Penguin Bookshop Writers Series: An Evening with Betsy Wentz

Penguin Bookshop Writers Series:
An Evening with Betsy Wentz
celebrating the release of Design Happy

Thursday, March 2 2023, 7:00 PM


Join us for a glass of wine as we toast local designer Betsy Wentz, celebrating the release of her new book Design Happy: Colorful Homes for the Modern Family.

In her first book, interior designer Betsy Wentz shares 13 fabulous family homes. The book is really a practical design guide for anyone who may not want―or simply cannot afford―to hire an interior designer. The story of each home includes color studies, design lessons, and pro tips, plus plenty of practical advice for anyone who might face similar challenges. Some of the featured homes are in Sewickley!

Betsy will be signing copies of the book (purchased from the Penguin Bookshop) and giving a brief talk about her work and her new book.



Betsy Wentz began learning design as a youngster as she accompanied her mother on shopping trips to the New York Design Center and sorted fabrics in her mother’s tightly packed showroom above the family carriage house. She worked with her mother before establishing her own design firm in 2011 and opening the Studio B showroom in Pittsburgh. She begins every project by saying to her clients, “Let’s find something you love―whether it’s a rug, a fabric, a wallpaper, or a piece of artwork.” And then the house unfolds into an authentic, unique story and reflection of the person or family who lives there. Betsy’s work has been featured in Traditional Home, Veranda, Elle Décor, Pittsburgh Home, and House Beautiful, among others.

Design Happy: Colorful Homes for the Modern Family By Betsy Wentz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423661542
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gibbs Smith - February 21st, 2023

Event address: 
Penguin Bookshop
417 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Event date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 7:00pm