Debbie’s innate ability to connect has made her an inspiration for people everywhere. Home designer, television host and producer, best-selling author, sought-after public speaker, and host of her Tuscan getaways, Debbie pours her heart into every part of her business empire and motivates everyone to find their own, personal joy.
Born in England, Debbie transformed her early training at Art College and a career as a fashion model into television production. She married and moved to Canada at 30, started a paint and design business and became a leader in the paint and decorating business in North America. Her special talent for design coupled with her dry British wit made Debbie Travis a beloved television icon around the world.
"Paint is her passion. She can do things with paint that you’ve never seen before. Travis is the master of paint and plaster."
— Oprah Winfrey
In 1995 Debbie created one of North America’s first decorating shows, Debbie Travis’ Painted House. This successful series was followed by Debbie Travis’ Facelift, From the Ground Up and All for One. Debbie has made guest appearances on Oprah, Regis and Kelly, Marilyn Denis, Good Morning America and many more.
Based on her television series, Debbie has authored 8 books on design and decorating, followed by Not Guilty, which shares her mostly comical experiences and advice on being a working mom.
Widening her sphere of influence, Debbie came to a crossroad in her life and moved in another direction. Recognizing the need to revitalize her life, she transformed a centuries-old Tuscan farmhouse and 100-acre property and created a series of weeklong getaways where like-minded women can come to refresh their lives.
Debbie’s new book, Design Your Next Chapter, How to Realize Your Dreams and Reinvent Your Life, draws from ten years of these retreats and acts as a guide to women who ask themselves what comes next.
Debbie’s working farm produces an exceptional organic olive oil and lavender products. Debbie continues to build her brand with her stunning collection of Tuscan-inspired jewelry, home décor products, delicious wines and more.Debbie continues to make home life beautiful. Her tips and sources for great design and decorating appear weekly in House to Home, her syndicated newspaper columns.