Known for her fantastic dry British wit, Debbie Travis is the centre of a small business empire that has made her a beloved household name and television icon around the world. Her popular TV shows have aired in more than 80 countries, her weekly syndicated newspaper column draws more than six million readers, she’s published 10 bestselling books sold worldwide, and her branded product line covers everything from home décor to wine.
Travis is the creator of one of North America’s first decorating shows, the popular Debbie Travis’ Painted House, which ran for 13 seasons. She followed this up with one of the first reality TV design shows, Debbie Travis’ Facelift. She also starred in two primetime shows, From the Ground Up and All for One, as well as a heart-warming and often hilarious mini-series La Dolce Debbie, where she restored a 13th century Tuscan ruin into a gorgeous boutique hotel.
Today, Travis’ production company, WAMGRP, produces award-winning documentary series for a variety of major networks — including CBC and Discovery — and has garnered more than 45 Gemini nominations and several wins. Travis also runs a luxury boutique hotel in Tuscany, Villa Reniella, where she hosts girls’ getaways and corporate events.
A bestselling author, Travis has published 10 books, with her most recent being Design Your Next Chapter: How to Realize Your Dreams and Reinvent Your Life. This book is a heartwarming, enlightening, and laugh-out-loud mix of self-help and autobiography on how to reinvent yourself after one chapter closes.