Monica Pedersen


Show host for Blank Canvas:
Monica Pedersen

With her father's handyman skills and her mother's talent for sewing, lifestyle expert and television host, Monica Pedersen, is a self-taught designer who cultivated her passion for textiles while traveling the world as a successful fashion model.

Host of HGTV's Kitchen and Bath 2008, HGTV's Dream Home 2008, Dream Home 2009 and an upcoming holiday special, Monica is a frequent guest on shows like Live With Regis and Kelly and NBC's ‘Today’ show, among others, and her work has been featured in a range of publications, including Domino, Chicago Home & Garden, HGTV Ideas, North Shore Magazine, and the Home section of the Chicago Tribune.

Incorporating what she calls her ‘fabric obsession’ into most of her designs, Monica works with private clients, is the Chicago-based designer of HGTV’s Designed to Sell, and is currently overseeing the renovation of The Deer Path Inn, a Historic Hotel of America, in Lake Forest, Illinois.