Lori Dennis is an internationally known celebrity Interior Designer, speaker, best-selling author and star of HGTV’s “The Real Designing Women”. An award-winning Los Angeles interior designer, she has appeared in magazines, websites and television screens throughout the world including Elle Decor, LUXE, Dwell, the New York Times, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Los Angeles Times and All the Best Blog. Recognized by industry leaders like HGTV, ASID, NBC, Viking and countless others as an expert in luxury and green lifestyles, Lori speaks at events around the globe.
Partnered with SoCal Contractor, a licensed and bonded construction and remodeling company, Lori Dennis Inc. is a full service design build firm. They oversee interior design, landscape, development and construction in residential, hospitality, retail and commercial arenas.
Kelli Ellis is an award-winning, celebrity Interior Designer and Design Psychology Expert. Kelli is an author, brand Ambassador, educator, life coach, speaker and the principal Designer at Kelli Ellis Interiors, Inc.
You’ve likely seen Kelli as a featured designer on the long-running, TLC’s Clean Sweep, star of two season’s of HGTV’s Takeover My Makeover, featured designer on HGTV’s top hit show, Celebrity Holiday Homes and you watched Kelli design fan favorite, Jeana Keough home on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County.
In addition to HGTV, TLC, Bravo, Kelli has guest appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC Nationwide. Kelli has been featured in, The New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, LV Luxury, Riviera, Angeleno, Orange Coast Magazine, All The Best Blog and was chosen as Luxe Magazine “Editor’s Top 5 Picks”. The web knows Kelli as eHow.com’s resident Interior Design Expert giving advice to millions everyday.
Nathan Turner is a renowned interior designer and entertaining expert. Deeply rooted in California heritage, Nathan grew up surrounded by his large extended family in the San Francisco bay area. After spending weekends at his family’s ranch in Northern California, Nathan developed his tastes for adventure, travels, and an eclectic lifestyle. He graduated from St. Mary’s College of California with a degree in business and then lived abroad in France & Italy where he studied the area’s language, art history, and honed his culinary skills. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Nathan successfully merged his greatest passions of design, food, and travel into his eponymous shop. Nathan Turner’s showroom has become a faithful go-to-source for the country’s leading interior designers, as well as some of the most stylish individuals from coast to coast. Nathan’s parties, products, and designs have been featured in major national and regional publications including Architectural Digest, Vogue Living, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Food & Wine, and C Magazine. His many television appearances include The Today Show, Extra, CBS The Early Show, and TBS’s Movie and Makeover. In 2008 Nathan launched the Nathan Turner for Elite Leather collection of upholstered furniture. He is featured on Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators and is the style expert for Pottery Barn.
Randall Whitehead is an internationally known architectural lighting designer. He is not only a prolific author, but an enlightening and humorous speaker on the world of design as well. His work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, LUXE, House Beautiful, Kiplinger’s, Horticulture Magazine, The Journal of Light Construction, Better Homes & Gardens and many more. Randall appears regularly as a guest expert on the Discovery Channel, CNN, HGTV and Martha Stewart Living Radio. He also writes a monthly column called “The Last Word in Lighting” for Residential Lighting Magazine, answering homeowner’s and designer’s questions on lighting. Randall has written 7 books on the subject, including Residential Lighting, a Guide to Beautiful and Sustainable Design which is an informative…and entertaining reference book for home and garden lighting.
His latest endeavor takes him back to his photography roots. It is a compelling collection of images called Lost Dolls, the Hidden Lives of Toys.
“Life is in the details. Style accordingly.” That’s the philosophy of Cassandra LaValle, founder of coco+kelley, one of the top national interior design blogs and hottest boutique design firms in Seattle. With thousands of loyal followers on her blog, and a successful design boutique with clients across the greater Seattle-Tacoma area, LaValle is one to watch.
LaValle began coco+kelley in 2007 “as a place for me to collect my sources of inspiration, especially for interior design,” LaValle said. “Over the years it’s turned into something much bigger, including an interiors and styling company!”
A Seattleite of nearly 20 years, and current resident of the Greenlake neighborhood, 30-year-old LaValle is all about using the blog and her company to make design more accessible to her readers and clients through discovery and education, so that they can communicate their personal style.
“I like to see my blog as a constant source for fresh products, styling ideas, and a place where design is made more accessible,” LaValle said. “In my business, I love educating my clients throughout the process so that as they continue to grow into their homes throughout the years, they feel empowered to make smart design decisions.”
