“When Amanda Aerin walks in the room, she’s the type of human that makes you take notice. She has undeniable style, rocking her leopard print booties and her signature blond (sometimes pink) pixie cut. Her confidence rubs off on the people in her halo, and you immediately feel how real she is when she talks about loving a good deal as much as the rest of us”- Amanda Cockburn, Founder GEM Conference

A designer, TV personality, and lifestyle expert who got her start as a house flipper, Amanda has become an influential Canadian voice in home renovation and decor over the last 20 years. Modern with an eclectic twist, a dramatic take on tradition, glamour meets whimsyher signature style is as boundary-pushing as it is timeless. Her Toronto-based design firm and creative agency Amanda Aerin Design is redefining modern luxury, creating curated moments of comfort and connection for families.

She also brings her trademark style to commercial projects and collaborations with major brands like Canadian Tire, Urban Barn, Indigo, Kim Crawford Wines, Whirlpool, and Sunwing. For 9 Seasons Amanda has enjoyed being an in-house design expert on CTV Canada’s popular home and lifestyle program The Marilyn Denis Show and an in-demand advisor and trend forecaster for companies in the home decor industry.

Her design work has been recognized in national print publications such as Canadian Living Magazine, Western Living Magazine, BC Home and Garden Magazine, House & Home Magazine to name a few. As a mother of five and CEO who is always on the go, Amanda loves sharing how-tos with audiences to help them bring functional style to any space, even if they don’t have “an eye for design” or a roomy budget. She also hosts creative workshops and keynote talks for fellow women in business.


Amanda Aerin ( Forrest) appears regularly on CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show, CTV Morning Live and Toronto’s Your Morning.

Join me for wine tasting and design at the Kim Crawford Wine Experience booth I designed for our opening night party Thursday September 26th, 2019.

GEM Conference Ottawa was a SOLD OUT Event May 30th. GEM was nothing short of a magical experience to realign purpose, redefine career/business goals, and ignite the creative spirit. Thank you to all who attended!

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Past speaking engagements include:

  • Interior Design Show West: Keynote Speaker Interior Design Trends & Stylist Secrets
  • International Builders Show– Las Vegas Nevada
  • National Home Show Toronto HGTV Main Stage
  • BC Home & Garden Show-Vancouver BC Hydro Main Stage
  • Calgary Home & Garden Show

“I had the honor of working with Amanda at Toronto’s National Home Show. Amanda was one of Nuheat’s sponsored celebrity speakers. I was impressed with her ability to inspire the audience with amazing ideas. In addition to mastering her craft of creating gorgeous spaces, Amanda is also a well-spoken presenter who offers valuable ideas and insights with casual ease and confidence.”

Christy Fabros, Public Relations and Marketing Strategist

“Amanda has great advice, is a fantastic speaker, and her stories and lessons were relevant to every person in our session. She had great examples of ways to apply her design concepts and DIY ideas to our audience. Great “how to” presenter.”  

Denise Hayward, Show Manager Toronto Home Shows-Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)