Being Home With Hunker

Being Home With Hunker

'Being Home With Hunker' is a podcast for people who crave transformation and inspiration within their homes. Each week, host and producer Laurie Gunning Grossman (Editorial Director at Hunker.com) talks with interior designers, artists, DIYers, and industry insiders around the concept of home. Topics include home design tips, home decorating tips, renovation ideas, feng shui, home organizing, and how to create spaces that reflect and support our identities. If you love home design and decor, if you’re curious about how people live, or if you’ve been transitioning or transforming your own home, you’ll love these helpful conversations. For more info, visit Hunker.com/podcast

Episodes

March 13, 2023 35 mins

Today on the show we have Alejandra Brady, a biophilic designer, feng shui expert, interior designer, and author. 


Alejandra explains how these three modalities — biophilic design, feng shui, and interior design — support each other in the world of home design and decor.


In this conversation, you’ll learn about biophilic design, which Alejandra describes as the modern feng shui. It’s about bringing nature b...

Today on the show we have Meg Golightly, home organizing expert, and founder of Simplified.

 

For Meg, home organizing is not just about putting things in their place.

 

She says, "My interest in home organization has evolved from a lifelong fascination with how our brains work reinforced by my degree in psychology and my ongoing interest in neuroscience.”

 

She believes we all have reasons as to why we hang on to...

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    On the Being Home With Hunker podcast in February, celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus shared his two foundational philosophies of design; feng shui consultant Kristina Hollinger offered helpful ideas on how to bolster family harmony in the home through feng shui; Amanda Pendleton, Zillow Home Trends Expert, gave us an inside look at the hottest housing markets of 2023; and finally we shared inspiring self-ca...

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    Today on the show, previous guests share their favorite ways they practice self-care at home. From meditation to routines to mantras, you’ll find quick inspiration here in this episode.


    There’s inspiration to be found in hearing about other people’s rituals, habits, and routines that make them feel like they are tuning in with what helps them to be their best selves.


    And so, we’re sharing a few with you today. Thanks...

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    Today on the show, Zillow Home Trends Expert Amanda Pendleton shares the paint colors that can potentially help a home sell for thousands more. Yes, thousands! Plus, she explains the psychology behind why these colors have such selling power.


    To hear the full episode, listen to Being Home With Zillow’s Home Trend Expert (Amanda Pendleton).

     

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    Today on the show host Laurie Gunning Grossman (@laurie.gunning.grossman) is talking with Zillow’s Home Trends Expert Amanda Pendleton.


    In this conversation with Amanda, we’re talking all about housing and homes, and she is armed with some incredible statistics and helpful tips.


    Amanda shares which cities are Zillow’s hottest markets for 2023 — and she also explains why these places are so appealing.


    She shares th...

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    Today on the show, we are sharing a clip from a recent conversation with feng shui expert Kristina Hollinger.

     

    Kristina is a feng shui consultant, author, and host of the podcast Feng Shui With Kristina Hollinger. 

     

    In this clip, Kristina shares ways to enhance the Family area of the home, according to the feng shui bagua map.

     

    There are feng shui ideas everyone can do through design and decor to help elev...

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    Today on the show, host Laurie Gunning Grossman talks with feng shui expert Kristina Hollinger.

     

    Kristina is a feng shui consultant and author — and she’s the host of the podcast Feng Shui With Kristina Hollinger where she’s focused on helping people expand their manifesting toolbox. Kristina says that she is dedicated to helping you design the life you deserve. 

     

    We wanted to have Kristina back on the show to...

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    Nate Berkus, celebrity interior designer, HGTV star, and creator of Nate Home (in partnership with mDesign), is a storyteller through his designs.


    In a recent conversation with Laurie Gunning Grossman here on the Being Home With Hunker podcast, Nate spoke about how we can reflect our stories and identities through what we choose to bring into our homes. This is a quick clip from this conversation.


    For the full episod...

