Co-host of the ABC Television Network’s “The Revolution”
"This partnership makes a lot of sense for me. People always ask me where they can buy the cool products they see on our show, and the truth is that the best place to find all the basics, plus all the hot new products – all in one place – is at the type of home shows Marketplace Events produces."
- Ty Pennington
Design Expert, Ty Pennington, co-host of ABC’s “The Revolution,” offers encouragement and support to help achieve individual goals, as well as sharing his design expertise to create an environment for a better life. Pennington believes that, often, changing your life begins with changing your space and how you live in it. Along with his design expertise, he also brings his love of food, art, style and his passion for supporting and championing people to go after their dreams.
As the host of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Ty Pennington has helped transform the lives of thousands, while inspiring millions more around the world. Under the leadership of the charismatic home-design guru, “Extreme Makeover” is consistently rated among the top 20 television programs. It has won two Emmys for Outstanding Reality Program and two People's Choice Awards.
Pennington took his talent for mobilizing volunteers to Great Britain for “Ty’s Great British Adventure,” a community-improvement series airing on UKTV Home. In addition to hosting, he was also executive producer. Seasons 1 & 2 went on to become UKTV Home’s two highest-rated television series ever.
In the fall of 2010, Pennington expanded his international appeal with two new series. “Inside the Box with Ty Pennington,” for Canada’s W Network, matched two amateur interior designers in a contest to decorate a room using only the contents of a mystery crate put together by Pennington. As part of Pennington’s ongoing relationship with Great Britain’s UKTV Home, his newest series, “Homes for the Brave,” focused on improving the homes and lives of soldiers who served in Afghanistan for the British Army.
Pennington recently teamed up with industry leader Howard Miller to create Howard Miller Furnishings by Ty Pennington. The high-quality casual contemporary furniture line is meant to be easily mixed and matched.
Ty Pennington Style is Pennington’s seasonal home décor line carried at Sears, offering fun and stylish pieces at affordable prices. The line carries everything from bedding and rugs to lighting and dishware.
Pennington has partnered with Westmister Fibers to create Ty Pennington Impressions, a fabric line that he designed and that reflects Ty’s casual but stylish approach to décor. He has also introduced the Ty Pennington Collection of hardwood floors for Lumber Liquidators.
Pennington’s book, How Good Design Can Change Your Life (Simon & Schuster), arrived in bookstores in 2008. It followed his New York Times bestseller, Ty's Tricks (Hyperion), which is part reference, part behind-the-scenes in Ty's own home, which he completely remodeled himself.
Pennington has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of volunteerism for his work on “Extreme Makeover” and “Ty’s Great British Adventure.” He is also serves as ambassador for the Sears American Dream campaign.
Pennington first won national attention as the quirky and creative carpenter on the groundbreaking home improvement series “Trading Spaces.”
He currently lives in both New York and Los Angeles.
On July 25th, 2008 Ty became the spokesperson for Marketplace Events, the largest organizer of consumer remodeling, home decor and gardening shows in North America.