Since she began coco+kelley in 2007, the blog has developed into one of the most popular interior design blogs, and has opened the door for LaValle’s lifestyle design company of the same name, launched in October 2008.
The success of LaValle’s company hasn’t hurt the blog, it has only enhanced her realistic approach to design. “While I definitely have a higher taste for style and a dose of girlish glamour in my aesthetic, I like to keep things real,” she said. “My home doesn’t feature pieces that cost $10,000 and my closet is currently Louboutin-less.”
With her taste for upscale design and her mind-set for affordability, her ability to blend both worlds has been noticed by some notable press. LaValle has been featured in Lucky Magazine, The New York Times, Downtown Chic, House Beautiful magazine, and on the Martha Stewart Show.
“I’m a girl on a budget just like most of us, but I don’t let that stop me from seeing the inspiration in high design and finding ways to make it my own!” LaValle said.
Her accessible approach to design has opened a unique place in the world of interior design bloggers because she offers an open perspective to design and how to make your style show in your own home.
LaValle’s tone as both a writer and a designer is also very personal: “I think my voice resonates with my readers and clients because I talk to them like they’re my best friends… and some of them are,” she said.
As many bloggers will agree, with success comes responsibility and a new lesson in balancing that with opportunity.
Before starting VandM in 2006 with fellow co-founder Chris Sansbury, Bill was the founder and owner of FLASHcap Interactive (now VandM Interactive), an award-winning, New York City-based, marketing and interactive firm. With offices in both the USA and Russia, the multi-national teams produced projects on behalf of clients such as SONY, Panasonic, Popular Photography & Imaging Magazine, Adobe, American PHOTO Magazine, Tamron, ColorVision, DataColor, Epson, Canon, Sound & Vision Magazine, Ford Motor Company, Kodak, SanDisk, The Photo Imaging Information Council, The PMDA, Todd Merrill Antiques, Center44, Showplace Design Center, Antique and Artisan Center, Noonan Antique, and over 175 more clients. Previous to starting FLASHcap Interactive, Bill worked in the New York fashion industry running the technical design portion of Liz Claiborne’s RUSS division and was a technical designer for Clifford and Wills, a former catalog division of J.Crew. Bill graduated with a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, OH with a minor in Fine Art Ceramics. Bill has been involved in the Classical Realist movement promoting traditional realist painting and actively paints in a small studio in Chelsea’s Gallery district. He has been working on a book on the life of Emil Carlsen, Emil Carlsen: The Complete Known Works. He has lectured around the country on antique and design trends giving his well known industry forecast at locations like High Point Furniture Market, the largest furniture show in the world. Bill’s apartment has been honored by landing on top of three Top 10 lists on the web site Apartment Therapy (best small space, best apartment 2010, best spaces NYC). His apartment was also the first to appear on the well known site, The Huffington Post in their new real estate section.
Leslie Newsom Rascoe helped launch Veranda Magazine in 1987 with Veranda’s founder, Lisa Newsom. For 25 years she has held various editorial positions, most recently Decoration and Design Editor. Leslie has an extensive background in art and design with degrees from Colgate University and University of Georgia. She completed the Sotheby’s Decorative Art Education program in London as well as postgraduate study in Europe and Southeast Asia. Leslie is also a member of the design team of Wisteria, a home furnishing catalog and retailer.
Jillian St. Charles is vice president of HGTV.com. She oversees the creation of original and network-centric content, as well as the development of partnerships within the design, shelter and digital industries. HGTV.com receives more than 5 million visitors a month, who demonstrate industry-leading levels of engagement with its content.
St. Charles began her career with CNN in Atlanta, where she produced one of the network’s longest-running shows, TalkBack Live. She received an Emmy Award for the network’s coverage of the events of September 11th. Most recently, St. Charles was online director of the Redbookmag.com, where she had digital oversight of one of Hearst’s oldest and most well-known brands.
She previously held programming positions with AOL, developing editorial vision for some of the industry’s highest-trafficked women’s/lifestyle destinations.
Some of his recent clients include Lori Greiner (ABC’s Shark Tank), Joshua McKinley (Project Runway), Sally Hershberger, and many other TV hosts and personalities. In addition to webinars and speaking engagements, Phil also teaches aspiring TV hosts how to brand and market themselves to stand out in LA.
Phil has appeared on The Daily Buzz, NBC LA, CF13, CTV, eTalk, CP24 and CityTV.
