Monday, December 21, 2009

From my library: Speed Decorating by Jill Vegas

I really like the tips in "Speed Decorating: A Pro Stager's Tips And Trade Secrets For A Fabulous Home In A Week Or Less," and the pictures are mighty cute too!



Two lovely entryways - check out the wood "bottles" to the right of the red secretary.

Five Musts For A Great-Looking Entry

1. Clutter-free surfaces. Get rid of boxes, shoes, anything that doesn't belong in the space.

2. Brilliant light. Replace any burned-out or too-dim bulbs. Clean and polish light fixtures.

3. A nice-looking floor. Vacuum and mop the floor. Replace the doormat if it's dingy. If the floor's condition is really bad, buy some floor polish and buff out scratches, or buy some carpet tiles (FLOR brand is an example) and make a runner to hide them.

4. Clean walls. Get rid of scuff marks (a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is great for this), or touch up the paint in spots to hide them. If the walls are in really bad shape, repaint.


I really like how the side of this settee is just a bare wood.

What a dreamy reading nook!

A sweet little writing area in the bedroom


I love this bathroom! "A bathroom adorned with unique accessories and artwork feels comfy. Here, botanical prints, a fern in a simple vase, and a vintage map makes this room memorable."

Anyway, I'm sure you can see why Speed Decorating is a fav. new addition to my humble library!
All photography by Michael Grimm<

4 comments:

laurelstreet said...

That red secretary is really striking. And I wish I could peel that map of South America off your blog and hang it in my house ;-)

Cristin said...

love your "musts" for an entryway. Clutter-free and good light a must!!!

xo,
cristin

Jessica said...

Looks like a lovely book--it never ceases to amaze me what a difference a little elbow grease and rearranging can make to a room; thanks for the inspiration!

Slumber Designs said...

You always seem to post the most amazing pictures. I LOVE this blog!! Keep up the great work... and keep the pics coming.

Jen

www.slumberdesigns.com

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