Design Happy

Gibbs Smith

SKU: 7661

$45.00 USD

An accessible and inspiring guide full of creative ideas and practical lessons for designing happy, family-friendly spaces.

In her first book, interior designer Betsy Wentz shares 13 fabulous family homes. The book is really a practical design guide for anyone who may not want—or simply cannot afford—to hire an interior designer. The story of each home includes color studies, design lessons, and pro tips, plus plenty of practical advice for anyone who might face similar challenges. The featured homes are in the following locations:

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania
  • Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
  • Glen Osborne, Pennsylvania
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Granville, Ohio
  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Palm Beach, Florida
  • Blue Hill, Maine

Betsy Wentz began learning design as a youngster as she accompanied her mother on shopping trips to the New York Design Center and sorted fabrics in her mother’s tightly packed showroom above the family carriage house. She worked with her mother before establishing her own design firm in 2011 and opening the Studio B showroom in Pittsburgh. She begins every project by saying to her clients, “Let’s find something you love—whether it’s a rug, a fabric, a wallpaper, or a piece of artwork.” And then the house unfolds into an authentic, unique story and reflection of the person or family who lives there. Betsy’s work has been featured in Traditional Home, Veranda, Elle Décor, Pittsburgh Home, and House Beautiful, among others.