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WATCH: Designer Orlando Soria on his new HGTV show “Build Me Up”

Designer Orlando Soria turned heartbreak into a TV show last year, when his own break up inspired him to help others get through a split by refreshing their spaces on HGTV’s Unspouse My House. Now, he’s back with an uplifting and inspiring new series that expands upon that idea, Build Me Up. He renovates homes for clients going through a major life change. From an empty nester looking to revamp to a recent divorcee taking in his mom, Orlando helps each client transition into the next chapter of their lives. He’s also the author of Get It Together! An Interior Designer’s Guide to Creating Your Best Life, a visual artist, and he’s funny on Instagram. Queerty’s John Halbach caught up with Orlando about his new series, creating your ideal space in the time of quarantine, and the importance of voting this fall.