About the Designer

Diane Lehmuller Hardy

Diane Lehmuller Hardy is the only certified member of the Interior Refiner's Network practicing in the greater Capital District. She became certified after training with Lauri Ward, the pioneer of one-day decorating and best selling author of "Use What You Have Decorating".

Diane has been practicing interior decorating since she achieved her professional level status with the Interior Design Society (IDS) in 1988. She focused mainly on color palette development, wallpaper selection, and custom window treatments though many of her projects included multiple room and whole house design.

With her new company, , she takes a different approach to interior decorating. "After spending so many years in clients' homes it became apparent to me that most people have a style they like and furniture and accessories they treasure but they have great difficulty in pulling it all together and making it work. When I decided to start my own business, I chose interior refining because you don't always have to start from scratch. You can use what you already own. You need some ."