Diane Foreman, CKD, CBD, is a national award-winning kitchen, bath and residential interior designer for Neil Kelly Design/Build Remodeling in Seattle.
A graduate of the UCLA School of Interior Design, Foreman has won first place honors in several national kitchen and bath design competitions and has earned the James M. Foster award for overall best in competition by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). She is a Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer.
Foreman credits “an ability to listen” as key to successful remodeling projects. “Good design is a collaborative process between client and designer,” she noted. “A skilled designer will listen, ask questions, and then focus on reaching the highest realization of a client’s needs.”
Her work has been published in Northwest regional publications, as well as national industry and consumer magazines, including “Kitchen and Bath Business,” “Remodeler,” “Woman’s Day” and “American Homes and Lifestyles.” She has served as a design competition judge for the Olympia Master Builders Association and in a variety of posts as a board member of the NKBA’s Puget Sound Chapter.
Cassie has spent the last decade dedicated to building a referral-based business in the Seattle real estate market. Cassie’s attention to detail, dedication to client satisfaction, and positive and upbeat attitude continually create lasting client-broker relationships that generate future business.
Cassie joined the Sotheby’s brand in 2011. Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty aligned itself with Cassie’s commitment to fantastic marketing and client dedication.
Cassie has been ranked a top ten sales people in her office and was named by Seattle Magazine as a 5 Star Real Estate Agent. Cassie has also been featured on HGTV’s House Hunters and is scheduled to film her second episode of House Hunters in March 2013.
Shay Geyer, a professional designer for over a decade, is an on camera interior design expert for Good Morning Texas. She writes monthly editorial features in ON Magazine and GrandLuxe Magazine. Shay literally grew up in the interior design business, her mother founded IBB Design Fine Furnishings when she was three. She has a client list spanning the country, including many celebrities. As a buyer for IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay attends markets all over the country. Her unique ability to spot emerging trends and styles earned her a coveted “Style Spotter” position for High Point Market. She is currently designing an exclusive collection of upholstery and soft good furnishings for IBB. High on her priority list are family, church and the community. Charities she is involved include: Family Gateway, The Junior Leauge of Dalla, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Junior Associates of the Dallas Museum of Art, The Elan Circle of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and she is a board member of the Family Place and a founding member of STAR Children’s Charities. Shay is married with two daughters and a lovable Boxer.
To learn more about Shay and IBB Design Fine Furnishings, please visit her at www.ibbdesign.com/blog
Nationally recognized interior design business coach, systems educator, and award winning custom home furnishings consultant, Katy Garrett has worked with numerous high profile interior design clients including the North Carolina Governor, CEO Craig Madison, a nationally recognized resort and spa executive, Entrepreneur of the Year Allen Morris along with several well funded historic restoration projects in the Southern states.
As owners of Garrett & Garrett Corporation, a private consulting firm specializing in business intelligence, system integration and data solutions with Fortune 500 clients such as The World Bank, Johnson & Johnson, BMW, Exxon Mobile, Toyota, J. Crew, Deloitte, Wolverine, Rockwell Collins, and the US Defense Logistics Department, Mike and Katy Garrett enjoy bringing a unique perspective and frontline success strategies from the corporate world to the small design business owner thru their coaching, technology blogs and marketing initiatives. Using insights and anecdotes from corporate system integration, organization and technology, the Garrett’s provide easily translatable, proven success education and powerful small business coaching to interior designers both inside and outside of the US.
In 2003, Katy Garrett aligned her coaching and interior design expertise with her technology-guru, SAP Press author and former Apple Computer Systems Analyst husband, to launch CONNEXION Software, the first truly collaborative, cloud based project management system for the design professional to feature a native iPhone and iPad app.
Mike and Katy Garrett reside in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina and enjoy biking, hiking, entertaining and giving back to the community they live in whenever they get the chance.
Michael Ragan owns and operates RAGS, a design build custom manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. For over 20 years, he has produced hundreds of high end residential interiors collaborating with well known designers like Cami Wright, Tracy Murdock and Lori Dennis; hospitality giants The Breakers in Palm Beach, The Hard Rock in Hilton Head, The Four Seasons in Vail. He is also a brand identity expert and consultant, having developed textiles, rugs, pillows, lighting, dinnerware and other accessories for Disney, Tommy Bahama, The Rug Market, 2 Old Hippies Parker & Morgan and Jean De Merry. His projects have been featured in In Style, LUXE, People, Vogue, Elle Decor and countless other publications. Mr. Ragan is the Furniture/Trend Editor of LA Design Magazine and can be seen as the “go to” guy on HGTV’s, “The Real Designing Women”.
