Season 2, Episode 3

Defying Convention

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It’s true! Even the pros break traditional design rules. In this episode, the designers get candid about the design commandments they disregard, and unveil the fun and unconventional ways they use standard furniture pieces (hint: There’s a great way to put a garden bench to use indoors!). Plus, find out what each designer believes is the next big thing for the home, only on Ask a Designer.

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You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers. Ask a Designer gets candid with some of the biggest names in interior design and no topic is off limits. In season 2, watch as industry vets like Drew McGukin, Anne-Marie Barton, Kelli Ellis, Craig Olsen, and Donna Moss open up about how their style has (or hasn’t) evolved over the years, discuss their go-to materials, share their favorite ways to unexpectedly use furniture, and more! More

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