Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kelly Edwards: Good Shepherd Interview


Good Shepherd Center Interview: Kelly Edwards


Kelly Edwards is a host, designer, and lifestyle expert. The Style Network and HGTV star offers dwellers with decorating dilemmas distinctive design tips, bargain-decorating projects and total home makeover transformations inspired by personal style and popular trends. Kelly is well known for her knack in repurposing everyday items into extraordinary collectibles, refurbishing unique home accessories, and crafting recipes for creative cleaning solutions. Most recently Kelly has been seen on The Tyra Banks Show, in the pages of national magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Life & Style and Midwest Living, and deemed over the airwaves as the “MacGyver of Design,” thanks to her amazing ability to turn a simple space into an innovative interior with only a $1,000 budget. Not just another designing diva, this former teen beauty queen is also a do-it-yourself darling with passion for all things self-created from fabrics to fashions to foods.

It is a pleasure to have Kelly on board with the GSCDP and we are thrilled to have had the chance to ask her a few questions about being involved with the project.

TP: How did you hear about the GS Design Project? 
KE: Through the DNG Blog.

TP: Why did you choose to design a room?
KE: It is the least I could do. I’ve been blessed with many great things and it feels good to give back and help people who really need it. 

TP: What do you think the biggest challenge of the project will be?
KE: Right now, its donations, making them all cohesively work together and picking out the perfect rug...hahaha

TP: Do you have an inspirational photo for this project?
KE: Since Z Gallerie was gracious enough to donate furniture and artwork to this project I am focusing my room design on what we were given.  I have this gigantic print that incorporates browns, pinks, grays and a few other neutrals. I’m hoping to work around this. It'll be my centerpiece.

TP: What are you most looking forward to with the project?
KE: Working alongside all the other talented and amazing designers on this project. It’s really when people come together that great things happen.

TP: All the rooms at Good Shepherd are dorm size, what advice or tip do you have for someone decorating a space this small? 
KE: Have fun!  A small space doesn’t have to feel that way. Add splashes of color, mix textures together and make sure you have plenty of storage. Everyone needs storage!  And maybe

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