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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lynette Jennings  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in Springfield, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jennings was born in Springfield, Illinois and attended DePaul University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lynette Jennings studied architecture and performing arts at the university of Michigan and Chicago's DePaul University. Her writing career includes 19 years as the Art and Architecture editor of ''Canadian Living Magazine'', after which she redeveloped ''Select Homes and Food Magazine'' as Editor in Chief for Telemedia Publishing. Jennings created the television shows - ''Lynette Jennings Homeworks'' and ''Lynette Jennings Home''. In 1994, she created and produced the ''Lynette Jennings HouseSmart'' series in partnership with Home Depot. Currently, she is the creator, executive producer and host of ''Lynette Jennings Design''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Have Fun with Your Room : 28 Cool Projects for Teens
ISBN: 0689825854

Simon Pulse. 2001

A Room Of Your Own
Do you ever wish your room could really express who you are? Do you see yourself in a feminine retreat decorated with hearts and flowers? Or are you most comfortable surrounded by your beloved collection of teddy bears? Or do you want your room to reflect the natural world outdoors? Or perhaps something truly outrageous?
Lynette Jennings, star of the Discovery Channel's Lynette Jennings Design and frequent guest on the Today Show, can help you decide what you want your room to say about you, and then show you how to create that special space -- with loads of fun. Simple projects you can make from stuff that's easy to find and no expensive to buy.
So get ready to have fun with your room -- after all, where else can you really, truly be yourself?

Straight Talk on Decorating from Lynette Jennings
ISBN: 0696211084

Meredith Press. 2002

Takes a down-to-earth approach to decorating: Design isn’t mysterious it’s about tools, not rules.

Tour fabulous homes from coast to coast, including exclusive, never-before-seen tours of Jennings’ homes in Toronto and Atlanta.

Teaches the basics on color, accessories, fabrics, proportion, and furniture.

No Compromise Decorating
ISBN: 0696217554

Meredith Press. 2004

Tips to make readers savvy decorators, using what they have, what they like, and how they live.

Before-and-after photos show how 10 home owners worked with Jennings on room makeovers.

Each room highlights no-compromise decorating principles to help do-it-yourselfers succeed with makeovers.

Emphasizes personalized decorating rather than imitating designer or prepackaged styles.

Down-to-earth advice and ideas on how to use color, fabrics, furnishings, and accessories.



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