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Use What You Have Decorating: Transform Your Home in One Hour with Ten Simple Design Principles Using...
     

Use What You Have Decorating: Transform Your Home in One Hour with Ten Simple Design Principles Using...

by Lauri Ward
 

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Lauri Ward created a revolution in interior design-the most accessible and affordable approach to decorating ever. In Use What You Have(r) Decorating she shows readers how to do it themselves-quickly identifying the ten most common decorating mistakes, offering simple principles to correct them, and giving DIYers a proven system for making their home look

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Lauri Ward created a revolution in interior design-the most accessible and affordable approach to decorating ever. In Use What You Have(r) Decorating she shows readers how to do it themselves-quickly identifying the ten most common decorating mistakes, offering simple principles to correct them, and giving DIYers a proven system for making their home look better than they ever dreamed it could. Filled with dramatic before-and-after photos, this guide shows anyone how to turn "ho-hum interiors into inspired spaces without undertaking bank- breaking shopping sprees" (Ladies' Home Journal).

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Nikki Amdur
. . .[B]asic principles of design. . .in a way that is easy to apply. . . .One problem for city dwellers. . .in [Ward's] universe there are no small rooms.
Entertainment Weekly
Library Journal
Ward, founder of Use What You Have Interiors, shares her ten design considerations, such as making a comfortable conversation area, identifying a room's focal point, and using light correctly, for transforming homes into livable, attractive spaces. She devotes a chapter to each of these principles with before-and-after pictures of clients' homes, identifying what the problems are and how to correct them. In each case, she includes a list of what was eliminated, borrowed from other rooms, or bought. Focusing on living and dining rooms, Ward concludes with a brief discussion of kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Never advocating a particular style, except for an uncluttered look, her book will be a practical purchase for public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399525360
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
632,819
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lauri Ward, the author of Use What You Have® Decorating, is the founder of Use-What-You-Have® Interiors and the Interior Refiners Network®. She has appeared frequently on television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Evening News, ABC-TV News, and programs on Fox, Lifetime, HGTV, and CNBC. She has been featured in The New York Times, House Beautiful, Ladies’ Home Journal, and other newspapers and magazines. She lives in New York City.

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