Amanda Lauren Title: Freelance Writer Education: Bucknell University Location: Los Angeles, California Expertise: Lifestyle, Interior design Amanda Lauren is a contributor to Forbes, Forbes Global Properties, Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, Simply Recipes, Bob Vila, and A Sweet Life, among other publications, writing about interior design and various lifestyle topics. She also hosts a podcast called Bougie Adjacent where she interviews celebrities, influencers, and entrepreneurs. Amanda appreciates traditional and contemporary interior designs and believes pink can be incorporated into any room of the home. HighlightsForbes contributorLine of holiday placemats with Elizabeth Sutton CollectionDesigned The Hamptons Collection For ArtSugar Experience Amanda contributes regularly to Forbes and other publications about interior design and lifestyle topics. She also hosts a podcast called Bougie Adjacent where she interviews celebrities, influencers, and entrepreneurs about their homes, products, and lifestyle. Amanda has had two home decor lines, including a holiday placemat line with Elizabeth Sutton Collection. She also designed The Hamptons Collection for ArtSugar. In addition to providing her expertise for many publications regularly, she has appeared on Cheddar TV and Good Morning America to discuss design trends. Education Amanda has a B.S. in Theater from Bucknell University. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.