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Orlando Soria

Design Contributor

Orlando Soria

Orlando grew up in Yosemite National Park, California, moved to the east coast for years, then returned to the west coast where he got his big break on Emily Henderson’s HGTV show “Secrets From a Stylist.” He is an interior designer,  the author of the humorous design book “Get It Together!,” the host of HGTV’s “Build Me Up,” a blogger (, and an Instagram addict (@mrorlandosoria). He currently resides in a gigantic ugly cabin that he plans to renovate room by room and one day dreams to get a dog to live in his big scary house with him.

What Makes Me Tick

  • Sign/Enneagram/Myer-Briggs/Hogwarts House:

    Cancer / 6 / ENFJ / Couldnt-Read-HP-Because-I-Hated-The-Cover-Art-Im-Sorry-OK

  • Design Aesthetic in 5 words:

    California, Eclectic, Art-Inspired, 80s, Bright

  • Favorite EHD Room Of All Time:

  • Favorite Instagram Follow:

    My fave photographer Zeke Ruelas

  • Title of Memoir:

    “No, Not Like The City In Florida: The Orlando Soria Story”

  • Silliest Secret Single Behavior:

    Wiggle-dancing at awkward moments when I dont know what else to do.

  • Most Likely To…

    Get outraged about TVs being installed above fireplaces.

  • Favorite Place To Shop For Home Decor:

    A little thrift shop in Sonoma County near my parent’s house (Im not telling which one MUWAHAHAHAH).

  • Favorite Place To Shop For Fashion:

    Scotch & Soda

  • Dining Room Rug:

    YES! Unless you have kids. Kids are a mess!

  • Reversing Book Spines:

    No, but I have been forced to do this on my TV show because of copyright issues.

  • Wallpaper or Paint?

    Paint! So cheap and easy you can do so much with it!

  • Maximalism:

    NOPE. There are people who can pull it off but normally it just stresses me out.

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