Genevieve Gorder: Rental Redo

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Temporary living spaces and work spaces can be a big headache when it comes to decorating. So many rules! Genevieve Gorder comes to the rescue of apartment-dwellers everywhere. She talks art, decor, lighting and more, filling us in on designer tips and tricks to elevate any temporary space โ€” home offices included.



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24 comments for “Genevieve Gorder: Rental Redo

  1. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Colored masking tape? Crazy awful. A nail hole can be filled and few apartments don't allow hanging. Temporary removable wallpaper is great…just not these examples. Worrying about a tiny nail hole or paint the floor? Omg….

  2. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Temporary is the key word. Painting the floor is not temporary!

  3. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Tape! Yuk!

  4. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Genevieve is super hot!

  5. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Those taped prints are a mess.

  6. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Hi Jen, I was surprised to see you on here, I use to watch you all the time when I had cable! Any way Iโ€™m a renter & I want to take cheapest way out of this project and thatโ€™s the kitchen floor which is pretty lg. The individual old tiles, like1980โ€™s. What would you suggest? Table is grey & white marble with black large legs. Walls & cabinets all white with pops of reds, grays & black. Please help๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

  7. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Where the eff are they storing the old pendants in NYC?!?

  8. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    No nails, ok fine. I use stainless steel sewing pins, the ones without plastic or glass heads. When tapped almost completely into the sheet rock at a steep angle (60ยฐ-70ยฐ) I can easily hang 5-7 lbs. Too much exposed pin will bend. The tiny pin hole left behind can barely be detected. Once I smooth it over with a dot of premade spackle in a jar, the pinhole is virtually undetectable.
    Anyone who believes you need a fat nail to hang a 16×20" picture is falling for marketing hype. I've used this technique for over 30 years and I've never had a picture fall.
    PS. I've never been denied my security deposit. [Confession: I've been known to patch nail holes from previous tenants, if I don't reuse them. One 3oz jar of spackle has lasted 15-20 yrs]

  9. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    There are my peacocks that I gave away to goodwill. Lol

  10. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    The butterfly prints look cheap, the plastic is warped the tape is just ripped. They sell a putty that holds a lot of weight, buy that.

  11. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Carpet Diem gave me a huge lift to my day! You never cease to amaze in the creativity department, even in wording. ; ) Temp wall paper, LOVE. Invest in lighting, so true. Loved it all.

  12. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    too many words. not enough show

  13. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    I still nail stuff to the wall. If landlords are expecting that, they are crazy.

  14. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    I am a Detroiter, born land breed. Thank you for wearing your "DETROIT VS EVERYBODY" sweat shirt. You're my fave designer from your tv show.

  15. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    the painter's tape is ugly

  16. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks for the tips! As with anything one can take away from this video what is helpful to them. Noticed your Detroit vs Everybody T! Nice! I really like the temporary wallpaper idea ๐Ÿ˜Š

  17. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    great, useful tips and ideas to personalize your rental space which would otherwise maintain a generic elementary aesthetic

  18. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    The tape suggestion is stupid and looks horrible. The rest is all just common sense.

  19. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    L am from Detroit and I love you representing us in you video. I am a long time fan. I watched you on HGTV.

  20. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Great tips! Have you guys considered doing a video on lighting solutions for renters in older homes or apartments that don't have a lot of built in lighting fixtures? We recently moved into a gorgeous well maintained/restored townhouse, the only issue is we have almost no lighting related wiring for things like pendants or sconces and we are dying to bring more light to the space without having wires all over the place! I know we're not alone, but there's not much content out there on this issue.

  21. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    This is really helpful, Im about to move into a rental where they have navy blue linoleum on the kitchen floor ๐Ÿ˜ท Im gonna get a large indoor/outdoor rug to cover it!

  22. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    tape?? seriously?!

  23. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Genevieve, could you please give tips for decorating a man cave.

  24. January 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    If you are renting, and don't have access/control to or the ability to turn off the power to the fixture you wish change out what do you do?

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