Meet the Designers of Takeover My Makeover
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Born and raised in New York, Frank Fontana first took the domestic arts learned from his Italian mother and grandmother to West Palm Beach, Fla., where he formed Icon Entertainment Productions, a top event planning/design business. He made the move to L.A. five years ago, planning events for some of Hollywood's biggest names. Fontana turned his attention to interior design as well and Frank Fontana Designs handles residential, office and commercial projects. He burst onto the TV scene in 2005 when he won ABC's The Great Domestic Showdown.
As the only child of a superior court judge, Kelli Ellis learned at a young age the importance of diplomacy and balance—in life as well as in a room's design! She earned a bachelor's degree in communications and marketing and, following in her father's footsteps, applied to law school. After long nights in the law library, Ellis decided to leave the courtroom behind and pursue her passions by attending the Interior Design Institute in Newport Beach. For the past six years, Ellis' client base has expanded across the country. While expanding Kelli Ellis Interiors, Inc., she's been occupied with her greatest accomplishments—two beautiful daughters who reside with her in Southern California.
Veteran TV designer, Valerie Bickford has become popular for her amazing room transformations on a shoestring budget. She designed for TLC's Clean Sweep, hosted/designed for A&E's Makeover Mamas and is currently proud to be a part of the HGTV family with Takeover My Makeover. Bickford is known for her dramatic style. It's grand, simple and elegant with an eye for the family on a budget. She has appeared on The Sharon Osbourne Show, Soap Talk, KPTV Fox Network and KGW Morning News. She's also written design advice for Woman's World magazine, TV Guide, Star Magazine and The Tampa Tribune and had numerous radio appearances. For more information, visit www.valeriebhome.com.
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