Amanda Lauren Title: Freelance Contributor Education: Bucknell University Location: Los Angeles, CA 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 Sweat Life among other publications, writing about interior design and lifestyle. 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 Lauren 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. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.