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by Lauri Ward

ePub Trade Secrets From Use What You Have Decorating download
Author:
Lauri Ward
ISBN13:
978-0399148095
ISBN:
0399148094
Language:
Publisher:
Putnam Adult; First Hardcover Edition edition (March 15, 2002)
Category:
Subcategory:
Home Improvement & Design
ePub file:
1328 kb
Fb2 file:
1102 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
943

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Lauri Ward's numerous tips on how to successfully decorate your home are divided by subjects such as "kitchens .

Lauri Ward's numerous tips on how to successfully decorate your home are divided by subjects such as "kitchens and baths", "flooring", and lighting.

Ward and her network are at your disposal in this how-to book, offering their best advice, tips, solutions for all rooms in the house.

Ward and her network are at your disposal in this how-to book, offering their best advice, tips, solutions for all rooms in the house.

Lauri will provide the winner with expert design tips, easy floor-to-ceiling solutions, and a signed copy of one .

Once 1,000 followers have been reached, Use What You Have will have a drawing to select a winner.

Lauri Ward, founder of Use-What-You-Have® Interiors, Inc. and cofounder of the Interior Refiners Network® . She is a contributing home design expert for iVillage. and cofounder of the Interior Refiners Network®, revolutionized the design business with her idea that you can use items that you already own as the foundation for an instantly updated, stylish look for your home. Ward appears frequently on such programs as Oprah, Today, ABC-TV News, CBS Evening News, and shows on HGTV.

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She swept books, papers and a computer and printer off a table, and rearranged them on a new three-tiered computer desk

She swept books, papers and a computer and printer off a table, and rearranged them on a new three-tiered computer desk. To create a focal point under an awkward high window, she hung a Navajo rug on the wall, and painted the walls earthy orange.

Using real before-and-after examples, complete with photographs and drawings, Use What You Have. Different from any other interior design book, Use What You Have

Lauri Ward, founder of Use-What-You-Have® Interiors, Inc. and cofounder of the Interior Refiners Network®, revolutionized the design business with her idea .

Providing a wealth of hints, tips, suggestions, and advice, an indispensible home-decorating guide, from one of the most revolutionary decorating firms in the country, offers simple, stylish, and inexpensive ideas for creating a comfortable home environment. 22,500 first printing.
  • Good service and book!

  • Great book.

  • This book reminds me of a book that you would use if you were studying interior decorating. Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • The design ideas in the photos of this book are generally poor and not at all in keeping with what one would expect to get from this author. Her use of art is way overdone and totally top heavy and flies in the face of good design.

  • Ideas that could save you money!

  • Ms. Ward once again presents a useful tool for those struggling with such basicdecorating dilemmas as furniture placement, window treatments, light & color, and floor coverings. In her first, invaluable, book she noted the ten most common decorating mistakes and how to solve them. This book recaps much of what was said in her first. The best points in this book are her true-life examples of problem solving. The primary flaw is the lack of photographs or detailed illustrations. Ms. Ward prides herself on giving useful decorating advice, which she does extremely well, as opposed to those coffee table decorating books that require huge outlays of money to achieve anything like the proposed results. Nevertheless, photographs would greatly enhance the text and the reader's understanding of the principles she espouses. Another flaw with the book is the title "Trade Secrets" - it is hardly a trade secret that Hold Everything sells organizers. A better title would be "Tips from Use What You Have Decorating." This book reinforces whot one has learned from the first, and I must say that "Use what you Have Decorating" is one of the best books in this genre.

  • This book consists of lots of tips, think Martha Stewart's "Good Things" but with no pictures. Most of the tips don't need pictures, but some tips definitely could have used them. The tips are all over the map and not necessarily decorating related.

    I'm sure I wasn't the only one hoping for more "before and after" room arrangement pictures, but you're not going to get any in this book.

    In a way, it suffers from a sense of being old-fashioned, as when she suggests putting a desk behind a sofa, and not facing it against the wall. Well, unless you are willing to spend big bucks to re-wire and re-carpet to hide electrical cords, you are NOT going to put a desk facing the middle of a room any more because of the tripping hazard, since even if you do bundle the cords up, they still have to be plugged into an outlet. What she suggests might work for the "kiddie table" that lots of people have in their living room, but no sofa is going to "hide" your computer, printer, etc. She seems to be oblivious to the idea of the modern home desk with the need to plug in the computer, printer, modem, phone, task light, etc.--the days of the executive desk with nothing on it but perhaps a blotter and pen are LONG gone.

    I liked this book, but not in the same way as her first book. I did not really see it as a follow-up to her first book, but really a totally different book. I hope she writes another book that is a true follow-up to her first book, dealing with all the other rooms she left out.

  • Lauri ward has done in again! This is the perfect follow up to her previous book. It has practical suggestions that are easy and have wonderful results. Thanks to Lauri's books I get compliments from everyone that enters my home. The best thing about her books: they are great for renters and mobile people. We are a military family that moves every few years. With Lauri's guidance on "the basics" I have avoided buying unnecessary pieces of furniture and have a classic, updated home. Thanks a million to Lauri Ward for these wonderful books!!!