Good Design Can Change Your Life: Beautiful Rooms, Inspiring Stories

Ty Pennington, Author . Simon & Schuster $25 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7432-9474-4

“If you want to inject light, energy, and optimism into your life, making over your home—or even just a single room—is a good place to start,” maintains Ty Pennington, the spiky-haired host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and designer of a home goods line for Sears. With that credo in mind, Pennington sets out to help average homeowners redesign their home—and presumably their life—one room at a time. The book focuses on the three “high-impact” areas of the house: the bedrooms, living spaces and work spaces, and includes lists and special sections such as “Balancing a Room with Art” and “Big Ideas for Small Spaces.” The text relies heavily on personal stories and design experiences from the families that have appeared on his show. In the end, Pennington, with his “off-the-wall” personality, provides a solid and basic design manual. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 08/04/2008
Release date: 09/01/2008
Genre: Nonfiction
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