Susie Coelho is a best selling author and home style guru. Her ambition and talent have led her to successfully cross over from home to garden to entertaining.
Susie's accessible friendly style and straightforward advice has made her a favorite with fans. The only lifestyle expert with the more than 20 years of on-cameraexperience as a television personality, she has had a presence on Home and Garden Television for the last eight years. Her most recent show, HGTV's outdoor design show, "Outer Spaces," has been on the air for three years; before that she was a forerunner in the makeover genre with her hit HGTC show,"Suprise Gardener," which ran for five years. She has appeared on more than 250 HGTV episodes to date.
She is also the best selling author of two books, "Susie Coelho's Everyday Styling: Easy Tips for Home, Garden and Entertaining" and "Styling for Entertaining: 8 Simple Steps, 12 Miracle Makeovers".
Embraced by the media, Susie has been described by The New York Times as "the effervescent cable television design guru who takes an infectious gung-ho approach..." It also points out that "the effect is frolicsom rather than egotistical." In addition to her work with HGTV, Susie is a frequent contributor and style expert for "The View", "The Today Show", and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" .
Susie's recently launched her first collection of stylish and versatile home basics and decor called Susie Coelho Style in an exclusive licensing partnership with Mervyns. The collections include bedding, bath, tabletop and home decor.
Susie's eclectic background and multi-cultural upbringing have influenced her approach to design and connect her to a broad consumer audience. Her inspirational approach helps teach people and cultivate their own individual style.
Susie started her career as a successsful Ford model in New York. Later, she became a host of HBO's"Entertainment News". While married to Sonny Bono, Susie also designed and ran two successful "Bono's" restaurants.
In addition to her career as a restauranteur, she was also a successful retail entrepreneur acquiring and selling celebrity collections with her "A Star is Worn" stores, in Los Angeles, California. During that time, Susie simultaneously pursued her philanthropic interests and coined "clothes aid," making both clothing and financial contributions to more than 100 charities and non-profit organizations.
A true Renaissance woman with international style, Susie is of East Indian heritage, and was raised in England, France, and Washington D.C.