Jan 10, 2014

       If your kitchen is due for an update, ALISON VICTORIA of the DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers, is the person to see. Appearing both Saturday and Sunday at our Home and Remodeling Show in Chantilly, Alison is ready to share her tips with you on style, beauty, and simplicity! 

Get to know Alison below...

  • What three items do you always keep in your tool purse? 
    • Tape measure and a big makeup bag (I do all my own makeup for the show)
  • What was your first job?
    • Sandwich Artist at Subway – my favorite sandwich was crabmeat
  • How were you discovered? 
    • I was a designer in Chicago and got a random call for a pilot show and that is what started all the fun
  • What famous figure(s) inspires your career?  
    • lipstick: partially used red lipstick
    • Bethany Frankel – I like her honesty, humility and that she gets to do what she loves  
  • Describe your design style in five words or less. 
    • Eclectic, clean lines, texture, bold prints and color
  • What was your first ever DIY project?  
    • Painted my friends furniture in her bedroom when I was 9 years
  • What design/gardening trend or item are you coveting this season? 
    • Down draft by Jenn Air
  • What is your favourite room in your home and why? 
    • My office. It is my sanctuary and has all the things that I love. A big comfy reading chair and a lot of photos. 
  • The last item you bought or crafted for your home?  
    • Measure tape: With some perspective and white background. Used a Lastolite on a window to create some cheap area lighting.
    • A chair that I designed for a charity event. It is in my walk in closet.
  • What’s your personal mantra? 
    • Feel the fear, have doubts and then just go for it.
  • What is the most challenging part of your job?  
    • Remembering to lead with respect and helping my contracts to be part of the team.
  • What is your favourite design or garden-related phone app? 
    • Benjamin Moore app  
  • What is your favorite organizational tip?  
    • Everything needs to have a place or home, it creates calm
  • What is your design or gardening pet peeve?  
    • When people go too trendy in their design 

    Don't miss Alison LIVE on stage at the show! 

JAN 17-19, 2013