With her bubbly personality, radiant smile, and killer sense of style- you may consider Kelly Edwards the girl next door. But don’t be fooled- this gal is a force to be reckoned with. She’s got a blossoming portfolio, an impressive television career under her belt (HGTV’s “Design on a Dime” as well as STYLE Network’s “Tacky House”), a recent book (The Design Cookbook), and a new venture as the La-Z-Boy Design Expert. And if we’re being honest… we’ve got a feeling Kelly’s just getting started. We took 5 minutes to find out what fuels her:

MY LIGHT BULB MOMENT:
Oh boy…I feel like I have one of these everyday.  They always happen after 5pm.

I CAN’T START MY DAY UNTIL:
I drink my coffee.  I’d drink a whole pot if you let me.

SUCCESS IS: 
Being happy.

YOU’LL NEVER SEE ME WITHOUT:
My Chapstick.  I’m addicted.

MY DREAM COLLABORATION:
Is with a hotel chain.  I’d love to design spaces for them.

THE ONLY PLACE BETTER THAN NYC: 
Chicago.  My heart is in Chicago.  I’d move back in a second.

WHEN I FEEL UNINSPIRED: 
I run.  It’s my meditation.

ADVICE I WISH I HAD 5 YEARS AGO:
Don’t bother comparing yourself to anyone else.  The only thing that matters is what you’re doing.

IN 5 YEARS FIND ME:
Bicoastal!

ABOVE ALL ELSE:
Family and friends are the most important things in life.

To learn more about Kelly Edwards, click here