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Home Therapy: Fast, Easy, Affordable Makeovers
by Lauri Ward

Published by Putnam

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For more than two decades, Lauri Ward, the pioneer of one-day redecorating and redesign, has been the "home therapist" to thousands of clients and readers of her books. Now, in this sumptuously illustrated volume, Lauri takes you inside the homes of her clients to show you twenty-five life-changing home makeovers that will inspire you to create your own -- using the space you have, the things you like, and the budget you can afford.

Through detailed discussions, dramatic "before" and "after" photos, and floor plans, you'll discover how one couple saved their home -- and their relationship -- under Lauri's skilled direction. You'll see how a young mother coping with too many stresses was finally able to enjoy the peace and tranquility of a newly refined home without moving. And you'll learn the simple solutions that allowed a young couple with a baby on the way to make their apartment Resale-ReadyTM before their move to a larger home.

In these and other scenarios, Lauri Ward guides you step by step with a thorough and thoughtful diagnosis, and show how the best remedies are often those that require the least disruption or expense.

Using as her guide ten simple design principles addressing the most common decorating errors, she takes on a wide range of styles and spaces -- from modern to classic, from studio apartments to rambling country homes. Home Therapy shows real people as they move through important and often stressful transitions in their lives. And while most of them went to Lauri for decorating tips, they came away with much more. In fact, one client declared that a session with her was "better than therapy."

pub date: 2005-09-22 | hardcover | 9780399152962