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Frank Fontana's Dirty Little Secrets of Designby Frank Fontana
Synopses & Reviews
Interior design is difficult enough without the added stress of doing it on a budget. Frank Fontana—nationally renowned design expert and guru of low-cost, high-style design—is HGTVs go-to guy for chic makeovers on a dime. In a witty, conversational tone, Fontana shares his techniques, breaking down the process room by room, project by project, and divulges his secret tips and tricks for how to create high-style homes the low-cost way. Fontana analyzes several beautiful homes, dissects the individual design components of each room, and applies his “Look for Less” principle to help readers build their own look on a budget. The book also includes DIY projects that are accessible and doable for readers of various skill levels, as well as advice on how to be a savvy shopper when looking for home decor items or furniture.
Book News Annotation:
The host of HGTV's Design on a Dime offers advice on common home interior design problems, "true confessions" from the show, techniques, and tips for some 40 budget-conscious, do- it-yourself projects. Following an overview of design styles, Fontana discusses how to go green, and solutions to design challenges for every room of the house including limited storage space. The guide includes resources, a list of tools considered essential for DIY projects, and photographs by Brian Willette. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In a witty, conversational tone, HGTV host Fontana shares his techniques, breaking down the process room by room, project by project, and divulges his secret tips and tricks for how to create high-style homes the low-cost way.
About the Author
Frank Fontana is the host and lead designer for one of HGTVs longest-running, top-rated design shows, Design on a Dime, and is regularly featured on NBCs Today show. Fontana is a contributing writer to OPRAH.coms “home 4 design” section. He is also a contributing expert to design-related publications and media outlets nationwide. Fontana lives in Chicago.
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