We are tremendously honored (and crazy giddy!) to welcome the lovely Jennifer Bertrand as this year’s S’Mores and Pours Emcee!

Jennifer Bertrand is best known as the winner of HGTV’s ‘Design Star’ drawing over 5 million viewers to her no-nonsense, accessible approach to making positive and impactful design changes without breaking the bank.  She is also the winner of Angie’s List first ever “Sleep Sanctuary” contest in conjunction with Arianna Huffington’s book “The Sleep Revolution” mastering a bedroom design to meet the 5 rules of a well-designed bedroom as outlined in Arianna’s book.

And since winning, she has continued to share her passion for interiors through her design firm with projects collaborating with the Ronald McDonald House Charities working with the NFL, MLB, and MLS. On top of that she is designing homes both locally and even abroad in Costa Rica which is as fun as it sounds and is currently working on a NICU respite space in Chicago’s Northwestern Hospital.  Her brand adventures include serving on Monogram’s Design Council, being an NKBA insider, hosting podcasts for the NKBA, presenting at KBIS’ Voices of the Industry, and hosting videos for brands like Pella Windows.

 Bertrand currently is the designer on Lifetime channel’s “Military Makeover” with host Montel Williams and has appeared in countless media outlets such as USA TodayThe New York Post, Rachel Ray Magazine, Life & Style Magazine, InStyle Magazine and is a frequent contributor to various news and social media outlets. 

Praised as ‘engaging, expressive and funny’ by Hallmark, Jennifer currently travels the country as a national speaker for a variety of industry events and brands.  Jennifer currently resides in Weatherby Lake, Missouri with her husband Chris, their son Winston and their adorable rescue dogs. 

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