Book Marni as a Keynote 

If you want a good laugh and a cleverly disguised portion of home improvement reality, this is the speaker for you. What makes Marni special is her way of informing and entertaining at the same time. Her family dynamic and self-deprecating humor are a riot to experience. At the same time, she knows her stuff and provides outstanding advice. She delivers what she promises and you’ll thoroughly enjoy working with her.

Downsizers, rightsizers, DIY decorators and anyone who wants advice on improving his or her home will want Marni to speak at their next event.

For more information about booking Marni as a speaker, please contact Linda Konner at (212)-691-3419 or

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  1. Just read your piece on “”editing your home”. We are looking for a smaller retirement home near family.As we looked at a 1500 sq. ft. home
    our son took me aside and in a serious voice said, “Mom, remember that downsizing means getting rid of something”.

  2. Hi, Marni….love your column…getting your book on downsizing even though I am in a small house…I need to clean out the clutter…I am writing for advice….how does one find a decorator who will be willing to come in for a few hours just to ‘advise…’ I need to paint the interior plus put down flooring in LR and DR and am overwhelmed. Will they work for an hourly fee? Where can I find them? Barbara in Longwood, FL

  3. Hi Barbara, I have often and frankly only work with designers on an hourly basis, because I can to a lot of the legwork myself. Most are willing to work that way, just ask up front. What you’re asking for is reasonable. Look online for local interior designers, and check out their portfolios until you find one whose style you like, then call. Good luck.

  4. Re your comment Sunday May 6 (Bay Area News Group). I have been trying to “let go” of my antiques for some time. However dealers tell me there is no market for items that are 50-plus years old. Young people are not interested in these types of things.
    I think you made a similar comment some years ago.

  5. Your article about what items are Museum worthy reminded me of how I disposed of some items on moving to Florida (from a home we’d lived in for close to 50 years.) As Cornell grads, we offered their Costume collection 3 items. They took my very 1960’s Wedding gown and a coat of my mother’s which I guessed to be 1940s, but they thought 1930s and were very appreciative. Many other items, especially hats and shoes were gratefully received by the Purdue Univ. Theater Department.

  6. I’d like to preface my email to say that I try to never miss your column in the Orlando Sentinel; I find it most interesting and helpful. I have followed your latest renovation in which you mentioned a cabinet installer by the name of Tony Daniels. We are trying to find a good wood floor installer and wondered if Tony Daniels installs wood floors. We plan to purchase the flooring from Floor & Decor in Orlando. If Tony does not install flooring, would you have a suggestion as to whom I could contact? Thank you for your time.

  7. Dear Marni,
    Thank you for your downsizing book. My siblings and I read it before tackling our parents’ house and lifetime accumulation late May. While each of us had different take aways, having your experience as a mutual starting point helped us stay focused and get the bulk of work done in less than a week, and remain friends! We each claimed what we knew we wanted and then donated the rest as nothing was truly valuable. Beyond the few things I truly wanted, I deliberately chose only things that would replace a similar, inferior item in my house. Thank you for providing a guiding light.

  8. Connie,
    I am so heartened to hear my downsizing book helped you and your siblings during a difficult time.
    Thanks for writing,

  9. Hi Linda,
    Unfortunately, Tony Daniels is based in Ohio. He happened to be in Orlando briefly when he got roped in to do my job. I would try SCS Hardwood Floors, in Orlando and ask for a referral.Ask for Leonard, and use my name. Good luck!

  10. I look forward to Friday’s Home section with your column. I am not in the same league as you (and I twitter, blog, or facebook), but I love your sense of humor. I am a fiber & quilt artist, and my home is filled with my quilts…on the walls, on chairs, & even on the sofa. Your series on the outside patio was great. Irene Piggott

  11. Hi, I’ve been a faithful reader of your column in the Orlando Sentinel for years. I just wanted to thank you for last weeks column on the Ego electric mower. My husband and I bought one about a month ago after having multiple repairs on our gas powered mower. We also, did not want to deal with the gasoline issue. We love the mower and are thinking of buying other electric tools. We have a joke between us about how we are trendsetters. You proved to us that once again, we are!

  12. HaHa! Hi Anna, Glad you love your Ego mower. I bought the kids an edger (called a string trimmer for some reason) and a blower, all from Ego, and they work great, clean and so quiet 🙂

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