Do-it-yourself decor projects

April 21, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's party season so it's time to get the party started with creative party themes. Jonathan Fong, designer and author of "Parties that Wow," shares his ideas.

French Flea Market Party
Old picture frames
Mismatched plates
High-heel pumps cocktailnapkin holder
Soda bottle vases for flowers
Mini canvas portrait of guestson mini easel (quick demowith Lisa Quinn)

Moroccan Party
Mirrored centerpiece

Spoonbending Party
Mysterious handplace card holder

Pink Party forBreast Cancer Awareness
Pink feather boa chargerand pink jelly beanchampagne glass

Breakfast at Jonathan's
Jewel box place cardholder with black velvet
placemat and faux jewels

San Jose Home Show Offers Help for "That Little Project"

Reflecting current economic conditions that have more South Bay homeowners tackling smaller household projects rather than grand remodels, the San Jose Home Show returns to the San Jose Convention Center on April 25-27 to offer help with those "little projects." The three-day event will include hundreds of home improvement vendors and renovation experts to offer tips and advice to homeowners on do-it-yourself tasks that make a big difference to a home's curb appeal and potential sales value.

WHEN: Friday, April 25 (12 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Saturday, April 26 (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Sunday, April 27 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

WHERE: San Jose Convention Center
South Hall
435 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95110

www.CAHomeShow.com

About Jonathan Fong

In the do-it-yourself world, Jonathan Fong's brand of DIY stands for "dramatic, inexpensive and yes-you-can." An interior designer with a flair for the unexpected, he burst onto the design scene with his television debut on HGTV's "Kitty Bartholomew: You're Home." Viewers loved his witty work, and he became an instant design celebrity. Additional stints on that show led to frequent appearances on HGTV's "Smart Solutions," USA Network's makeover series "Before and After'noon" and a pilot for HGTV called "Crafty People." He has also been featured on the DIY Network's "Craft Lab," "Scrap," and "60 Ideas in 60 Minutes," as well as Fox News and Good Day LA.

Prior to be being a designer, Jonathan was a creative director at an advertising agency, writing commercials for clients such as Jenny Craig, Jergens Lotion, Acura, and Boston Market. Besides designing home and workspace interiors in Los Angeles and New York, Jonathan has also created floral designs for gala charity events. In the meantime, his website jonathanfongstyle.com has generated a sizable worldwide following, with visitors from as far away as India, Brazil, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.

Jonathan is the author of Walls that Wow, Flowers that Wow, and the new Parties that Wow, all published by Watson-Guptill New York. He has been interviewed and featured in Life, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes & Gardens' Do It Yourself, Window & Wall Ideas, Kids' Rooms, House Beautiful Home Remodeling, Woman's Day Budget Decorating Ideas, Angeleno, Garden Ideas, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, and over 100 newspapers across the U.S. and Canada.

Jonathan holds a B.A. in English and Psychology from UCLA and an MBA from Boston University.

Buy the book on Amazon: Parties that Wow: Setting the Stage for Creative Entertaining


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