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Book Review: Speed Decorating by Jill Vegas

Speed Decorating, by Jill Vegas is more than just a book about getting your home “show ready” in a week. It’s a book chock-filled to the brim with good basic design advice and tips on the most effective way to get a home DIY redesign done.
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It includes tips on how to disguise a wonky sofa (hide it with a suzzani) as well as the sequence for your DIY.
One of my favorite blogs, Apartment Therapy, did their own review a month ago. Since they focused on the main points of Jill’s book, I’m focusing on the images and tone.

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Shira Abel is the CEO and founder of Hunter & Bard, an award-winning public relations and design agency that works with scale-ups and enterprises on building their brand, awareness and thought leadership.

As CEO of Hunter & Bard, Shira oversees a team that manages public relations, marketing, design, and brand development for clients across multiple industries. She develops strategies for organically growing companies through sincere digital engagement and the application of behavioral marketing.

Clients include JELD-WEN, Benchling, Sixth Continent, Totango, Folloze, Radix DLT, Axa Tech, Allianz, and many more. Shira is also a sought after corporate speaker and marketing mentor, and has spoken at events such as Confluence and Content Marketing World, and taught at institutions such as Kellogg School of Management and S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai.

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