mochatini giveaway! speed decorating by jill vegas

I recently mentioned to you that I was reading the book Speed Decorating.

Speed Decorating is a must for anybody who is impatient and loves to decorate. The term speed decorating refers to evaluating your spaces and finding immediate solutions; shopping “off-the-rack”; getting creative with furnishings and fixtures that you already own; doing most of the hands-on work yourself.  Authored by Jill Vegas, a professional stager,the book is packed with tips to making your home fabulous fast!

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As I read through each chapter, I learned a lot of quick yet good fixes but I also felt reminded of all the details we tend to forget when we set out to decorate our homes. For example, the five musts for a great looking entry; clutter-free surfaces, brilliant light, a nice-looking floor, clean walls, and a fabulous front door.

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The book is packed with practical step by step processes, speed toolboxes, mini boot camps, lists of musts for each room, magic-wand makeovers, decorating donts, and lots of inspiring interiors. I also love the chapter about creating a dining room with style including tablescapes. Decorating and entertaining are the same halves of an apple – Dorothy Draper.

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Here’s another helpful section-

The guest room: quick ways to make it welcoming;

Relocate the stuff that doesnt belong. Move boxes into the basement, wherever you have room, or get rid of it by donating it to charity. Throw open the window and air out the room. Remake the bed. If you dont have them at the ready, buy a nice set of matching linens and four fluffy pillows. Get two for back sleepers and two for stomach sleepers, just in case. Put out a pair or two of new soft slippers for a homey touch. Assemble a basket of soaps, lotions and other niceties, and leave it in the room. Make sure there is a working reading lamp and clock by the bed. Put a vase of fresh flowers on the dresser, and place a candle or teo in the room for a bit of glimmer.

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And….one of you lucky readers can win a copy of Speed Decorating right here on mochatini. To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post expressing your interest. You need to leave me only one comment per entry. But you can double your chances of winning by :

– joining any or all of my social networks – FB page, and or Twitter.

– blogging about this giveaway on your own blogs.

ps: dont forget to mention the above in your comments.

Giveaway open until Wednesday, December 9. Winner will be selected randomly and announced December 10. This giveaway is open to US + Canada residents only. Good luck!

images: photographer Michael Grimm

update: this giveaway is now closed.

21 Comments

  1. I would love if you could send this book to my sister. She is an entrepreneur, loves to have a decorated house but is a style disaster. This book will really help 🙂

  2. Following on twitter! Just found your blog and really enjoying it!

  3. Love following you on Twitter and FB and reading your blog! Please enter me in your give away! Thanks!
    Althea

  4. Hi Mavi,

    I love reading/fawning over your posts. They are amazing for breaks from studying for finals. Can I be entered in the giveaway?

  5. Great contest! I’m getting married soon, and am looking forward to decorating our new home – this would be a great help! 🙂

  6. this looks like an amazing book. i love that image of the little reading nook. i want to curl up & take a nap there!

  7. I will be moving into a new place by the end of the year and this book would give me a fabulous start. I enjoy reading your blog.

  8. Hi Manvi,
    Love your blog! Hope to get some ideas from speed decorating for the new year. Seasons greetings to you

  9. I don’ even need to see the book cover. If you say that it is great – I know that it is fantastic! (But I love the images, now when I look at them). And for a stressed and design obsessed person – this book must be the ultimate tool! So, please put my name in the hat.

  10. I just moved in to a new place, and this book looks like the perfect thing to get me started on decorating. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you!

  11. Whoops I thought I posted yesterday Manu but it probly didn’t go through. Please enter me in your giveaway too!

  12. Sounds like a lovely book. Can you share the publishers name, Author’s name and ISBN number? I can look for it here in India.

    Sharon

  13. I started following your blog last month. Love all the cool pictures and ideas! I would also love a copy of this book =)

  14. Love your blog. I am espically enjoying the tabletop ideas. Please enter me in your giveaway. Speed decorating sounds like my way of decorating – staging the pieces you have to create the impact !

  15. All your posts are wonderful. especially the photographs.Speed decorating is also a must for all those women who don’t have much time. To get the house in order or atleast presentable before the guests arrive is quite a task.

  16. Hi Manvi,

    Please enter me in your giveaway! It sounds like a fantastic book that would be useful for decorator-wannabes like me.

    I don’t “facebook” or “twitter” because I’m trying not to clutter my life with that kind of stuff, but I subscribe to your RSS feed via GoogleReader and sometimes “Share” your posts, so I hope that’s good enough for the entry!

    Donna

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