A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Happy Friday! We have had such a busy week here at the house – a new wall is near built! We just poured the concrete footings for a little raised garden bed and we’re about ready to officially start on the deck. Plus the house is alllmost finished with its exterior painting and we’re on to the windows next (still undecided on the trim – but thank you for the comments and emails! they have been really, really helpful).

Before the weekend arrives, I’ll send you off with a Friday Guest Blog Interview with none other than Monica Pedersen, the talented author behind Make It Beautiful and a designer on HGTV’s “Designed to Sell”. I am honored to have her join me at PDB today.

Monica is also a co-host of HGTV’s Dream Home Giveaway and HGTV’s Bang 4 Your Buck. She joins us to share more about her passion for entertaining and how she incorporates fashion, textiles and favorite trends into home decor choices and beautiful parties. Plus a few sneak peek images of Monica’s newest coffee table book…

On to the interview!

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{PDB Interview with Monica Pedersen}

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What inspires your design style?

My personal design style is definitely inspired by color, pattern and my background in fashion. Beautiful fabrics are the jumping off point for most of my designs.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love helping people! Interior Design is such a great way to exercise creativity while helping to improve the way people live in their homes.

What are your favorite design trends?

I am loving all of the French, Industrial styled pieces from Restoration Hardware right now. Their catalog is gorgeous and looks like an interior design book. I am also in love with all of the fun Ikat patterned fabrics that are everywhere.

What are three design suggestions that you would like to offer our readers?

{1.} Take the time to gather as many inspirational design photos as possible.

{2.} Establish a realistic budget.

{3.} When trying to accessorize your space, bring in as many options as you can at once and return what doesn’t work. Designer or not, sometimes you just need to see things in the space!

Thank you, Monica!

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