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Debbie Travis (born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England) is a television personality, self-taught interior designer, and former fashion model. She is best known as the host of Debbie Travis' Facelift and Debbie Travis' Painted House. The shows were based out of Montreal, Quebec and Facelift was produced for Home & Garden Television Canada. In 2006 she hosted a show called From The Ground Up with Debbie Travis on Global TV for two seasons. She is also known for her weekly syndicated column which appears in many newspapers and is titled Debbie Travis House to Home, to which readers often write in to have their decorating questions answered. Travis has authored 8 books on decorating and painting techniques and continues with a book this fall on juggling parenting with marriage and running a family-owned business.

In spring 2005, she launched her own paint and home products line available from Canadian Tire created under her name and continues as president of the branding company, Debbie Travis Branding, Inc., located in Toronto.

She resides in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with her husband and two sons who attend Selwyn house school.


After a 6-year modelling career, Debbie Travis worked in television as a freelance editor and producer. Debbie met her future husband Hans Rosenstein, a television distributor, in 1985 during a visit to a television buyers market in Cannes. They married soon after and moved to Montreal, Canada.

After redecorating her old Victorian house using paint effects, Debbie formed a small decorating business which quickly grew to include commissions from large department stores, auditoriums, theatres, and grand reception halls. Her work attracted media attention, and Debbie opened a small studio and hired a partner to teach workshops to both professional decorators and homeowners. Debbie later produced an instructional video entitled Decorative Paint Finishes Made Easy, and later produced three additional, more advanced instructional videos, available in both French and English. Debbie Travis and Hans Rosenstein are partners in the production company Whalley-Abbey Media which has produced all the Debbie Travis-branded television shows. She is also a partner and executive producer along with Kit Redmond and Hans Rosenstein for RTR Media in Toronto.

She continues to Executive Produce all of Whalley-Abbey and RTR Media productions, including Buy Me, Property Shop, Income Property & Maxed Out. There are numerous other series in varying stages of development at both television production companies.

"Paint is her passion. She can do things with paint that you've never seen before," says Oprah Winfrey about Debbie, when appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show, "Travis is the master of paint and plaster."

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