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 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


February 6, 2023 26 min

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 for us all, he’s ju...

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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 highlighted some ways that we ca...

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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 desk and workspac...

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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 interesting to hear what pe...

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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 loved the most, she a...

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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 chat with Leanne Ford...

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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 matchmakers on Amazon Prime Vide...

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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.

    As they say, their...

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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 life...

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    Hi — I'm Laurie Gunning Grossman, host of Being Home With Hunker. For this last episode of the year, I wanted to replay a conversation I had with interior designer, HGTV star, furniture designer, and author Leanne Ford about the launch of her new print magazine, Feel Free.

    So why this particular podcast conversation?

    As we enter into the new year, many of us have dreams, goals, and intentions of things we want to create or experi...

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    Today on the Being Home With Hunker podcast, host Laurie Gunning Grossman is talking with Lauren Haynes, the founder of Wooden Spoon Herbs.

    If there’s one thing that Lauren knows, it’s herbalism. She started delving into the world of herbs years ago through tinkering, and trial and error before she created Wooden Spoon Herbs. She started in her Tennessee kitchen and sold her products at an Appalachian Mountain farmers’ market stall ...

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    Foodies, you’ll love this quick tip episode!

    The founders of Lady & Larder, a boutique cheese shop in Santa Monica, California share a few quick and helpful tips on how everyone can create beautiful cheese boards.

    Let the eating and entertaining begin!

    Sara Simms and Boo Simms Hendrick are our guests.


    Being Home With Cheese Board Experts (Lady & Larder Founders Sarah and Boo)



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    Today on the Being Home With Hunker podcast Laurie Gunning Grossman is talking with cheese and charcuterie board experts, Sarah Simms and Boo Simms Hendrix from Lady & Larder.

    Lady & Larder is a boutique cheese shop in Santa Monica, California. If you’re unfamiliar with their boards, you really need to go to their website and to see their cheese, charcuterie, fruit, and vegetable boards, which are true pieces of edible art.


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    On the Being Home With Hunker podcast in November, host Laurie Gunning Grossman spoke with interior designer Nina Freudenberger live at Hunker House in Venice, California about her process for publishing design books; then Laurie talked about the holiday entertaining tips she shared when she was a guest on the news show Good Day New York; feng shui expert Amanda Gibby Peters amazed us with her helpful advice on how to elevate the e...

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    Today on the Being Home With Hunker podcast we have organizing expert Cass Aarssen.

    Cass is the creator of the home organizing business Clutterbug, she’s the author of four best-selling organizing books, she’s the host of the Clutterbug podcast, and host of HGTV’s “Hot Mess House.”

    Suffice to say, Cass knows all about organizing.

    In this podcast conversation, Cass talks about how excess physical belongings drain us and add to our over...

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    When you don’t know what else to do, sweep. So says Feng Shui expert Amanda Gibby Peters.

    Amanda says according to feng shui, the front door is where we welcome in opportunity and auspicious luck. It’s how feng shui sees what you want to come into your life approaching and entering your space. So, we want to sweep the front door area to make it feel inviting.

    Listen to this feng shui tip on why sweeping around your front door is some...

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    Today on the Being Home With Hunker podcast we have interior designer Victoria Sass.


    Victoria is the founder of Prospect Refuge Studio. She was named one of Architectural Digest’s 2022 New American Voices, highlighting rising designers who are “shaking up American interiors.”


    Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Victoria and her design studio focus on transforming old homes for young families.

    Her design aesthetic is a mix of Califo...

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    It’s the season of giving and I've been thinking a lot about thankfulness.

    Gratitude, what we’re personally grateful for, is different for each of us — because we each have our own life experiences, our own lens on how we see our world, both macro and micro.

    But why is expressing our gratitude daily so important or helpful?

    According to Harvard Health, giving thanks can make you happier. That in “positive psychology research, grat...

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