How to tell Nate Berkus and Ty Pennington apart. Who wants to be the male Martha?
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So many men who want to decorate our homes, so little time. With a hit show and a best-selling Sears home furnishings line, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Ty Pennington could become the male Martha Stewart. But Oprah-style sage Nate Berkus — whose own collection hits Linens ‘n Things stores in September — appears to be following a similar track. Here’s how to tell the decorating dons apart.

AGE

NATE BERKUS: 33
TY PENNINGTON: 40

HOT FACTOR
BERKUS: One of People‘s Sexiest Men Alive in 2003
PENNINGTON: One of People‘s Sexiest Men Alive in 2004

FIXATED ON
BERKUS:The width of the hem on each pillowcase
PENNINGTON: The width of each stripe on a comforter

DESIGNER PSYCHO-BABBLE
BERKUS: ”[Your home] is the framework for what you hold dear in life. The mirror for who you are and who you aspire to become.”
PENNINGTON: ”Stripes cut across boundaries — through their familiarity they connect us to ourselves and to one another.”

MARTHA PROPS
BERKUS: ”Without Martha Stewart, I wouldn’t exist.”
PENNINGTON: ”I don’t think there will ever be another Martha Stewart.”

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