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February 10, 1999
Lauri Ward's specialty is transforming a so-so room into a stylish interior without bringing in a load of new furniture.
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February 11, 1999 | CONNIE KOENENN
"Everybody makes at least one," Lauri Ward says of the 10 basic mistakes she has observed in home decorating. Here's her list: 1. Undefined priorities: Are you owning or renting, and for how long? This can dictate many furniture decisions. 2. An uncomfortable conversation area: Intimate conversation is preferred over screaming across the room. 3. Poor furniture placement: Every room should invite you in and offer smooth traffic patterns. 4.
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February 11, 1999 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lauri Ward is bustling around a spacious living room in Marina del Rey, pushing furniture and rehanging pictures. It is her specialty act: transforming a so-so room into a stylish interior without bringing in a load of new furniture. "Anybody can do this," she is saying to the TV crew filming the instant make-over for a feature on the evening news. "You just have to know the rules."
HOME & GARDEN
March 19, 1994 | From Associated Press
When you want a change but you can't afford to redecorate, you can always rearrange. Lauri Ward has made it her business to help people create a look by editing and rearranging furnishings already on hand. And she doesn't limit herself to what's in the room in question. She "shops" the whole house for furnishings that fit together. "Nine times out of 10, people have that missing piece," said Ward, president of Use-What-You-Have Interiors of New York.
REAL ESTATE
September 5, 2004 | Marnell Jameson, Special to The Times
During a recent episode of the popular reality TV show "While You Were Out," an industrious crew of five transformed a master bedroom and bath. They tore out carpet, put in wood floors, added white wainscoting, sewed curtains and bedding, built and mounted shutters, beefed up moldings, painted the walls and trim, refinished the armoire and dresser, built a bed and even cooked up homemade spa products, all in two days and for under $1,500. What's wrong with this picture?
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