About Monica Pedersen

Interior decorator, lifestyle expert and television host Monica Pedersen grew up in the world of home repair and remodeling, absorbing her father’s handy man skills as well as her mother’s touch with a sewing machine. Her interest in interior design was sparked while traveling the world as a successful fashion model where she became a student of fashion and high-end design. The culmination of these experiences led Monica to a successful career in interior design.

Pedersen’s work as an interior design expert and television host can be seen regularly on HGTV’s Designed to Sell, Bang for Your Buck, Showdown, and the HGTV Dream Home and appearances on Live with Regis and Kelly and NBC’s Today Show. Be sure to catch her as she gives away another beautiful home on HGTV’s Dream Home airing Saturday March 19th at 8pm EST.

In addition, her designs and tips have been featured in national publications such as Redbook, Town & Country, Good Housekeeping, InStyle, USA Today, Washington Post, Woman’s Day, Domino, and Chicago Magazine.

Monica is also spokesperson for the National Home Furnishings Association and donates her design services to charities such as the current remodel of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. 

With Monica's busy schedule on television, she knows the value in making date nights a special occasion.