Monica Pedersen Photo

I spotted this interview with designer Monica Pedersen in the Kansas City Star. Pedersen is best known for hosting Designed to Sell, Bang for Your Buck and Dream Home on the HGTV cable network.

For home decor trends, she says, "People are celebrating small spaces. The real-estate downturn has forced people to be more creative. They’re using versatile furniture like tables as desks and attractive storage pieces."

Outside Dining Idea

And I like her tip for your Thanksgiving table: "Line your napkins in brown velvet. It looks rich and then the napkins don’t scratch your face." Scratcy napkins are definitely a no-no!

Photos thanks to the Kansas City Star.