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Asheville Native to Design Good Morning America Set

Asheville native Cathy Barnhardt, Interior Designer for the Biltmore Estate has been chosen to be lead designer for Good Morning America’s (GMA) Christmas set.

Cathy is Biltmore’s floral manager and will be on GMA December fifth to show off her holiday design for the show. She will also give tips on Christmas tree decoration. Her decorations will be on-set to be seen by American viewers on December third, but won’t be mentioned until that Wednesday when she appears on the show.

Cathy and her team of three floral designers are leaving Asheville for New York City on Thursday to start decorating. This is not her first time decorating the set; she was also chosen to decorate the set 15 years ago. Since then the set has changed considerably, and her team will have to deal with totally new color schemes. The new design will incorporate lots of Garland, and eight different Christmas Trees.

The Asheville team’s main message is that you don’t need expensive or elaborate objects to make a room beautiful. Simple things can be just as beautiful if not more so.

The Good Morning America show airs live from 7 AM until 9 AM on the ABC television network.

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