Amanda Lauren, freelance writer for Real Simple
Amanda Lauren, freelance writer for Real Simple

Amanda Lauren

Amanda Lauren is a Los Angeles–based contributor to a variety of publications, including Real Simple, Forbes, Forbes Global Properties, Reader's Digest, Simply Recipes, Bob Vila, and A Sweat Life. As an interior design expert she's appeared on Cheddar TV and Good Morning America to discuss design trends, and has had two home decor lines: creating a holiday placemat line with Elizabeth Sutton Collection, as well as designing The Hamptons Collection for ArtSugar. On top of creating design and lifestyle content, Amanda hosts the Bougie Adjacent podcast where she interviews celebrities, influencers, and entrepreneurs. She appreciates both traditional and contemporary interior designs and believes pink can be incorporated into any room of the home.
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