The first chapter is about decluttering. If you follow my blog, then you know that I agree how a decluttered home can be spacious.
Tracy mentions a cleaning schedule in her second chapter. This is something that I've adopted, but am still tweaking due to a busy and changing work schedule.
I can see her third chapter inspiring major change in my home(s) in the future. I love the idea of hanging a chandelier over the dining room table. I also adore architectural details such as crown molding. Maybe using a bit of summer commission soon, I will consider adding an orchid as a glamorous touch to my home. I like the idea of using white paint (or even silver...) to transform knick-knacks into modern decorations, which I will keep in mind in setting the table when entertaining. Having a bookcase bar myself, I approve of the idea of repurposing a cart as a sophisticated bar. Perhaps most of all, I agree that quality linens are important. In fact, I plan to improve my bedding as late as Christmas this year. Right now, my white fitted sheet of a low thread count was picked up cheaply from Target and doesn't match the nicer white flat sheet of a set I used to own. Additionally, my nearly-four-year-old white comforter was scored cheaply from HomeGoods and is very lumpy inside the duvet. I would love to save up and upgrade with this one from Garnet Hill.
The fourth chapter on curb appeal inspired a couple minor home projects. Since I live in an apartment, I don't have a yard, but I do have a balcony and front door. Visitors see my balcony first as it faces the front of the building, right next to the building entrance. Around the time summer officially started, I budgeted for and purchased a couple of geraniums to fill my two terra cotta pots, one white and the other red. The blooms are prolific throughout the summer!
If you own a house, I think you would even find this book even more helpful than I did since I limited to what I am allowed to do because I rent an apartment home. Whatever your home and budget, it's nice to know that with some effort, your home can be luxurious.