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28 Nov

Shop the Show Influencer Q&A: Kelsey Nixon

Kelsey Nixon

Emmy-nominated TV personality, author, wife, mom, and cooking show host. 

A brand new season of Shop the Show at AmericasMart is coming in January! We’re checking in with each of our fabulous influencers, including lifestyle expert Kelsey Nixon. Kelsey is an Emmy-nominated TV personality, author, wife, mom, and cooking show host.

She hosts Kelsey’s Essentials and Kelsey’s Homemade on Cooking Channel and was a finalist on season 4 of Food Network Star. Kelsey’s cookbook Kitchen Confidence and her exclusive product line with HSN help home cooks navigate the kitchen with confidence. You can also catch Kelsey dishing about her favorite sweet treats on Unique Sweets and judging on Food Network favorites like Guy’s Grocery Games and Chopped Junior. Kelsey’s newest project, a family food game show titled Dinner Takes All, will premier in March of 2019. 

We checked in with this dynamic tastemaker to get an idea about what inspires her, find some fun facts and check out what trends she’s craving for 2019. Read on for more from Kelsey!


Fun Facts:

  • I almost always prefer a night in over a night out – I’m the ultimate homebody!
  • My favorite snack is Swiss cheese and dill pickles.
  • I take a hot bath nearly every night.

Inspired by:

Shea McGee – I love everything she’s doing. We went to college together, and It’s been so fun to watch her design career explode.

On the most important “ingredients” in her dream kitchen?

My dream kitchen is filled with bright, natural light and incredible ceiling details – big windows and accordion doors that open up to an outdoor dining space. It would be clean, yet filled with texture and dimension. Classics like marble and subway tile would be in there, along with some smart design decisions like hidden outlets and an “appliance garage” to keep counters clutter-free. There would be an island big enough for friends and family to sit and chat while I cook on the opposite side. I’d have a mix of open shelving (to admire dishes and serving platters that I love), top notch appliances with a few vintage pieces mixed in for character, and smart cabinets that make organization easy. 

Speaking of organization, I’d have a smartly designed butler’s pantry and a big walk-in pantry with everything labeled – just like it’s right off of The Home Edit’s Instagram feed!


3 Must-Haves for next season & beyond: 

Well, I have young kids, so these must-have materials will be kid-friendly (sorry, Lucite!):

  • Leather
  • Glazed Ceramics
  • Woven Materials


3 Go-To Colors for next season & beyond: 

  • Terracotta
  • Dusty blush
  • Rich greens

What’s new:

Breakfast is the new dinner.


Upcoming trends she’s scouting at market: 

Rich jewel tones, modern florals, bold patterns, and mixed metals. I’m looking to revamp my dining room, so I’ll have my eye open for a round dining table and a multifunctional buffet. I’m also excited to look for accessories and accents that bring more warmth and personality to our dining area – I have a goal to throw a dinner party every month during 2019!


Join Kelsey in the Fiestaware Demo Kitchen on Thursday, January 10 at 11 a.m. as she cooks up Sheet Pan Greek Chicken. This low maintenance dish is as simple as it is delicious, consistent with Kelsey’s popular and easy-going recipes. As seen on Kelsey’s Essentials and Kelsey’s Homemade on Cooking Channel, she will show home cooks how to navigate the kitchen with confidence.

Join us for an evening in Italy at our floor-wide cocktail party LA DOLCE VITA | A Shop The Show Soirée on Thursday, January 10 at 4 p.m. where you can mix and mingle with the Kelsey and the other Shop the Show influencers and enjoy hands-on entertaining and styling tips from these hostesses with the most. Author, entertaining expert and Italian cocktail guru Annette Joseph will bring her latest book, Cocktail Italiano, to life by sharing fun ideas for tabletop and outdoor entertaining, smart tips to ready your party pantry, and the most perfetto party aperitif. She will be joined by Kelsey who will dish about the essential recipes, techniques, and tools that new home cooks need in their back pocket, as well as signing copies of her latest book, Kitchen Confidence. Plus, Atlanta-based retailer and inspired influencer Mandy Kellogg Rye (Waiting on Martha) will show-and-tell some of her favorite creative ideas on tablescaping for holiday soirees. Don't miss your chance to mingle and raise your entertaining game while you enjoy light bites, giveaways, music and much more at this lively event.


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