The Back Story
Join Fix It and Finish It designer Nicki Huggins, as she shows us the art and beauty of vintage American outdoor furniture.
Nicki Huggins is a furniture and interior designer who has appeared on HGTV and House Beautiful for A&E. An avid historian of vintage American outdoor furniture, Nicki created the company RetroPatio in 1998 to restore modern American spring steel chairs and glider sets. Nicki now designs and manufactures both outdoor and indoor chairs based on her collection of American furniture gems from the Thirties and Forties. Nicki Huggins will debut The RetroPatio Collection in Fall 2014. All Nicki Huggins furniture is Made in the USA.
Nicki began taping “Fix It and Finish It,” a daily syndicated home renovation show with Antonio Sabato Jr. in the spring. In the series, Nicki is a featured designer who will remodel homes, outdoor spaces, trailers, cabins, etc. in 15 American cities.
An early adapter of green technology, Nicki Huggins installed the first domestic wind turbine in Los Angeles in 2008.
Previously, Nicki Huggins was a television producer who produced scripted and unscripted shows, including children’s programming and Sit-Coms for Sony International.
Also a master marketer, Nicki produced the ground-breaking marketing campaign for the Oprah Winfrey hosted television special "Scared Silent" which addressed child abuse in America. 55 million Americans watched Scared Silent making it the most successful documentary in American television history. Hundreds of thousands of victims and perpetrators called a toll-free number and were referred to health care professionals in their area. The Scared Silent campaign received an EFFIE marketing award from the American Marketing Association.
Nicki has appeared in Renovation Style magazine, Coastal Living magazine, De Morgen magazine (Belgium), Met Home, Florida Travel and Life, Southern Lady, Culture and Leisure, Southern Breeze and Portico.
Nicki has a degree in Art, specializing in photography and a degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. She has also studied at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), UCLA, and The Entertainment Academy.
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