Galey Alix has many titles: social media influencer, interior designer, Wall Street executive, and now HGTV host. The network just announced that it has landed a deal with Alix, who announced to her millions of followers that filming on her new series has already started.
Galey Alix has amassed millions of followers on Tik Tok and Instagram, and has posted racy videos revealing stunning interior design makeovers that she usually completes – with a team of helpers – in a weekend at her clients’ homes. Her videos have generated over 500 million views.
But on Sept. 22, 2022, Alix made her own big reveal, sharing that she’s been busy filming the first season of her new show on HGTV, which is set to premiere in Spring 2023.
On TikTok, she told her nearly three million followers — who she calls her “heart” — that their support and enthusiasm for her projects helped her win the show. She wrote, “I’m beside myself and beyond grateful for every comment and how you all did it…that’s why this is happening.”
Alix shared an emotional post on Instagram about her journey to reaching this milestone after a tumultuous few years with an eating disorder and a broken commitment in the midst of building her career.
“I don’t know much, but what I learned from this experience is that if you ever feel like life is burying you… there’s a good chance you’re just a seed being planted,” she wrote. “Life challenges us … and as a result, we walk with depth, more compassion for others who are struggling, and an innate appreciation for experiencing laughter again.” I built this business to see families smile when I surprise them because it makes me feel alive again.”
On the February 2021 Talking Out Loud podcast with Denae Mercer, Alix spoke candidly about the challenges that have led to her becoming known for transforming people’s spaces. In 2019, she said, she confessed to her fiancé that she was hiding an eating disorder and needed his help to find help. Feeling blind, he ended their engagement, which depressed her.
Alix, a vice president at Goldman Sachs, immediately left her 10,000-square-foot Connecticut home that she had decorated to create the “perfect” home. She moved back to her native Florida, where she began treatment for her eating disorder.
A friend who saw her decorating posts on Instagram asked if she could do the same kind of transformation in her home. Alix said she was happy to oblige despite having no training and had never seen a decorating show, and immersed herself in the project 24/7 for three days while her friend’s family went to Disney World. She was excited about the transformation, but Alix said it changed her too.
“I’ve spent so much of my life trying to perfect myself, which is probably due to extreme insecurity where I feel like I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, I’m not successful enough, I do it’s not enough,” she told Mercer.
Through therapy and the project at her friend’s house, Alix said she realized that she could use all of the energy she’d spent humiliating herself to help others feel comfortable in their spaces feel. That in turn made her feel good. She transformed and filmed 42 more rooms before assembling a team of people she loves to help her complete the renovations.
“Life challenges us … and as a result, we walk with depth, more compassion for others who are struggling, and an innate appreciation for experiencing laughter again.” I built this business to see families smile when I surprise them because it makes me feel alive again,” she wrote in her Sept. 22 Instagram post.
“Having lost everything (especially my health) gave me a purpose to live and take better care of myself,” she continued. “An ear-to-ear smile as I watch the sun rise on a Sunday morning while still at work reassured me that I really had found my passion. I beg you to chase what gives you energy… so you never get tired. And falling madly in love with every heart I put into my team… feels like I ended up starting a family of my own. So don’t get too attached to standard definitions of your dreams, you could achieve them all, just in a different way.”
On Sept. 23, Alix posted to her Instagram stories a photo of a film crew working on the second episode of her upcoming HGTV show. But she plans to keep her full-time job in finance.
Alix is also in a thriving relationship with Dale Moss, who, according to E! News.
On the same night of her HGTV announcement, she posted two videos to her Instagram Stories of a surprise dinner party she threw for Moss. She wrote of a video of her bending over Moss while the Cranberries song “Kiss Me” plays, “Happy Birthday my love.”