Trendsettetters – Monica Pedersen shares her Must Have Spring Picks

Whether she’s renovating homes on a budget for HGTV’s Designed to Sell; offering design expertise on NBC’s American Dream Builders; or showcasing her vision of entertaining at its best in her book, Make it Beautiful ($35, Agate), interior designer Monica Pedersen brings an unapologetic North Shore aesthetic to everything she does. Her book is filled with visions of preppy golf outings, chic garden parties and bridal showers on the porch; her furniture collection for Abbyson Living features elegant tufted sofas and linen chairs with nailhead trim; and her Make it Beautiful Collection, featuring luxurious draperies and decorative pillows, is practically made-to-order for any North Shore home, including her own. A Highland Park resident married to a Lake Forest native, Pedersen draws design inspiration from her own life, which includes the recent addition of baby girl Holly, now 20 months. “Motherhood has given me a whole new appreciation for women who are raising families, working and doing it all,” she says. No doubt Pedersen, with her boundless energy, unbridled enthusiasm and megawatt smile, will not only show us how to do it, but how to do it stylishly. – See more at: http://www.modernluxury.com/ns/story/trendsetters#sthash.hKIzirM1.dpuf

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