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    Today on the show I am talking with Nate Berkus, celebrity interior designer, best-selling author, and host of HGTV’s “The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project.” We’ve seen evidence of Nate’s talent ever since he came into the public eye in 2002 after his first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

     

    Nate knows design, and he knows how to elevate a home. As he says, he cares deeply about living beautifully.

     

    And, lucky ...

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    On the Being Home With Hunker podcast in January host Laurie Gunning Grossman talked about the one room in the home that is deemed to be THE most important; astrologist Ophira Edut  of The AstroTwins shared 2023 predictions; Teri Fisher of Spoon Fork Bacon talked about one of our favorite subjects: recipes; Aya Kanai of Google Shopping spoke of innovative tools to help us shop for home decor; and we highligh...

  • If you’re someone who spends a lot of time at your work desk, it makes sense that you would want your desk to be set up in the most supportive, creative, and prosperous way.


    Of course, you want to consider the ergonomics of your desk so you can feel comfortable and keep your neck, back, and wrist pain at bay while working.


    But this conversation is not about the ergonomics of your desk – it’s about the energy of your ...

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    This is a clip from our recent conversation with Aya Kanai, Head of Editorial and Creative for Google Shopping.

     

    We're talking shopping trends. Here Aya shares what people are searching and shopping for on Google in the home design and decor space. Ever heard of jewelry for the home? Learn more from Aya on this episode.

     

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    Today on the show we have Aya Kanai, Head of Editorial and Creative for Google Shopping.


    Did you know that people shop with Google more than 1 billion times per day?

     

    This is one of the many reasons why I was thrilled to talk with Aya (formerly an editor/director in fashion and beauty) because she has an inside look at shopping trends and habits for 2023 in the home decor and design space, and beyond. It’s interesti...

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    Teri Lyn Fisher, food photographer and co-founder of Spoon Fork Bacon, a food and recipes site, shares her top tips for creating an efficient kitchen. If space is an issue in your kitchen, you’ll especially love these ideas!

     

    Click here to listen to my full conversation with Teri on Being Home With Hunker.

     

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    Today on the Being Home With Hunker podcast we have Teri Fisher, a co-founder of Spoon Fork Bacon.


    If you’re into recipes and cooking and food inspo, chances are you’re familiar with Spoon Fork Bacon. It’s a site created by Teri and Jenny Park, offering easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner … and beyond.

     

    In this podcast conversation, food is a main topic. Teri shares the recipes that their audience have lov...

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    On the Being Home With Hunker podcast in December, host Laurie Gunning Grossman spoke with Cass Aarssen from Clutterbug on clever ways to help keep our homes feeling organized; sisters Sarah and Boo, owners of the Los Angeles-based cheese shop, Lady & Larder offered tips on how to build a cheese board; Lauren Hayes from Wooden Spoon Herbs shared ways to boost our wellbeing; and we featured a recap from my ch...

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    Ophira Edut from The AstroTwins shares ideas on how to use the elements, Feng Shui, and astrology to decorate your home.


    Click here to listen to my full conversation with Ophi on the podcast: Being Home With The AstroTwins and 2023 Astrology (Ophira Edut).


    The AstroTwins are professional astrologers and twin sisters, Ophira and Tali Edut. As authors, the official astrologers for ELLE magazine, and the match...

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    Today on the Being Home With Hunker podcast we have Ophira Edut, one half of the AstroTwins.


    The AstroTwins are professional astrologers and twin sisters, Ophira and Tali Edut. As authors, the official astrologers for ELLE magazine, and the matchmakers on Amazon Prime Video’s show “Cosmic Love,” their work reaches millions. They have a very approachable and fun way in which they offer information on our horoscopes.


    A...

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    There's one room that both organizing experts and feng shui experts agree upon as the most important room to keep clean and clutter-free in our homes: it's the bedroom.


    In this episode we hear from Cass Aarssen, an organizing expert and founder of Clutterbug and host of HGTV’s Hot Mess House on why she thinks the bedroom is the most important room, and shares a really easy cleaning tip that she promises will change your...

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