About

Use What You Have Interiors® (UWYH), was founded by Lauri Ward in 1981 and revolutionized the interior design business with a simple idea – using what people already have in their home as the foundation to create a fresher, updated, more elegant look, without spending a lot of money.

Today, after more than three decades, Use What You Have is regarded as the leading source for budget and eco-friendly room makeovers as well as for more extensive interior redecorating projects. The firm is recognized as a trailblazer because of its early “reuse, recycle” approach to design.

Use What You Have decorators provide flat rate, one day decorating consultations that utilize existing furnishings or create fresh strategies for empty spaces. Many rooms are transformed in hours and a custom design plan that covers all recommendations – from floor to ceiling – as well as sources is presented to each client on the day of his or her meeting.

In addition, the firm’s top-rated Decorator Training and Certification Program has educated hundreds of design professionals and talented laypeople from across the U.S. and beyond.