About

Redecorated Living Room

Restyle Your Space  creates rooms that fit your lifestyle, taste and budget. We believe how you use the things you have is more important than what you have. This idea, of using what people have in their home to create a fresh new look without spending lots of money, was pioneered by Lauri Ward, founder of Use What You Have Interiors® (UWYH) in 1981. A best-selling author and nationally acclaimed expert on one-day redecorating, Lauri’s trademark and passion is demonstrating how homeowners can make their spaces beautiful without throwing away their existing furniture and accessories. Lauri is known as a trailblazer in the realm of “reuse, recycle” design.

We work with homeowners and renters to transform their rooms from outdated and ordinary to welcoming and stylish with a one-day makeover. How do we do this? By rearranging your furniture to create a warm and functional setting, displaying your accessories to their best advantage, and placing lighting sources most effectively, we make your room more comfortable, balanced and elegant without costly purchases and interior design fees.

Redecorating services are provided through a flat rate, one-day consultation. In many cases, rooms are transformed in hours. In all cases, the client receives a custom design plan with recommendations for all elements of the room at the end of the consultation. The result—a welcoming, relaxing and stylish space in one day, at a very affordable price!

Barbara Dieker
Barbara Dieker, Owner and Principal Designer of Restyle Your Space, was trained by Lauri Ward in the UWYH system, becoming a Certified Interior Redecorator in May 2013. Barbara is a member of the Interior Redecorators Network®, a non-profit trade organization of certified interior redecorators in the U.S., Canada and abroad.

Restyle Your Space is based in Alexandria, Virginia and serves Northern Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia and southern Maryland suburbs.


“I highly recommend Barbara to restyle your space. She provided clever suggestions and ideas for each room that I never would have thought of. She is motivated, very easy to work with, and definitely innovative!”
R. Bergstrom, Alexandria, VA