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During Tuesday's episode of The Rachael Ray Show, Lara Spencer of Good Morning America gave fans a peek into the Connecticut home where she lives with her husband and two kids. The house, which has doubled as her news studio for the last year, is rife with quirky flea market finds and fun pops of color. "We live in this space, it's a little yard sale, it's a little redo," she says of her family room at one point during the tour.
The video starts with a view of the home's exterior as Spencer points out her dog statue, which is from a flea market (remember when she hosted Flea Market Flip?). Next, she shows off her cozy living room, which follows an off-white color scheme that's tastefully balanced with her dark wood furniture. "I love a monochromatic palette; it makes me so happy and light, and bright, she explains. "And, a little tip for you, if you want to go monochromatic make sure that you have different textures," she adds.
Next, she takes fans into her dining room which she calls a "total mish-mosh of collectibles new and old and everything in between." The space contains pieces from all decades, some antique and some purchased off the internet. She points out the room's gold light fixtures, which she referred to as "some of the weirdest, coolest light fixtures I've ever seen." As she continues the tour, we learn that Spencer actually has a penchant for one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures. In fact, she says they’re her favorite part of the home.
"If you think of light fixtures as jewelry, [like] a great pair of earrings, you can really have a lot of fun with them," she explains as the camera pans to show some frilly, eccentric examples. Some have spikes, others have golden tassels, and most have some sort of geometric element. "I've got a mix of very modern fixtures and some flea market finds," she says.
Other highlights of Spencer’s home include a gigantic photo wall that she's currently working on near her stairwell. The dark blue wall is sprinkled with framed family memories— and she's still not done. However, the best part of the tour just might be Spencer's wildly colorful basement.
As she explains, this is where she has been filming for Good Morning America for the last year. While a basement might sound like the last place you'd want to film for national TV, her makeshift studio is actually quite impressive. It's decked out with a humongous velvet blue sofa and an assortment of pillows. Behind the couch, you'll eye some abstract wall art.
Next, Spencer shows off the wine cellar in her basement, or what she calls "Mommy's heaven." The area features an entire wall filled with columns of wine bottles horizontally stacked. "Just a little rosé," she quips. While the daytime anchor may have left New York City, she sure recreated the Good Morning America studios as well as her local watering hole perfectly.
Want to see more of Spencer? You can catch her new series Everything But the House this Friday, March 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV. Based off the popular auction website, the show sees Spencer helping homeowners clear out their space and make money from their unwanted clutter.
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