Best known for hosting the successful HGTV series, “Design on a Dime” as well as STYLE Network's “Tacky House”. In addition to being seen weekly on television, Kelly has been the design expert for Shelter Pop, host of EDITOR AT LARGE and currently the host and home design expert for THE DESIGN NETWORK’S new series “DIY House Call”. The celebrity designer offers dwellers with decorating dilemmas distinctive design tips, bargain-decorating projects, and total home makeover transformations inspired by her personal style and popular trends. Kelly is well known for her knack in re-purposing everyday items into extraordinary collectibles, creating accessible design while working within budget constraints, and crafting recipes for cleaning solutions.
Most recently Kelly has been seen on HOME & FAMILY, THE REAL, RACHEL RAY and THE MARIE SHOW. She has also been in the pages of national magazines such as Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Life & Style, Better Homes and Gardens, and is 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, Kelly is also a do-it-yourself darling with passion for all things from fabrics to foods and believes that every woman should bust out their power tools and start building!
The Chicago native has contributed to regular lifestyle segments on Chicago’s own WGN, appeared in Infomercials for Oreck, Circuit, Bladerunner and Mr. Ti, and makes appearances at home improvement and design trade shows nationwide.
She has also been a spokesperson for brands such as Clorox, Ebay, Waterpik as well as many other lifestyle brands. Her latest spokesperson role is for Lazboy as their new design expert. Currently, Kelly resides in sunny California and has a new design book out called “Design Cookbook: Recipes for a Stylish Home” that has topped Amazon’s best sellers list.