“Home staging expert Debra Gould, a.k.a. The Staging Diva of Six Elements (sixelements.com, stagingdiva.com), shares two books that will help you look at your home in a new way.
What Color is Your Slipcover? How Discovering Your Design Personality Can Help You Create The Home Of Your Dreams by Denny Daikeler
I decorate homes for clients who believe they can’t make their current house work, so they decide to sell. The irony is once I’ve redecorated, my clients see what they could have enjoyed all along. What Color is Your Slipcover? is for anyone whose home isn’t the sanctuary they’re looking for. Borrowing from What Color is Your Parachute?, this book helps you define your design personality and create an action plan.”
The Home Zone: Making the Most of Your Living Space by Caroline Clifton-Mogg
Top interiors writers and hundreds of inspirational photos of real homes guide readers through five popluar decorating styles, and discuss how to work with color, lighting, flooring, window treatments and soft furnishings. I say ‘real homes; because unlike in some books, these ones look lived in. You’ll learn about space planning, and issues specific to each area, from choosing the right bathroom faucet to picking a kitchen layout that works.”