The founding editor of Northwest Home magazine (published inside Seattle magazine) loves that her job is all about improving people’s home life. Whether introducing readers to our area’s latest, greatest residential design—including via a popular, bimonthly Open House tour program with AIA Seattle—or its smallest, kitschiest accents (say, hubcabs turned into cabinet handles), the Seattle native and UW grad is in her element. The veteran journalist is a contributing editor of Seattle magazine, and was founding editor-in-chief of MetropolitanLiving magazine and editor of Washington Law & Politics magazine and Best Places Seattle guidebook. The award-winning freelance writer also has penned a wide variety of personality profiles, as well as film, book and restaurant reviews.
Ronda spent 15 years in the world of marketing and nonprofits prior to founding All the Best Blog in 2007. A lifelong love of design, travel, food – along with a growing collection of books and magazines – was the catalyst for establishing All the Best.
After moving to Scotland and discovering a shortage of storage space, Ronda decided that launching a blog to explore her musings and findings was a much easier option than moving to a larger flat.
What started out of necessity has become an expansive lifestyle blog visited by thousands of regular readers in over 100 countries. All the best has garnered press from around the globe, including Fox News (named one of the top ten design blogs in 2010), ELLE Decor, House Beautiful, domino, Southern Living, Real Simple, RUE, Home Plus Scotland and numerous regional, national and international newspapers.
All the best blog is renowned for it’s insightful interviews and profiles with industry icons, entrepreneurs and global tastemakers, as well as for the feature called “Soup on Sunday,” which is now one of the most distinguished weekly blog features. Started after her son suggested the idea, this weekly posting reflects Ronda’s long-standing ritual of making soup each Sunday.
Ronda is the author of the forthcoming book Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living (Rizzoli 2013), contributing writer for Huffington Post, New York Social Diary and a reviewer for the prestigious Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hotel Collections.
A Texan by birth, Ronda live with her family in Scotland and divides time between the United Kingdom, the United States and the window seat of an airplane.
Kimberley Seldon is a vibrant presence in the world of design and media, enjoying an international reputation as a designer, editor, keynote speaker and broadcast personality. Kimberley has enjoyed more than 15 years’ experience in television; hosting three of her own series including the HGTV series “Design for Living with Kimberley Seldon”. She presides as guest design expert on CITY-TV’s CityLine with Tracy Moore.
Kimberley is also Design Editor of Canada’s Chatelaine and Editor in Chief of Dabble Magazine (www.dabblemag.com), and has authored two books: “Kimberley Seldon’s Business of Design” (Amazon) and “500 Ideas for Small Spaces” (CPi Publishing). Her latest website venture, Business of Design is uniquely devoted to the professional development of designers, decorators, stagers and stylists (www.businessofdesign.com).
An award-winning design firm (www.kimberleyseldon.com ), Kimberley Seldon Design Group boasts 20 years’ experience in full-service interior design build — classic good taste with a modern edge for a discerning clientele for private homes, rural estates, urban lofts and commercial luxury across North America.
Adam Japko is President of Network Communications, Inc.’s (NCI) Digital Sherpa social media management business. DigitalSherpa has helped 2000 SMBs activate content and social media marketing with the goal of increasing their discoverability on the web and maximizing conversion rates. In addition, Adam leads NCI’s luxury magazine and other online and offline media brands like New England Home, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Unique Homes, and Mountain Living.
From 1991 until 2005, Adam was with PennWell, a B2B information provider serving the global Advanced Technology, Energy, and Municipal Services markets with magazines, events, research and Internet businesses. Adam was President of the Advanced Technology Division and a member of the company’s board of directors.
Adam launched his consumer and B2B media career over 30 years ago holding management positions at Media Networks, Sunday Magazine Network, Gralla, Miller Freeman and PennnWell prior to joining NCI in 2005 as the company.
Adam received a BA in Journalism from New York University.
Jason McNeely has over 20 years of experience in the Kitchen and Bath industry working in many aspects from installation, operations, showroom sales and manufactures sales rep. This has given him a vast knowledge of many different facets of this industry. Jason’s diverse experience allows him the ability to relate and communicate to all levels of the field quickly. Jason is currently the Sales Training Manager for Hansgrohe USA where he assist in the design, development and delivery of sales and customer training to
the A & D Community, field sales reps, customers & clients. He also is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) that gives him extensive knowledge of Universal Design.
