FOUNDER. DESIGNER. PRODUCER. TV PERSONALITY. ENTREPRENEUR. MOM.
Discovered by Nate Berkus and quickly named his "Favorite DIYer" Monica's Guest Appearances on The Nate Berkus Show began a career as a TV host and On Air Expert. Co-Hosting her own design series for ABC, Serving as the Home Expert on Live! with Kelly, and serving as the EP and Host of The Weekender Makeover series are a few of her favorite professional accomplishments.
Transitioning from being in front of the camera to behind it, Monica's work as a producer and content director has become one of her biggest passions. East Coast Creative Productions opened in 2015 with The Weekender Makeover Series and has many new projects releasing in 2017.
As a designer, Monica prides herself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability. Her philosophy of authenticity + attainability have made her one of the leading DIY Interior Designers in the US. Her work has been featured in countless magazines, but she takes the most pride in homeowners that have been inspired by her design and tried something in their own homes.
Constantly trending, never trendy is our approach to social media and the reach/influence that EC2 has. We strive for authenticity on all of our platforms, and love solid, organic collaborations. Monica has been a spokesperson for multiple Fortune 500 companies, but is equally as passionate about working with tiny mom-and-pop businesses as well.
MOM. WIFE. FRIEND.
Hi! It's me, Monica. I started writing this section in 3rd person, ("Monica and her husband live outside Philadelphia with their 4 kids") but, it just felt too weird and not at all like me. So... this is where I'll tell you a bit about myself for real. I'm a driven girl-boss to the core. It took me a little while to figure that out and be okay accepting the fact that I love to work and create and am never willing to settle and always looking for the next challenge. I'm married to Eric and he's legitimately my perfect match– we aren't your typical lovey-dovey couple, but we encourage each other, support each other, embrace a whole lot of sarcasm, and overall love doing life together! We have 4 kids (Kenzie, Kaden , Kira & Callen) which means we live in controlled chaos! We eat dinner as a family almost every night (except for when I'm traveling– in which case Eric makes his somewhat infamous Rice, Broccoli, and Eggs for dinner– I still don't understand where that came from.) and just really enjoy being together. Our oldest just turned 14, so if you check back on this page in a few months, I might have deleted that last sentence– so far these teen years are no joke! Yikes! We have an awesome community of friends and family and people around us that are amazing and we're thankful that they've chosen to walk alongside us during this crazy journey. So, that's about it–Monica in a nutshell.
Oh wait, No, a few more important things you should know... 1) Mashed potatoes are my favorite food. 2) I LOVE coffee, even if my friends make fun of me and call it "milk"– it's a Latte! 3) My boys are the sweetest and I'm SO thankful to have 2 sons, 4) My girls are Mini-Monica's which means they're strong willed, sassy, and will do BIG things someday, but raising them might be the end of me! 5) My husband already has my funeral song picked out (Mmm. by Crash Test Dummies) and I love that so much even though it's really weird. It's like the sweetest thing ever in our world.