Raven-Symoné’s New Show Puts a Home Makeover Spin On a Fashion Favorite

updated Mar 27, 2021
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Raven-Symoné’s TV personas include teenage psychic, co-host, and now, home design expert. The actor and singer is headed to HGTV with the new series “What Not to Design” (working title), a home design offshoot of the popular TLC fashion makeover series “What Not to Wear.” The show will follow Raven-Symoné and her team of experts, designer Nina Ferrer (HGTV’s “Design Star”) and craftsman James Worsham, as they spearhead design interventions and repair home disasters. 

From homes with outdated decor to spaces with disorderly memorabilia collections, Raven-Symoné and her team will meet with the homeowners and decide which items to keep, discard, or sell online. The disastrous homes will then be transformed with the ultimate design makeovers. The pilot episode in particular will follow the team of experts as they meet with homeowners who are in a serious style rut. “What Not to Design” does not have a premiere date yet. 

“Style mistakes are not confined to clothing,” Raven-Symoné said of the new series in a media release. “Bad design prevents people from living well and truly enjoying their homes. My team and I are determined to show what to do — and what not to do — to create beautiful spaces,” the actor continued. “To call these homes eclectic would be kind. We’re going to give families a clean slate and show them how to style their new space and apply the ‘to-do’ and ‘not-to-do’ list to the rest of the house.”

Raven-Symoné joins HGTV’s expansive roster of celebrities in the home design space, including singer Jonathan Knight, actor Jennie Garth, rapper Vanilla Ice, and more. Follow HGTV on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for future “What Not to Design” updates.