Genevieve Gorder, the darling of whole America when it comes to interior designing, was known for appearing in Trading Spaces.

She was born on July 26, 1974, in Minneapolis, Minnesota as the oldest of three children. 

She went to Minneapolis South High School, where she played soccer and violin.

She attended Lewis & Clark College majoring in international affairs but later achieved B.F.A in design from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

In 1994, she obtained an internship at MTV in New York City, where she got a permanent job later.

Before becoming famous as a designer, she worked as a commentator on the MTV series, Sex in the ‘90s.

She was one of the original designers of the TLC’s hit series, Trading Spaces. Her soulful designs got high exposure through the show.

Not only that, while appearing in the series, she was also famous for her unusual habit of working barefoot. 

She was also a designer for its spin-off show, Trading Spaces: Family and made-over several American towns for the show, Town Haul.

Her next project, Dear Genevieve, premiered in January 2009 on HGTV and aired for six seasons till December 2012.

The show featured Gorder solving design problems for a family after they have written to the show asking for help.

She is one of the three judges on the design panel of HGTV’s ‘Design Star,’ in which she advises designers.

In 2014, she took up the challenge of renovating her own tiny 1850s apartment in Manhattan into a fabulous space.

Till date, she has been featured in more than 20 lifestyle shows and has guided many hotels, restaurants, cities and private clients to their design fantasies.

She was married to a Canadian actor and TV host, Tyler Harcott, from 2006 to 2013. They have a daughter, Bebelle.

On February 19, 2018, she got engaged to designer and builder, Christian Dunbar. The two often share one another’s picture on social media.

She is set to make an appearance on the forthcoming revival of TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces.’ She shared the news on Instagram.

Throughout the years, she has accumulated a huge net worth of $5 million. Her fabric collection has also helped her worth.