Monday, February 8, 2010

Jan Showers ~ Glamorous Rooms Part I

Glamorous Rooms

Glamorous Rooms
By Jan Showers
Abrams, New York, $50.00

By Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

Each year, only a few really marvelous books on home décor are published, and even fewer of those books deserve to adorn the collection of those desiring true professional advice on home décor. This lovely book has earned that place.

Jan Showers is no stranger to the design world, and her talent is enormously evident in this book. Hats off to this talented and devoted decorator for such a beautiful work of art.

Jan Showers has always been my go-to for decorating advice, so it should be no surprise that I have decided to add her new book, Glamorous Rooms, to my collection. Elegance and clean lines define Showers work, and I am certain that you will enjoy my synopsis of this beautiful book.

The actual cloth cover.

These two photographs are from the same entryway.

Embracing Etiquette with Teresa

continued... see introduction post (1-29-10). Lesson 5 – The Basics

Four Things Etiquette is Not

1. A set of rigid rules.
Manners change with the times. It is a set of guidelines to make people feel comfortable.

2. Something for the wealthy or well-born.
Ettiquette is a CODE OF BEHAVIOR for everyone.

3. A thing of the past.
Etiquette is as important today as it has ever been.

4. Snobbishness.
Pretentiousness violates all rules of etiquette. Those looking down on others appear lower class..

If you missed the last post on the project, be sure to go back and review.
Part II of Jan Showers tomorrow.

Be sure you see the gift guide that I posted yesterday at

I hope that you have enjoyed this post.

See you soon,
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