36 Design Shows to Watch Now

Freda A. Nix

With the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic impacting people’s daily lives and routines across the world, folks are increasingly turning inward and hunkering down for what may be several more weeks of social distancing. What better time, then, to start watching a design-focused TV series that is informative, heartwarming, and/or aesthetically pleasing? Happily, there is no shortage of design shows to choose from during this period, whether you’re more into stories about life-changing renovations or elaborate, gravity-defying feats of architecture. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most bingeable design-centric series on streaming services and cable now, with hopes that they will offer up a small respite from an exhausting news cycle. Beautiful imagery aside, these series will remind you of the importance of these places we call home.


<h1 class="title">Home</h1> <div class="caption"> This greenhouse in Sweden is featured in an episode of the new AppleTV+ show <em>Home.</em> </div> <cite class="credit">Courtesy of Apple</cite>

This greenhouse in Sweden is featured in an episode of the new AppleTV+ show Home.

Courtesy of Apple

Home, AppleTV+’s new documentary

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What Is the Design Unites Auction? Win Freebies from Bobby Berk, Jonathan Adler, and Other Design Stars

Freda A. Nix

Imagine getting 30 minutes to ask Bobby Berk all your burning design questions—or having Mark D. Sikes help you set up for a garden party. Or how about a one-on-one social media lesson with Justina Blakeney? Good news: These can all be yours, for the price of a donation to Habitat for Humanity. It’s all part of the Design Unites auction, a special charity sale that the Hearst Luxury Design Collection (that’s VERANDA as well as our sister brands Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Town & Country) is putting on to raise money for Habitat for Humanity New York City, the housing nonprofit whose fundraisinglike many organizations—has taken a hit during coronavirus. Money raised will specifically benefit Habitat’s COVID-19 Emergency Housing Response Fund.

Jonathan Adler has donated a signed, original vase to the sale.

Kathryn Wirsing

The sale, which launches today on Charitybuzz, includes around 20 lots featuring

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