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Interior designer Lauri Ward, a pioneer and expert in one-day redecorating, demonstrates how to quickly and inexpensively work with the space, furniture, and accessories on hand to create a fresh new look in just a few hours. Lectures are highlighted by slides and videos.
10 a.m. to 12 noon The Ten Most Common Decorating Mistakes and How To Correct Them
Identify decorating errors; overcoming clutter and creating practical storage solutions, comfortable seating arrangements, optimal traffic patterns, and furniture placement. Highlighting a focal point and redesigning awkward spaces.
12 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Participants provide their own lunch.
1:15 to 3:30 p.m. Prioritizing Decorating Projects
Breaking down the most important elements of a room lighting; flooring, paint, and accessories; correcting architectural flaws.
Ward, author of Use What You Have Decorating (Penguin Group) and Downsizing Your Home With Style (HarperCollins), is the founder of Use-What-You-Have Interiors (redecorate. com) and the Interior Redecorators Network.
S. Dillon Ripley Center Lecture Hall
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange lines)