Genevieve Gorder has long been one of my favorite HGTV designers. She always incorporates unique vintage pieces and Moroccan-inspired decor. HGTV recently aired Genevieve’s Renovation, a 6-part series documenting the transformation of her Manhattan apartment. Genevieve combined two separate apartments to create a roomy 2,400-square-foot space. It’s very satisfying to watch the process from start to finish and reminds me of some of Sarah Richardson’s excellent renovation specials, like Sarah’s House and Sarah’s Cottage.
One of my favorite aspects of Genevieve’s renovation is her herringbone wood floors. The difference between herringbone and chevron is subtle, but significant. I prefer the look of herringbone anyway, but Genevieve makes a good point that the herringbone design is cheaper to install because it requires fewer cuts and thus less labor.
Genevieve’s herringbone floors after installation.
Genevieve painted her living room a rich black and allowed a select few pieces to anchor the space. Her guest bathroom features hand-painted tiles and brass fixtures. And I love the antique Moroccan door that she fitted to her bedroom entranceway. Check out these photos of the completed apartment: