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

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Penguin, 1999 - House & Home - 226 pages
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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Actually gives advice useful for real people, showing how re-arrangements of furniture and accessories really do work better. Emphasizes placing furniture to fulfill needs of the owners and look good, with optimum traffic flow. Cited favorably in "The House Always Wins". Read full review

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I've had this one a while and it is a life-saver! Absolutely love it! Interior decorating for those on a budget! Simple principles of color and arrangement really do let you use what you have to put ... Read full review

Contents

You Are Not Alone
3
Part
11
Proper Furniture Placement
42
Finding Balance
63
Furniture of Different Heights
80
Creating a Cohesive Look
88
Finding the Focal Point
97
Using Artwork Effectively
116
Skillfully Displaying Your Accessories
135
Using Lighting Correctly
160
Part
179
Live Well in Every Rooi
200
The Dont Use What You Have Top Ten 21 9
219
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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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