Lives there even one soul in the country who decorates in line with the Miesian standard of "less is more"? No, according to TV host and author Lowell. He admits to a cluttering habit himself, graciously giving us the seven steps (aka layers) to conquer clutter. Consider it akin to an Alanon-type meeting, as he first defines the different types of pack-rat behaviors (and their motivations), then gently leads us through the "I deserve quality" routine. The second half is devoted to a dozen different room makeovers, which, although none will grace the pages of top-rate design magazines, adhere strictly to the slick, orderly, and multifunctional commandments he espouses. Barbara Jacobs
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About the Author
Christopher Lowell is the host of several of the Discovery Home network’s most popular shows. His performance skills and design talent have set him apart in the industry. Now an important and trusted brand, Christopher’s products currently retail in more than three thousand stores nationwide, and he has executive-produced more than eight hundred hours of national television programming. Often known as “the guy who started it all,” Christopher now looks to the future of home improvement as the executive designer of the new Shade Hotel in California, which shows how homes of the future will evolve into sexy, flexible, non-gender-specific havens for the next hypertasking generation. He lives in Los Angeles.