellis Interiors
I wish one or all of you could have seen this house with me. It was really beautiful. This room especially had me all ga-ga.
So back to my original reason for posting, are you a Dear Genevieve watcher and have you been watching recently? I really feel like this season has been great. Do you remember Trading Spaces?
Hope you had a great fall weekend!