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Trading spaces : behind the scenes
Kramer, Brian.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
175 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Subject Term:
Added Uniform Title:
Trading spaces (Television program)
Format :


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NK2115 .T73 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
NK2115 .T73 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
NK2115 .T73 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Fans of cable TV’s mega-hitTrading Spacesknow the rules: Two sets of homeowners, each helped full-time by a designer and part-time by a carpenter, swap houses and dive into a frenzied, two-day redo of a designated room. They have $1,000 apiece to pull off the job—no peeking at the other team’s work until time is up. But there’s more to reality TV than meets the viewer’s eye. This book tells all, including the actual number of days and off-camera supporting players needed to dramatize just one hour of on-air excitement and tension. This book is like a backstage pass forTrading Spacesgroupies. They’ll read juicy biographical tidbits about quirky cast members, as well as design dos and don’ts. Bold graphics and splashy photography show off myriad styles: country kitsch, classic with a hint of modern, contemporary and sleek, rustic comfort, Euro chic, and even the outrageously weird.

Table of Contents

The show: A backstage look at the fans, the frenzy--and how everything gets finished on time and under budgetp. 6
Paige davis: Find out how this decorating cheerleader keeps the show's motley crew in linep. 12
Frank bielec: Kick back in cozy comfort with the show's king of crafts and kitschp. 26
Laurie hickson smith: Pour yourself a tall glass of Southern refinement with this design bellep. 40
Doug wilson: Explore the softer side of the Trading Spaces resident bad boyp. 54
Hildi santo tomas: For edgy yet elegant designs, suss out this international style queenp. 68
Genevieve gorder: Get happy and hippy (but never dippy) with the show's resident free spiritp. 82
Vern yip: Rest assured that nice guys really can finish first--as well as under budget and on timep. 96
Edward walker: Learn how to artfully balance flash with class with this master of dapper decorp. 110
Kia steave dickerson: Discover the dramatic side of the show's new girl on the blockp. 124
Carpentry world: Do Ty and Amy Wynn really build all those cool projects themselves? Find out during a tour through power tool heavenp. 140
Episode guide: Curl up with the ultimate armchair companion to every episode--and rate the makeovers yourself!p. 162