Lonni owns a successful design business in her hometown of Los Angeles and describes her design style as contemporary and transitional.
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Education: 3 years at BYU and studied at the UCLA Professional Level Architecture and Interior Design program
Current Job: Interior designer
Why I should win HGTV Design Star:
My elegant and simple design sensibility will bring an original and sophisticated point of view to HGTV. (And I'm a lot of fun!)
Describe your design style in four words.
Upscale, modern, stylish and simple
Who is your design icon?
What is your dream design project?
Where do you get your inspiration?
Fashion, art and architecture
When designing, what can't you live without?
What are your most creative hours of the day?
Middle of the night
What do you think is the worst design trend?
Wallpaper that matches drapery that matches upholstery
What's one thing about you that would surprise people?
I'm a goofy, spontaneous perfectionist.
Where's the farthest you've ever traveled from home?
To Cape Town, South Africa, on a modeling assignment after Mandela was elected — the atmosphere was electric.
What's your guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate chips and a cup of herbal peppermint tea
What's your most unusual talent?
I perform musicals in my living room but I can't sing. I do very good impersonations of people.
What word/phrase do you say way too often?
When I was a kid, I thought I would be:
Who's your hero?
My dad (I know, but really, it's my dad.)
What's your fashion style?
Scent: Lavender, but I hate perfumed anything. It gives me a headache and makes me sneeze.
Music: Pop/alternative rock
Song: "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt and "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts
Magazine: Elle Decor and Metropolitan Home
Movie: There's Something About Mary
TV Show: 24 and American Idol
Room in your house: Living room
Room to design: All of them
Thing in your home: My kids
Hobbies: Sculpting, watching movies and scrapbooking
Vacation destination: Maldive Islands
HGTV show: Design Star (yes, really) and Divine Design
Design Tip: Simplicity is elegance.