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Meet Genevieve Gorder From HGTV, Right Here In Santa Monica

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"The dirty, the struggle, all the gross stuff..." That's Genevieve Gorder talking about the side of interior design most people don't see on TV...and what she promises will be a big part of her new show.

"Genevieve's Renovation" will debut next year on HGTV and she talked about how this show will break new ground by showing the imperfection that happens when striving for perfection.

"We're trying to figure out how to renovate design television in general, how do we show design in a different way, so I'm going inward showing you the real process, not just the A and the Z, but the B through Y, the struggle."

Because the show is all about Genevieve's work on her new home, she says it was a much different experience to be the client.

"My empathy factor has gone up substantially because it's, it's so incredibly emotional and tough, and I wanna show that. That's what I wanted to see. Design sometimes comes off too perfect when we show it on television and it's anything but."

Genevieve also talked about how fans can meet her this weekend in Santa Monica at the HGTV Holiday House.

HGTV and Santa Monica Place ring in the holidays from November 22 through January 1. Shoppers will enjoy visits with Santa, nightly festive holiday light shows at the HGTV Holiday House, free demonstrations, engaging activities and hangouts with popular HGTV talent.

HGTV HOLIDAY HOUSE

The HGTV Holiday House, a modern day, life-size gingerbread house, will be home to Santa Claus from November 22 through December 24 in Center Plaza. Shoppers can visit Santa Monica Place daily for a custom Santa photo experience and nightly for a festive holiday light show every 30 minutes from 6PM-9PM. In addition, shoppers can pose for a complimentary winter scene photo op courtesy of HGTV, participate in on-site activities, rest, enter the HGTV Holiday Cash Giveaway for a chance to win $10,000 and check out some of HGTV's popular shows.   

HGTV HOME™ POP-UP SHOWROOM

The HGTV HOME Pop-Up Showroom, located on Level 2 outside Nordstrom, is a 3,000 square foot space featuring stylishly designed vignettes highlighting the breadth and diversity of products in the HGTV HOME line, which includes the HGTV HOME Furniture Collection, HGTV HOME Design Studio at Basset, HGTV HOME Lighting by ELK Lighting, HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams and HGTV HOME Plant Collection curated by Agricola Management. Shoppers are invited to schedule a complimentary on-site design consultation, stop by for a visit and enter the HGTV Holiday Cash Giveaway.

Call (602) 730-HGTV (4488) to schedule a complimentary HGTV HOME design consultation.

HGTV & SANTA MONICA PLACE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Nov. 22 - Jan. 1- HGTV Holiday House Experience (Center Plaza) and HGTV HOME Pop-Up Showroom (Level 2)

Nov. 22 - Jan. 1- Enter the HGTV Holiday Cash Giveaway for a chance to win $10,000 (HGTV Holiday House Experience and HGTV HOME Pop-Up Showroom)

To learn more about HGTV follow them on Facebook and visit the HGTV website.

OFFICIAL EVENT GUIDELINES

You must have a HGTV issued wristband in order to enter the autograph line. There will be no replacements for lost or stolen wristbands.

Wristbands will be distributed beginning at Noon at the HGTV HOME Pop-Up Showroom located on the Level 2 on the day of event.  Wristbands will be issued on a first come, first serve basis.

All wrist-banded guests must be in line no later than 1PM on the day of event.

Guests can bring up to one (1) personal item to be signed.  If you do not have a personal item, we will provide an autograph card for you.

In an effort to keep traffic flow moving, there is no personalization of item to be autographed.

Photos will be allowed, but guests MUST provide his/her own camera and it must be ready to use once it's guest's turn for photo. An HGTV brand ambassador will take the guest's photo.  

When you enter the autograph line, please remain single file.You must stay in line to keep your place. You may leave the line to use the restroom or get food for a short period of time. One person in your party must stay in line at all times.

If you choose to leave for an extended period of time, you must go to the end of the line when you return.

No chairs will be allowed in the line. All bags are subject to search.

Wristbands are non-transferrable. People wearing wristbands that have been tampered or altered with will not be allowed through the autograph line. No exceptions.

Guidelines are subject to change at any given time at the discretion of Santa Monica Place Management for the safety and well being of our guests and tenants. Those who do not comply with event signing guidelines may not be able to receive an autograph. Please visit www.santamonicaplace.com/HGTV periodically before the event for updates and changes that may be made to these guidelines.

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