Susan received her interior design degree from the New York School of Interior Design, and then honed her skills working with a much celebrated Manhattan interior design firm.
Launched in 1996, upon her return to Seattle, Susan formed Marinello Interiors, an award winning, interior design firm that specializing high-end residential, hospitality and commercial interior design.
Throughout the years SMI has garnered national recognition and won numerous interior design awards for all facets of its design work. Some examples include Seattle Magazine’s recognition of Susan as Seattle’s “Best Interior Designer”, “The Perfect Home Book Series” selection of Susan as a Leading Residential Interior Designer within the United States and Hospitality Design Magazine’s selection of Susan within their “Wave of the Future” in hospitality interior design.
SMI has had the pleasure and privilege of leading the interior design for the following public projects:
- The Private Residences at the Four Seasons Seattle, for the
Seattle Hotel Group
- Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue, for Opus Corporation
- Hyatt Regency Bellevue Olympic Tower, for Kemper Development
- Westin Bellevue Hotel, for Kemper Development Company
- Westin Maui Hotel Renovation, for Starwood Hotels and
- Sheraton Seattle Hotel Renovation (2009-2010)
for Starwood Hotels andResorts Worldwide
- Hyatt Regency Bellevue Renovation , for Kemper Development
- Bellevue Park Hotel, for Hydra, LLC
- Smith Tower Residences Seattle, for Walton Street Development
- Rosewood Telluride Residences, for Honig Aviation
- Gallery 260 Residences Sun Valley, for the Justen Company
Mitra Morgan is Co-Founder and Chief Curator of Joss & Main, a division of Wayfair.com, the No. 2 online retailer of home furnishings and housewares in the U.S. Joss & Main is a members-only flash inspiration site that provides carefully curated sales events featuring the most desirable goods for the home. One of the fastest-growing private sale sites, Joss & Main officially launched about a year ago. Among flash sale sites, it stands out for being dedicated solely to the home and offering its readers inspiration combined with great deals cutting across all styles, from traditional to transitional to modern.
The “thrill of the find” is a key idea not only for Mitra and her team of talented buyers & curators, but also to Joss & Main’s varied and exclusive members. Mitra is delighted to hear when members spot an item on Joss & Main that isn’t at all what they think of as their style, but is an irresistible find, just the same. Some of the more unique items Mitra has curated so far at Joss & Main include: vibrant Moroccan poufs, stunning blown glass accents, and iconic modern furniture. Her favorite find this month was a samurai bench inspired by the toji gates of Japan. Mitra loves the growing role Joss & Main is playing in members’ lives – giving them a break in their busy days to think about their own style sensibilities and bring more finds and even a few surprises into their homes and lives.
Mitra has extensive leadership and entrepreneurial experience in both private and public companies, which she leveraged in building Joss & Main. She founded and operated Brooks Pond, an award-winning manufacturer of premium juvenile goods distributed through Barneys NY and buybuyBABY among others. Before founding Brooks Pond, Mitra was the Executive Vice President of Go Ahead Tours, a division of EF Education, the leading international education company.
Before joining EF, Mitra was the VP Corporate Development for the Kessler Group (Kessler Financial Services). She was responsible for their international expansion and the launch of American Express’ affinity card offering. Mitra’s professional experience also includes work as a senior associate with management consulting firm CSC Index Inc.
She holds an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth and an A.B. from Bowdoin College. Mitra lives near Boston with her husband and two children. An avid traveler, when she’s not searching for new finds to share at Joss & Main, she can be found planning her next trip!
Katherine Rice is the Vice President of Business Development at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. In this role, Katherine is responsible for new channel growth, including managing the Business to Business channel, which she founded, focusing on the design trade and commercial clients in addition to the chef community. Katherine also manages strategic partnerships within and across 7 brands. Katherine also manages gift cards for the company across all brands. In 2011, Katherine launched cultivate.com, a content site focusing on kitchen inspiration and design, bringing together the design trade and the Williams-Sonoma community.
Prior to assuming her position at Williams-Sonoma, Ms. Rice was a General Manager and Strategic Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer at Sunkist in Southern California. Previously she served as a Manager at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, where she focused on the retail and consumer products industries. She began her career in investment banking at Kidder, Peabody in New York, and spent time in brand marketing at Clorox.
