Feb 19, 2014

DIY Network's Alison Victoria will be "crashing" the Johnson County Home & Garden Show in just a couple weeks, appearing live onstage Saturday and Sunday only, March 1-2, 2014.

As the first female host of Kitchen Crashers, Alison surprises homeowners around the country with incredible kitchen redesigns completed in just three days. In 2007, she launched her own line of modern luxury furniture, AVC, that takes the concept of contemporary glamour to a whole new level.

Get to Know Alison Victoria

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 crab meat.

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 inspires your career?

Bethany Frankel. I like her honesty, humility and that she gets to do what she loves.

Describe your design style in five words or fewer.

Eclectic, clean lines, texture, bold prints and color.

What was your first ever DIY project?

Painted my friend's furniture in her bedroom when I was 9 years old.

What design/gardening trend or item are you coveting this season?

Down draft by Jenn Air.

What is your 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?

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 favorite 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 get too trendy in their design.

Don’t miss Alison Victoria at our
Johnson County Home & Garden Show (Feb. 28 - March 2)!