Kelly Edwards, Host & Lifestyle Expert

Kelly's extensive hosting and design experience spans various television networks and web platforms, including HGTV, Style Network, OWN Network, and AWE Network, among others. She has showcased her talent and charisma on popular shows like "Design on a Dime," "Find Me a Luxury Home," and "DIY Housecall," earning her widespread recognition and acclaim in the industry. Most recently you can catch Kelly in action on HGTV's latest hit, "Backed by the Bros," where she's teaming up with the Property Brothers as their go-to designer. Together, they're on a mission to help homeowners maximize their investment properties and get the biggest bang for their buck.

She has also effectively served as a brand ambassador and spokesperson for numerous national brands, significantly increasing their sales and visibility through strategic print, news, and social media campaigns. As a captivating public speaker, the Chicago native has contributed to regular lifestyle segments on hundreds of news stations nationwide, appeared in several infomercials, satellite media tours and regularly makes public appearances at home improvement and design trade shows. She has been featured in the pages of Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Life & Style, as well as Better Homes and Gardens.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Kelly holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of St. Francis and has received numerous awards and accolades, including being crowned Miss Romeoville in 1994 and authoring the bestselling book, "Design Cookbook: Recipes for a Stylish Home". She is also a licensed luxury real estate agent in Southern California where her tenure at Compass further underscores her proficiency in market analysis, targeted marketing campaigns, and negotiation skills, resulting in high-value transactions and exceeding client expectations.

The Design Cookbook - Recipes for a Stylish Home

The Design Cookbook: Recipes for a Stylish Home

Through stunning photographs and step-by-step instructions, designer and lifestyle expert Kelly Edwards brings a myriad of looks, tastes, and approaches to chic home design in this guidebook. From the kitchen and the bedroom to the home office and the out-of-doors, Kelly illustrates how to achieve the best color, texture, proportion, and overall design aesthetic and passes along decorating tips from amazing designers and tastemakers. Individual chapters contain a wide array of images and inspiration for the respective spaces along with an assortment of do-it-yourself “recipes” to achieve just the right personality.