A graduate of UCLA's Professional Level Program in Interior Design and Architecture, Amy merges modern and classic aesthetics to create beautiful yet functional design.
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Education: Bachelor of Arts from Lewis & Clark College, Furniture Design Fellowship Bristol Polytechnic, Bristol England. Professional level Program Interior Design & Architecture from UCLA
Current Job: Owner of Amy Sklar Design
Why I should win HGTV Design Star:
I live for design and feel I have a voice and point of view that needs to be heard. I want to share my idea that you can build exquisite spaces by investing in special key pieces you will have for life and economizing on the trends. All the years of experience I have had in fields as varied as stand-up comedy, fine art, jewelry design, wardrobe styling and public relations have prepared me to effectively communicate these ideas.
Describe your design style in four words.
Eclectic, elegant, witty and comfortable
Who is your design icon?
What is your dream design project?
To renovate and decorate the mansion featured in the documentary Grey Gardens
Where do you get your inspiration?
The world of art and fashion
When designing, what can't you live without?
What are your most creative hours of the day?
Early morning and late in the evening
What do you think is the worst design trend?
Too much glam
What's one thing about you that would surprise people?
I used to follow the Grateful Dead.
Where's the farthest you've ever traveled from home?
Bali, for my honeymoon
What's your guilty pleasure?
What's your most unusual talent?
I can weld.
What word/phrase do you say way too often?
When I was a kid, I thought I would be:
Who's your hero?
What's your fashion style?
Scent: The orange blossoms from the tree in my backyard
Song: "This Is the Day" by The The
Food: Love to cook, love sushi; do not love to cook sushi
Magazine: The now-defunct Domino magazine
Movie: The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Wings of Desire
TV Show: Lost, 30 Rock and Top Chef
Room in your house: My bedroom
Room to design: Dining room
Thing in your home: Love the page from my husband's journal (when he was 10) that I had blown up and framed for our anniversary.
Hobbies: Cooking and gardening
Vacation destination: Quiet beach
HGTV show: Design Star
Design tip: Buy the best essential pieces you can afford and keep them for life.