his own television show
show teaches public how to design
and decorate your home on a budget
(August 2006) Barry Wooley, a Madison, Ind.-based
designer and co-owner of the Artful Living at 313 W. Main St., is not
a newcomer to the world of television. In fact, he has appeared on several
local TV stations, including the local WB network, on which he participated
as a regular guest on the Louisville at Home program. Wooley
also served as the Lifestyle Expert for WDRB Fox 41, along with personally
redecorating their news set on live TV. He has also made appearances
on WAVE-3 and WHAS 11, where, according to a recent press release, he
offered interior design advice and demonstrated various design
ideas and techniques.
by Michella Marino
Barry Wooleys Artful Living
store in Madison will be intertwined
with his new television show.
But Wooleys current TV project takes him into a
direction that hes never been before. He is the host and co-producer
of the new WB 7 weekly television show Artful Living with Barry
Wooley, which premiers at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. The new show,
sponsored by several local organizations, is part of the Home Zone,
an affiliate of BMB Productions that produces various local shows such
as Entertainment by Design, Secrets of Louisville
Chefs and Louisville at Home.
Wooley already is receiving accolades for his TV performances. Michael
Lattin, executive producer of Louisville at Home, said,
Barrys new show promises to be a huge success because he
is engaging, and his ideas are fresh and creative.
And even though the busy Wooley will be working on his own show, he
still plans to appear on Lattins program as a guest.
The purpose of the original and new interior design show, according
to Wooley, is to show people how to design and decorate rooms
that celebrate living. It is also to show people the building blocks
of creating a welcoming home on a budget.
Wooley wants the public to learn how to fashion a warm, fuzzy,
and unpretentious space. By featuring various techniques on the
show, Wooley will able to demonstrate how much time, manpower, and money
it takes for differing projects.
Artful Living with Barry Wooley is a type of magazine show,
as the host likes to refer to it. Essentially, every week there is a
new cover story, and when you open the magazine, all the stories relate
in certain aspects to the cover story.
For instance, the first episode features the home of Mark and Jennifer
Lamkin. Mark Lamkin is the Louisville native who was a recent contestant
on Donald Trumps hit NBC-TV show, The Apprentice.
After his debut on the program, Lamkin decided he needed his home redecorated
to better accommodate guests and business contacts, so Wooley and team
came to the rescue.
In this episode, Wooley takes the viewer through the Lamkin home, shows
what he did to each room, and then explains how the home viewer can
recreate similar atmospheres in their own house.
Wooleys show will also bring different recurring characters into
the program. Jude Loew will be hosting the cooking and entertainment
segments, while Brian Martin is the designated hands-on-guy.
If the various segments are popular, Wooley said that it was possible
that the recurring characters may be able to eventually branch off to
their own shows.
Even though Wooley himself is the main host, he also intends on bringing
in special guest hosts and celebrity hosts to join him from time to
Each week of the show, a different home or project will be featured.
Wooley plans on using homes from Louisville, Madison, Cincinnati and
Indianapolis, along with doing smaller feature segments from Chicago,
New York and California. He plans to take the show to Market in Chicago
and to the New York International Gift Show, since so many people are
curious about what goes on at Market and the different products available
As for the episodes concerning Madison, Wooley plans to feature his
current local projects, which consist of two historic downtown homes,
the Pittman House on Third and Elm, and the Canida Home on Vine Street.
Wooley has one more Madison home in the works as well.
Wooleys Artful Living store in Madison will be intertwined with
his new TV show. The TV program will display new items by showcasing
whats hot in the fashion and design world, and then Wooley will
carry the new products in his Artful Living store.
An e-commerce site is in development, so eventually people will be able
to buy Artful Living products online. Wooleys future vision is
to create an Artful Living brand, and his new TV show propels him one
step closer to his goal. I want to be able to see a towel with
Artful Living on it, Wooley said.
To see Wooleys work, watch his new weekly TV show, or visit his
store in downtown Madison, or meet him at the upcoming 2006 Bellarmines
Annual Designers Show House in Louisville, where Wooley designed
the foyer and balconies of one of the featured condominiums of the Park
According to the Bellarmine University website, The Designers
Show House, which runs from Sept. 9-24, will feature two of the Park
Grande condos, which overlook Louisvilles Cherokee Park.
For more information, visit: www.ArtfulLiving.info.
for more information on the 33rd Annual Designers Show House.
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