Being Home With Hunker

Being Home With Hunker

At Hunker, we believe “home” means more than just where you live; it’s an expression of your identity, the place where you are most yourself. Being Home With Hunker is a podcast where, each week, Hunker editorial director Laurie Gunning Grossman chats with designers, artists, and creatives in the spaces that express and shape their identities: their homes. We talk about topics such as: How do their homes tell their story? What holds value? What are their non-negotiables? What does “being home” mean to them? If you love 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 honest conversations. For more info, visit Hunker.com/podcast.

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January 24, 2022 31 min

About Our Guest


Dabito, an interior designer and founder of Old Brand New, a studio that specializes in design, brand partnerships, and art direction.


Dabito started his interior design career in blogging, where he has been able to put all his talents to work, including photography, printmaking, and art. He has a passion for thrifting and believes that decorating is really about celebrating your life.


As he says, “fill [your home] wit...

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Today on the show we have Kristina Hollinger, a feng shui expert and author.


In this episode, Kristina shares ideas on how to use the ancient Chinese art and philosophy of feng shui in your home to attract abundance in every area of your life, including your career, love, helpful people, and wealth.


10 years ago, Kristina started using feng shui after wanting to spruce up her apartment. And after decorating and arranging furniture in...

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January 10, 2022 33 min

Today on the show we have Ariel Kaye, founder of Parachute, a bedding brand that specializes in what’s soft and cozy. Think: bedding, towels, robes, slippers, pillows, and blankets, as well as other home decor items.


Ariel believes that since our homes are our personal spaces, we should be aware of the things that we care about, and to not get so caught up in the dos and don’ts of design trends. We should think about the purpose of ...

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Today on the show we have Jill Wintersteen, founder of Spirit Daughter, a spiritual teacher and founder of Spirit Daughter, an astrology and wellness brand.


Through Spirit Daughter, she helps thousands of people manifest their highest vision and set up spaces that support them and help them manifest their highest visions. In this conversation, Jill shares ideas on which crystals to add to our spaces, how to manifest a home, and why ...

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December 27, 2021 15 min

Hi, I’m Laurie Gunning Grossman, editorial director at Hunker. Welcome to our 2021 end of year episode. We’re featuring 13 quotes about home from our favorite episodes… which, let’s face it, is all of our episodes since we just launched this past September. 


Before I share these ideas and inspiration, I want to convey my gratitude to you, dear listeners, for tuning into this podcast.


It’s Hunker’s mission to empower you to create spa...

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Today on the show we have Sam Dumas and Lyle Maltz, co-founders of Leeway Home, a direct-to-consumer dinnerware brand.


They are partners in business and partners in life. They have a passion for meeting people where they are, at whatever stage they are in — and see that as people change and grow, so do our homes and how we use them. They want to support that.


On the podcast, we talk about their direct-to-consumer dinnerware brand. Le...

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December 13, 2021 36 min

Today on the show we have Hilton Carter. Hilton is an interior stylist, a plant stylist, and now an interior designer with the renovation of his new home


You may know him from his three design books on plants (“Wild at Home,” “Wild Interiors,” and “Wild Creations.” Or perhaps you’ve taken one of his plant workshops with Magnolia, or purchased one of his products at Target. Yes, he’s busy, but who’s going to stop him? Not us, because...

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December 6, 2021 38 min

Today on the show we have Eve Epstein, VP of Content and Editor in Chief of Hunker. Yes, this Hunker. The brand behind this podcast.


Eve has been at the helm of Hunker since its inception in 2017, leading the brand’s voice, vision, and heart from the get-go. She has a deep appreciation for design, creativity, and expression. From her rich career in the world of content (including her role as the Editor in Chief at DailyCandy – if yo...

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November 29, 2021 23 min

Today on the show we have Simone Gordon, otherwise known as The Black Fairy Godmother.


Simone is the founder and CEO of The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation. It’s a New Jersey-based non-profit that assists communities in need across the country. Most of the people she’s helping are marginalized women and children, members of the LGBTQ community, and domestic violence victims. Her foundation helps those who are homeless, or facing ho...

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November 22, 2021 39 min

Today on the show we have Nina Freudenberger, an interior designer, author, and founder of Freudenberger Design Studio.


Nina is not a fixed interior designer—she loves all aspects of creativity and business. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA and a Bachelor’s of Architecture, Nina “fell” into interior design. And it’s a career that she feels she well suited for.


In this conversation we talk about how her c...

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November 15, 2021 40 min

Today on the show we have Shavonda Gardner, founder of SG Style, a design and lifestyle blog.


She was on the path to have a long career in the military until she made the pivot into the world of interior design. One driving factor in her decision to start a design blog was the fact that she didn’t see herself represented in that world. She has a strong affinity for color, for going bold, and for making the most of your space, no mat...

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November 8, 2021 29 min

Today on the show we have the founders of Very Gay Paint: Nicholas Scheppard and Jenson Titus. They are comedians, boyfriends, and – as they call themselves – accidental muralists.


During the height of the pandemic, live performances were put on hold. So, the comedians, who are also a couple, dealt with the long hours of lockdown by learning how to paint murals on their apartment walls. Before they knew it, they had new skills as mu...

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November 1, 2021 29 min

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Today on the show we have Nicole Gibbons, founder of Clare Paint, a direct-to-consum...

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October 25, 2021 39 min

Today on the show we have Serena Dugan. Serena is an artist and textile designer, and the co-founder of Serena & Lily – a popular home design and decor company.

When it comes to her home, Serena is extremely thoughtful. She designs her personal space around how she feels in it, not how it looks to the visitor. We talk about how the objects we bring into our homes have a resonance, how our items should feel well-loved, and she en...

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October 18, 2021 30 min

Elise Loehnen is a Los Angeles-based author and podcast host. She’s had a long career in media, most recently as the Chief Content Officer at goop, a lifestyle and e-commerce company founded by Gwyneth Paltrow. She was also the co-host of the popular goop podcast. So, chances are, you’ll recognize her voice. Currently, Elise is forging her own path. After co-writing 11 books, she is now writing a book under her own name for the fir...

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October 11, 2021 36 min

Cliff is a Los Angeles-based interior designer and entrepreneur. Cliff’s approach to design comes from a personal level that feels collected, curated, doesn’t have to be precious. It’s all about the mix.

His work has been published many times in magazines such as Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Wall Street Journal, and In Style, so may you recognize his name. Or perhaps, you remember him as a co-host and judge from Ellen’s Design ...

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October 4, 2021 31 min

Breegan Jane, interior designer and HGTV host of “The House My Wedding Bought,” has had an eye on design and an entrepreneurial spirit from an early age (starting with painting backpacks). In this conversation, we talk about how much our homes hold us and affect our spirit, especially since the pandemic. She shares how she took her first leap into interior design that began with buying her first flip property, why she loves a white...

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September 27, 2021 35 min

Jennifer Pastiloff, the best-selling author of “On Being Human” is honest, refreshing, and no-holds-barred. In this episode, we learn how a house-sitting experience planted a seed giving her permission to dream; how Jen lost her entire income at the beginning of the pandemic, and then found magic through it; the concept of “being brave;” her happy place (and how it was meant to be – even though this isn’t something she says anymore...

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September 13, 2021 1 min

A sneak peek at a new podcast from Hunker where we talk with designers, creatives, and artists about the way their home expresses and shapes their identity. If you love design, if you’re curious about how people live, or if you’ve been transforming your own home, you’ll love these honest conversations. Coming this fall.

Visit Hunker.com/podcast where you can find, subscribe, and listen to the show.

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