Ms. Rice is an active fundraiser for capital campaigns at Vanderbilt University and The Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She has also served as the Live Auction Chairwoman for the Ross Valley Women’s League fundraising efforts raising money for Adopt-A-Family of Marin. She is on the Membership Committee of The Meadow Club in Fairfax, California.
Ms. Rice serves on the Board of Directors for the Western Athletic Club and the Advisory Board for Dwell on Design 2013.
Ms. Rice holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Originally from Texas, Katherine currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Robb is an interior designer, world traveler, man-of-style and founder of HISTORIC studio – an 8,000-square-foot showroom full of one-of-a-kind antique furnishings and décor.
Robb has more than 20 years of design experience, but perhaps is most well-known for being on HGTV’s “Decorating Cents” where he created innovative yet accessible home accessories and furnishings from other’s castoffs.
Beyond his design experience, Robb also has significant executive experience. He served as Vice President of Marketing, Visual and Advertising at Midwest of Cannon Falls where his strategic plan for reinventing the physical imprint of the brand made it the leading Christmas and seasonal décor provider. At Square Nest, Robb literally reinvented the entire brand and added millions to its sales volume.
Robb’s design, business and retail mindset made him a perfect match for product design, with his items selling at national retailers like Macy’s, Target and Restoration Hardware.
Robb’s worldly travels bring him to Europe, India and Asia monthly to find the perfect pieces to sell at HISTORIC studio. From mounted animal horns from the Hearst Castle to 400-year-old French guard dog statues to hand-carved figures from China, every piece has a history worth taking note.
His expert design advice is widely recognized. He’s been featured on The Early Show, Style Network’s Area, and Inside Edition, and was the spokesperson for Mall of America, Shop at Home TV, and Sun Country Airlines’ Escape Magazine.
From the designer to the executive to the consultant, Robb has experienced every phase of the design process and will continue to pave the way for future designers.
Celebrity host/designer Jennifer Convy is a very familiar face in the lifestyle and design arena. She takes her audiences into the world of high style, design, and travel and make it accessible and fun! She has been the host/design expert every week for five seasons on her own series for the A&E network, “Find and Design.”. She’s currently appearing on Fine Living Channel’s new series “Mail Order Make Over” as well as on “Safari Style”. A one hour special she executive produced, hosted and shot entirely in South Africa, celebrating the wildlife, adventure, art, culture, and luxury design from the private game reserves to sophisticated city of Johannesburg.
Jennifer and her designs are featured regularly on NBC’s LX-TV OPEN HOUSE. And Halllmark Channel’s Home and Family with Mark Stiennes and Christina Ferrare. She appeared daily on her series “Inntimate Escapes” for the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and TLC. And on “Awesome Interiors” on HGTV for ten seasons . She is that special host/expert who has the authority and expertise, accessibility, enthusiasm and humor to make us excited to learn along with her.
Touted as the “Design Guru” by Tyra Banks,CBS where she is a regular guest expert. One network executive calls her as “The David Blaine of room Makeovers! On “Find & Design” on A& E. She shows us the true meaning of “Trash to treasure!” In just two days of shopping on a tight budget she transforms any room using only the things she finds at Flea Markets and garage sales. Jennifer loves the art of the “deal”. .She says “Cheap is good but, FREE is my favorite price!” Her wealth of information and useful design tips are endless. Her clients are always thrilled with her extraordinary vision and emphasis on comfort and style in her designs. Her high energy and sense of humor make the process fun for us all.
In “Inntimate Escapes,” Discovery Channel, Jennifer introduced us to one-of-a-kind luxury hotels and vacation spots all over the world. Her interest doesn’t end with the design and architecture of these historic facilities, however. In endless, spontaneous, unscripted conversations, she brings the locations themselves to life, exploring their culture and history, art and architecture, food and wine. Making an introduction to an inn a veritable National Geographic article on its surroundings. Traveling to hundreds of locations internationally, she completed sixty episodes of “Inntimate Escapes.”
“Awesome Interiors”on HGTV carried that same Convy stamp. Making great interior design fun and affordable by presenting imaginative new ways to create personal style and comfort. Jennifer called it“MTV meets Martha Stewart on a budget.” Ten seasons and many spin off specials and over two hundred homes later, Jennifer has been designing beautiful spaces for TV, her clients, her own homes for years.
Her other credits include: series regular style/design expert on USA network “Before & Afternoon Movies” Hosting and designing for her many TV specials and more for HGTV, Fine Living and A&E networks. Guest appearances on E! Style, KTLA Morning show