Hilary Farr

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Hilary Farr
BornHilary Labow
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationDesigner
CEO of Hilary Farr's Designs
Television host
Years active2008–present
Notable credit(s)Love It or List It
(2008–present)
Net worthIncrease US$7 million (est.)
Website
www.hilaryfarrdesign.com
 
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Hilary Farr
BornHilary Labow
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationDesigner
CEO of Hilary Farr's Designs
Television host
Years active2008–present
Notable credit(s)Love It or List It
(2008–present)
Net worthIncrease US$7 million (est.)
Website
www.hilaryfarrdesign.com

Hilary Farr is an international home designer and co-host of the Love It or List It television show, along with David Visentin. The show is broadcast on the VIVA, both American and Canadian versions of the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, HGTV and W Network. In Spain, the show is broadcast with dual sound-track (Spanish voices-over / English) on Divinity. Farr is a native of Toronto, Ontario.

Early life[edit]

Farr was born in Toronto, but grew up in London, United Kingdom. She was initially interested in pursuing theatre. Her first dabbling with interior design came from helping her mother hunt down unexpected pieces of art and other accessories to decorate her childhood home. She landed part-time jobs in Los Angeles, when she first started renovating homes as well as various film and television show sets. Farr previously bought various properties and renovated them.[1] Farr has one son.[2] Acting under the name Hilary Labow, Farr made small appearances in movies such as Layout for 5 Models (1972), Sex Farm (1973), Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1973), Legend of the Werewolf (1975), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), City on Fire (1979) and The Return (1980).[3]

Professional background[edit]

Farr has designed properties in various countries throughout the world, including Australia and United Kingdom, as well as California and New York in the United States. Currently she is renovating homes for various customers in Toronto. Farr serves as one of two hosts, along with David Visentin, on the Canadian television show Love It or List It, and serves as president of Hilary Farr's Designs, established in Toronto and in New York.

Farr also has renovated homes for notable celebrities, including Jenna Elfman's home and Jennifer Hudson's loft in Chicago.

Guest appearances[edit]

When Farr first returned to Toronto, she was announced as one of the hosts of Love It or List It by the W Network and Corus Entertainment, Farr also served as a judge on W Network's Search for the Next W Expert 2010. In 2011, she made numerous guest appearances at the Canadian International Interior Design Show, hosted in the cities of Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver. She also made frequent guest appearances on The Marilyn Denis Show and is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.[4]

In June 2014, Farr visited Orland Park and Chicago, Illinois, USA as a guest and design expert alongside with CNN and USA Today pundit and journalist Amy Tara Koch at the Art Van Furniture convention.[5]

Love It or List It[edit]

In an interview with Notable Media, Farr explains that her auditions for Love It or List It came after what Farr describes as a "horrible, horrible divorce" from her ex-husband. After the divorce, Farr experienced feelings of anger, bitterness and total resentment towards her ex-husband. It was then, on the advice from a friend, that Farr decided to audition for the show in order to channel away her negative emotions. [6] Farr was signed by Corus Entertainment and Big Coat Productions as co-host along with David Visentin in 2008.

TV work[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2008–presentLove It or List ItCo-HostActress/Designer
2010Search for the Next W Expert 2010Judge
2012/13/14The Marilyn Denis ShowHerselfCelebrity Judge and Guest (6 episode)
2012/13/14Steven and ChrisHerselfCelebrity Guest (6 episode)
2012ETalkHerselfCelebrity Guest (1 episode)
2013/14George Stroumboulopoulos TonightHerselfCelebrity Guest (2 episode)
2013-presentBrother vs. Brother (with the Property Brothers)HerselfCelebrity Judge
2014Fox News ChannelHerselfCelebrity Guest (1 episode)
2014Makeover ManorHerselfCelebrity Guest (1 episode)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Big Coat Productions. Big Coat Productions (2012-07-06). Retrieved on 2014-08-13.
  2. ^ Love It or List It: Advantage Hilary | styleNorth. Stylenorth.ca (November 2010). Retrieved on 2014-08-13.
  3. ^ Hilary Farr at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Hilary Farr's Holiday Decorating Tips: Quick Study. Huffingtonpost.ca (2011-12-14). Retrieved on 2014-08-13.
  5. ^ HGTV Love It or List It Star Hilary Farr To Solve Design Dilemmas At Art Van Furniture In Orland Park On Thursday, June 5 - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports. Fox8live.com (2014-05-27). Retrieved on 2014-08-13.
  6. ^ Hilary Farr Redirect Anger and be Grateful for the Bad. Notable.ca (2013-05-17). Retrieved on 2014-08-13.

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