Frank Fontana's Dirty Little Secrets of Design
Frank Fontana's Dirty Little Secrets of Design
  • Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2010
  • Price: $24.95
  • Trim Size: 7 34 x 9 34
  • ISBN: 1-58479-855-6
  • EAN: 9781584798552
  • Page Count: 204
  • Illustrations: 75 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All

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 HGTV’s 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.

About the author

Frank Fontana is the host and lead designer for one of HGTV’s longest-running, top-rated design shows, Design on a Dime, and is regularly featured on NBC’s Today show. Fontana is a contributing writer to’s “home 4 design” section. He is also a contributing expert to design-related publications and media outlets nationwide. Fontana lives in Chicago.