Coming Up: Monica Pedersen Interview

Coming Up: Monica Pedersen Interview

Annie Werbler
May 27, 2010

Tomorrow we'll be bringing you an interview with Ms. Monica Pedersen herself, but first we'd like to give you some background information on this talented television and real-life designer.

Monica is perhaps best-known for her work on HGTV, where in addition to various hosting duties she is lead designer for the Chicago-based production of Designed To Sell. We love how cool she stays under pressure to get a home ready for market with only $2,000. And we totally respect the way she adds graphic punches to her rooms, making them not just salable but also livable.

With a handyman father and a seamstress mother, Monica inherited skills from both of her parents, getting as hands-on as her projects require. We have witnessed her unstick a giant mirror from a wall, but she's also perfectly comfortable creating inexpensive throw pillows to bring color into a space. Her love of fabrics stems from her time traveling as a model, and this exposure to the aesthetic world developed her keen eye for interiors.

We really dig designers who know how to work within a budget, who aren't afraid to pick up a drill or a paintbrush, and who are willing to share their advice with us. Look for our chat with Monica tomorrow!

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