Lisa: Editors loved this bathroom done on a budget by Sherry Hart [hee hee…plug for me! Thanks, Lisa!] The wallpaper is like giant art to make the room cozy and interesting, plus each of the bathroom elements is just right size-wise. In this case, Sherry told me the budget right away, which totally helped sell the project.
Lisa: Here is a Jill Van Tosh project that was interesting because it was a garage apartment that she turned into a teen hangout. She captured what a teenage boy would like, and included some interesting features: the revolving TV/media stand, salvaged wood used for beams and closets for character. The orange kitchenette is Italian-cool.
Lisa: Here is a DIY kitchen: Lots of fun colors and ideas galore [the countertops are from an old bowling alley in Tucker!] for a Grant Park kitchen that was renovated for under a thousand.
Lisa: A Suzanne Kasler/Spitzmiller & Norris kitchen that ran in Beautiful Kitchens. What gives this cream kitchen real style: the beautiful window treatment and an antique table as island, for starters. It also helps that it’s not a huge room; we all respond to cozy spaces.
Thanks to Lisa for giving us this insight on getting published and what they are looking for. I know you all can use this valuable information because I have seen so many talented people out in “blogland”! I will tell you this: Take the best pictures you can. Look in magazines for inspiration on how to stage the area a little. Flowers…duh! Take pictures of areas. When you try to take the whole room, it looks busy and cluttered sometimes. If you can afford it [or do a trade out!] hire a professional photographer. Remember, you have that one opportunity to grab their attention.