Domesticity turned divine, Sonya Nimri's inspiration derives from a love of working with people and reinventing the ordinary into something extraordinary.
Sonya has written two books, including Beadalicious and Just for the Frill of It, both published by Random House. She has contributed innovative art projects to a variety of books and magazines, including Signature Styles, Girlsworld Guide to Friendship Crafts, Flowers that Wow, Beautiful Beaded Home, A Very Beaded Christmas, Altered Couture, Craft: and the LA Times.
In addition to her published work, Sonya co-hosted an episode of Deserving Design with Vern Yip on HGTV, designed the set and created all of the crafts for a series of how-to projects for the internationally distributed craft series Raven-Symone Presents and toured as Michaels Stores national spokesperson by appearing on network morning shows to teach brides-to-be how to create the wedding of their dreams. She also represented Scholastic's Klutz line of books and craft kits as their Chief Executive Crafter and appeared on shopping networks for Provo Craft.
Sonya mentored a young Texan for the award winning show Faking It on TLC. In 2004, she was one of three finalists in the Today Show's search for its "domestic diva." Sonya has appeared as a regular guest on television shows, such as SoapTalk (SoapNet), Smart Solutions (HGTV), World at Your Table (Fine Living Network), Craftlab (DIY Network) and many other network news shows.
Beyond TV, Sonya has designed a table for Elle Décor/Tatinger's "Dining By Design" fundraiser at the Design Institute Foundation's event benefit to fight AIDS, designs interiors for Anthropologie and makes props for magazine and catalog photo shoots. She's also an artist-in-residence at UCLA's Family Commons, teaching art classes to creative souls of all ages. For more information, visit sonyastyle.com.