I recently had the chance to peek through a copy of Jill Vegas’ Speed Decorating: A Pro Stagers Tips and Trade Secrets for a Fabulous Home in a Week or Less.
As a professional designer, I thought she had some great tips and tricks for quick and easy updates to anyone’s home. She offers some fresh ideas, including some wonderful thoughts for do-it-yourselfers.
One idea I especially liked was Ms. Vegas’ suggestion to keep a Design Notebook about your home. As you evaluate your needs for each room in your home (she offers suggestions on how and what to evaluate), keep a notebook and pencil handy. Jot down notes on what items you need to purchase for each room and what projects need to be done. Details are key; write down sizes, colors and other items of importance, so you know exactly what you are shopping for.
Although, most likely, all of your “to-do” list will not be accomplished immediately, it provides a master plan for your home. As time and budget allow, you will have your plan in place, and won’t flounder aimlessly wondering what to do next.
Additionally, when you are out shopping, keeping your Notebook handy will allow you to snatch up bargains when you see them – and to know what will work in your home! No more buying an accessory, only to find out it is too large, too small or not the right color. I think this idea is helpful for any homeowner; what do you think?
I thought the book was well laid-out, making it easy to read and easy to skim pages for the facts. If you have read this book, I would love to hear your comments.