A mother-daughter decorating duo share their strategies for making any home look like a million bucks.
Lauren McGrath and her mother, Suzanne
Lauren McGrath and her mother, Suzanne, an interior designer in Rye, New York, work together on their blog, goodbonesgreatpieces.com and co-authored Good Bones, Great Pieces ($29.95; Stewart, Tabori & Chang), a decorating book chock-full of sound wisdom regarding how to get your money's worth. Here, they share 13 ways to decorate with a high-low mix of keep-forever antiques and flea-market buys.
White Settee1. The best things often come in small packages. Less expensive than full-size sofas, settees also function outside the living room - bringing comfort to a foyer, providing seating at the foot of a bed, cozying up to a dining table. So you're likely to love a love seat long after you've kicked a hulking couch to the curb.
2. Give an outdated lamp a top-down makeover. A modest white drum shade can modernize the fussiest old fixture. And no need to splurge on silk -Read More »from 13 Secrets to Effortlessly Affordable Home Decorating