Down-to-earth talent and easy-to-implement design style describes Laurie Ann McMillin Ray. After years of guiding a variety of clients through an assortment of decorating adventures, she shares her insider's knowledge and inspiration cultivated along the route. The book gives insight into the art of the easy room makeover by combining colour, fabric, and wallpaper with quality furnishings and flea market finds, and teaches how to transform a space from mediocre to wow with just a few small changes (illustrated in more than two hundred color photographs). The best part is that her advice is budget minded, and she gives tips for a thrifty transformation. Bottom line -- this book is not about conventional decorating dictated by someone else's rules, but about bending the rules to reflect personality -- the reader's.
Laurie Ann McMillin Ray has been involved in the Southern California interior design community since the 1980s when she began decorating model homes for her father, well-known builder Corky McMillin. Since that time she has built a solid reputation as both an interior designer and the owner of several decorating stores. She is a self-taught, innovative go-getter who is known for her eclectic style.