Monday, April 6, 2009

Vintage Vavoom

When this book came out about a year ago, it was given its own party! I asked for it and received it as my Mother’s Day gift! Its 217 pages are packed with luscious bliss, multiple full-color photos, and tons of tips. If sweets were a treat for your eyes, THIS is what they would look like!

There are eight organized chapters to help keep your swirling mind on track. It covers everything from what you might already collect to how to care for whatever you’re about to buy. Included at the end of every chapter is a “Dream Diary Workshop” with 3 - 5 exercises to help you discover your personal vavoom preferences. Each chapter is sugared with how-to’s: paint a floor, mixing styles, color combinations, the basics to shop for, and so, so, so much more.

I suggest you keep a notebook nearby to jot down the informative bits served to you as you find them, because there is so much to look at, you’ll forget where you first saw it!
On a scale of 1 – 4 (one for each chamber of my heart) this book gets a FIVE! I think with all the eye-popping, heart-thumping photos, I may have developed an extra chamber! It’s a little pricey at $35.00, but check with your local library to see if, like mine, they have it, before you decide to buy. One look and I guarantee, you'll want it to vavoom your room!

Vintage Vavoom: Decorating With One Of A Kind Finds / the editors of Romantic Homes Magazine. Published by Random House/Potter, ISBN 978-0-307-38274-0