After 20 months of filming The Rachael Ray Show away from her studio, Ray said she wanted her new set to reflect how different people's lives look in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. "It's modeled after my home upstate; they took inspiration from that," Ray said of the studio remodel. "We've been living in the guest house as the new house is being rebuilt. This house has some of those elements. We wanted it to feel cozy."