Downsizing Your Home with Style: Living Well In a Smaller Space

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When you're moving a lifetime's accumulation of belongings from a larger home into a jewel box, the task can seem overwhelming—and so can your emotions. How do you decide what to pack and what to part with? How can you use the things you have so that they function well and look right?

Downsizing Your Home with Style answers these questions and more. Learn how to:

  • Create more storage
  • Make your stuff look smaller and your space look bigger
  • Update and modernize your favorite old pieces
  • Multipurpose your rooms and furniture
  • Find a new home for the stuff you no longer need

From the initial evaluation of your new home to one year after you have settled in, interior designer Lauri Ward takes you through every step with detailed tips, lists of good buys, tricks of the trade, photographs, and anecdotal examples, so that achieving spectacular results is simple and affordable, whatever your style or budget.

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About the Author:

Lauri Ward, founder of Use-What-You-Have® Interiors, Inc. 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. She is a contributing home design expert for iVillage.com and the author of the bestselling books Use What You Have® Decorating, Trade Secrets from Use What You Have® Decorating, and Home Therapy: Fast, Easy, Affordable Makeovers.

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Ward gives empty nesters a thorough review of how to plan...step by step...for a smaller residence. (Library Journal)

Ward offers helpful advice for a difficult problem--how to pare and purge, then stylishly rearrange what’s left. (Chicago Tribune)

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