Kristi Nelson’s Historic Hilgard Estate Kicks-off Season of New Beautiful Homes Series on HGTV


Los Angeles, CA – March 08, 2012 … The historic home of Kristi Nelson, interior designer and managing partner of KMNelson Design, LLC (, kicked-off the first episode of HGTV’s Beautiful Homes design show developed by the network for its 2012 season of original programming aimed at Design and Pop culture fans ( The Hilgard Estate in Holmby Hills by KMND, LLC anchored a four-home tour episode of Beautiful Homes entitled Spectacular Views & Amazing Architecture (BH101), along with a massive Mediterranean estate in Brentwood, a Studio City home modeled after an 18th-century Italian villa, and a modern mansion in Hollywood Hills.

“So much of what I do in design is about making luxury comfortable and livable,” says interior designer Kristi Nelson. “I get to create emotional responses with color, texture and unique pieces reflective of an individual’s personality when I design a room,” adds Nelson. “It’s the details that create warmth and memories such as family heirlooms or a special piece found at auction that are what make a home truly beautiful.”  

Beautiful Homes will also feature the design work of KMNelson Design, LLC in the spring of 2012 for the design firm’s Lady In Waiting woodland-themed room at the 2011 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. To schedule an interview with Kristi Nelson, contact Shaun Thompson, Shaun Thompson PR: (310) 838-0444 or email: For design and source information contact: Kristi Nelson, KMNelson Design, LLC, 320 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 441.0026.

About Kristi Nelson / KMNelson Design LLC
Kristi is recognized in the world of design for her timeless style and sinuous use of interior architecture, proportion, scale, and color. Her interiors are an artful expression of the people who live fully in them. Kristi received her Masters degree in both Studio Art and Art History from the Paris American Academy, as well as undergraduate degrees in the same curriculum. She brings a life long passion for color, Classicism, and 18th and 19th
century period architecture and decorative arts to her Los Angeles design practice, KMNelson Design, LLC (, a full service residential and commercial interior design atelier with clients worldwide.

About Beautiful Homes
Airs Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT. Launched in January 2012, Beautiful Homes takes viewers inside the gated communities, prestigious neighborhoods and most magnificent residences from around the world. From traditional classic abodes to fantastic contemporary retreats, it's the ultimate in home design and offers a rare peek into an exclusive lifestyle. Beautiful Homes features interviews from the top decorators, architects and designers who use their expertise and professional design secrets on thousands of square feet with an unlimited budget.

About HGTV
America's leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website,, the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month.  The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

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Contact: Shaun Thompson