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Laurie Smith

Interior Designer from TLC's "Trading Spaces" & Author of "Discovering Home: Find Your Personal Style"

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 Laurie Smith Biography

Laurie Smith was one of the first designers to hit the airwaves on TLC’s breakout hit show Trading Spaces in 1999. For ten seasons, and multiple Emmy nominations, fans were able to see Laurie’s modern classic design each week as she remade a space in just 48 hours.

In 2018, Trading Spaces rebooted on TLC and was nominated for an E! People’s Choice Award.

After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from SMU in Dallas, she worked in Marketing at Turner Network Television (TNT) in Atlanta before moving to Manhattan to attend the New York School of Interior Design. After graduating, while working for an architecture firm, she attended classes at the New York School of Film and Television.

From the exposure that Trading Spaces has afforded her, Laurie has branched her style and eye for design into various lines of products as well as lecturing and public speaking. Laurie was a guest speaker with the Women of Faith conferences in 2004 on an 8 city tour.

Launching in 2005, the Laurie Smith fabric line was unveiled selling exclusively through Hancock Fabrics. The line, which includes 40 different patterns, allowed consumers to use quality, vibrant material in various home decoration projects. A successful national commercial campaign awarded Laurie a secondary line of fabrics for juveniles that proved to be a popular addition the successful collection.

Additionally, in 2004 Laurie began a relationship with Lane Home Furnishings appearing as their spokesperson through national commercials and in-store appearances to launch Lane’s independent furniture stores across the country. Other commercial work involves Zaxby’s in 2007.

In November of 2005, fans were able to purchase Laurie’s first book, Discovering Home – Find Your Personal Style, which takes the reader through her personal, documented journey of renovation and design of her mid-century home. The book was recognized by The Library of Congress in 2006 with a National Book Award nomination, making it a “how to” manual for anyone wanting to plan, shape and redefine a space in their house.

January 2009 marked the release of Laurie’s lighting line with the Charleston manufacturer Quoizel Lighting. Laurie’s collection, Illuminations, classic design for a modern life, is currently available through retailers nationwide, including Lowes. Laurie also served as the on camera spokesperson for the American Lighting Association in 2011.

Laurie has appeared on The View, several times on The Today Show, where she decorated Katie Couric’s office, and has been featured in numerous magazines, such as House Beautiful, House & Garden, Metropolitan Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Woman’s Day, Guidepost, O Magazine and People.

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Laurie Smith

Interior Designer from TLC's "Trading Spaces" & Author of "Discovering Home: Find Your Personal Style"

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Laurie Smith Biography

Laurie Smith was one of the first designers to hit the airwaves on TLC’s breakout hit show Trading Spaces in 1999. For ten seasons, and multiple Emmy nominations, fans were able to see Laurie’s modern classic design each week as she remade a space in just 48 hours.

In 2018, Trading Spaces rebooted on TLC and was nominated for an E! People’s Choice Award.

After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from SMU in Dallas, she worked in Marketing at Turner Network Television (TNT) in Atlanta before moving to Manhattan to attend the New York School of Interior Design. After graduating, while working for an architecture firm, she attended classes at the New York School of Film and Television.

From the exposure that Trading Spaces has afforded her, Laurie has branched her style and eye for design into various lines of products as well as lecturing and public speaking. Laurie was a guest speaker with the Women of Faith conferences in 2004 on an 8 city tour.

Launching in 2005, the Laurie Smith fabric line was unveiled selling exclusively through Hancock Fabrics. The line, which includes 40 different patterns, allowed consumers to use quality, vibrant material in various home decoration projects. A successful national commercial campaign awarded Laurie a secondary line of fabrics for juveniles that proved to be a popular addition the successful collection.

Additionally, in 2004 Laurie began a relationship with Lane Home Furnishings appearing as their spokesperson through national commercials and in-store appearances to launch Lane’s independent furniture stores across the country. Other commercial work involves Zaxby’s in 2007.

In November of 2005, fans were able to purchase Laurie’s first book, Discovering Home – Find Your Personal Style, which takes the reader through her personal, documented journey of renovation and design of her mid-century home. The book was recognized by The Library of Congress in 2006 with a National Book Award nomination, making it a “how to” manual for anyone wanting to plan, shape and redefine a space in their house.

January 2009 marked the release of Laurie’s lighting line with the Charleston manufacturer Quoizel Lighting. Laurie’s collection, Illuminations, classic design for a modern life, is currently available through retailers nationwide, including Lowes. Laurie also served as the on camera spokesperson for the American Lighting Association in 2011.

Laurie has appeared on The View, several times on The Today Show, where she decorated Katie Couric’s office, and has been featured in numerous magazines, such as House Beautiful, House & Garden, Metropolitan Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Woman’s Day, Guidepost, O Magazine and People.

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FAQs on booking Laurie Smith

  • How to book Laurie Smith?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Laurie Smith for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Laurie Smith, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Laurie Smith or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Laurie Smith?

    Booking fees for Laurie Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laurie Smith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Laurie Smith?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laurie Smith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laurie Smith for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Laurie Smith or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Laurie Smith or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Laurie Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Laurie Smith for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Laurie Smith generally travels from MS, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Constance Ramos, Alison Victoria, Paige Hemmis, Summer Baltzer and Vern Yip. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Laurie Smith for an upcoming event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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