Vanessa Deleon is one of 12 contestants on NBC's reality competition series "American Dream Builders."
Deleon is known for her modern and stylized interiors with classic décor, which she brings to life in high-end residential homes, commercial venues and hospitality facilities. She finds inspiration in her Cuban roots and the art deco styling that so strongly influences her culture. Deleon describes her signature style as "Glamilistic," in which she combines streamlined minimalism with glamorous details.
After starting off in her family's furniture business designing for customers, Deleon created Vanessa Deleon Associates, with locations in Edgewater, New Jersey and New York City. In addition to her degree from Berkeley College for Interior Design, she holds a degree in fashion merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology and studied at the Feng Shui Institute of America.
Deleon was a featured designer on the hit Food Network program "Restaurant: Impossible," helping turn around failing restaurants around the country. Deleon's television credits also include HGTV's "Generation Renovation," "Designer's Challenge," "Bang for Your Buck" and "Design Star." She currently has her own segment with New York's Pix 11's "Vanessa to the Rescue" and is the host of "Your Place Is a Deal Breaker" on the YouTube channel Spaces TV.
In 2007 Deleon was named as the Rising Star of Interior Design by the International Furnishings and Design Association. Her expertise and projects have been featured in numerous publications, including New York Spaces, Interior Design, (201) Home, Latina magazine, Time, Entertainment and Cosmopolitan. Her most recent project has included a tour as the Ikea spokesperson for "How To" seminars in multiple cities across the U.S.
Deleon is an allied member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association).
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