I am excited to share my first collection with Softline, which was inspired by the architecture, landscape and lifestyles of some great neighborhoods in my hometown, Chicago. If you have ever lived in Chicago or made a quick stop there, you will be familiar with the special qualities neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, West Loop and the Gold Coast have. And just for a little fantasy, I have included the Del Mar Collection, because like every working mom, I am dreaming of a fun day at the beach.
Gorgeous textiles have long been my starting point when it comes to designing a space. I am hoping through my Monica Pedersen "Make It Beautiful" Collection by Softline, you too will be inspired to "Make It Beautiful" in your home and life through great design.
"Monica Pedersen's enthusiasm for her career as an interior designer, author and television host is projected in all she does. As a designer featured in over 90 episodes of HGTV's hit television series, Designed to Sell, and 50 episodes of Bang For Your Buck, she was also the regular host of HGTV's Dream Home Giveaway and House Hunters Great Escapes. Monica quickly became a trusted design expert showing viewers how to add value to their homes and "Make It Beautiful" on any budget. Her work as an interior design expert and television host can also be seen this spring in prime time on NBC's new show, American Dream Builders."
"In addition to her work on television, Monica is currently bringing her "Make It Beautiful" design style to retail, designing her own lines of home decor accessories, textiles and furnishings. Monica Pedersen "Make It Beautiful" Collection by Softline truly reflects her passion for fabric through this beautiful collection of window fashions and decorative pillows."
"Monica also recently had her first book published, Monica Pedersen, "Make It Beautiful" (Agate Publishing), which features design ideas for entertaining at home."
"Monica's designs and tips have also been featured in national publications including People, HGTV, Redbook, Town and Country, Traditional Home, Good Housekeeping, InStyle, USA Today, Washington Post, Woman's Day, and Family Circle. Monica was also featured as one of Chicago's 50 most beautiful people in Chicago Magazine and is a contributing columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times Daily Splash column."