My Lunch Date with Author and Designer, Jonathan Fong


Kelly Lester and Jonathan Fong

Jonathan Fong is the star of his own web series on StyleWithASmile.TV, and also co-hosts a new show on called He Made, She Made.  One of my favorite segments that I host on my channel at EasyLunchboxes.TV is “Lunch Date with Kelly Lester”. I couldn’t wait to make a lunch date with Jonathan and show you around his studio!


Jonathan's Andy Warhol KitchenBack when I was running my 1st company, Art Plates, I was licensing the artwork of Andy Warhol. We decoupaged Warhol designs on light switch covers, and sold them on my website and in museum stores all over the country. One day, I opened up my LA Times Magazine while reading the Sunday paper and, to my delight, I saw one of my Andy Warhol switchplates in a photo featuring a kitchen done completely in Andy Warhol! Wow! Someone even more obsessed with decoupage than me!

I looked through my customer database and there was the Andy Warhol kitchen designer – Jonathan Fong. I immediately wrote him an email congratulating him on the fabulous magazine spread, complimenting his oh-so-fun kitchen, and letting him know how delighted I was that he included my switchplates in his “kitsch”-en homage to the King of Pop Art.

Jonathan wrote back, we met for lunch, and have been good friends ever since. Fans of each other, I admire how, with no formal design training, he has become a respected and sought after designer,  and he admires how, with no business training,  I’ve created two successful businesses.

Jonathan’s wildly creative, fun, and (my favorite word) EASY craft and decorating ideas never cease to amaze me. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!

Learn from Jonathan and watch all his shows on StyleWithaSmile.TV

Purchase Jonathan’s books by clicking the “On my Bookshelf” category HERE .

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