The 20 Funniest Blog Posts On Laurel Home


Hey Everyone,

Well… we’re deep into the proverbial “dog days” of summer. I know that a lot of you are on vacay.

I’m on staycay but that’s okay. I love my job! But we all need a little break so I’m going for a mani-pedi in a few and then it’s back to work!

Over the last couple of years (since people started reading the laurel home blog posts), the most frequent comment/observation by far is—





Gosh, thanks Guys!

It’s a gift; it comes naturally, but EVERYONE in my family is funny. So, I guess it’s genetic.

I thought it would be fun to make a list of the 20 funniest (or at least I think so) blog posts.

And then, I’m going to make a little banner for the sidebar, so that if you’re having a down day, you can hop over and maybe make your day a little brighter.


After all there are some 330 blog posts on here now and that’s a lot to have to sift through.



Ten Common Interior Design Mistakes

Oh, we all make them, but please try not to.


HGTV-lying to us - funny blog posts

12 Ways HGTV is Lying Misleading Us

This post is from May 2014 and it was this one post, that put my little (unread) blog on the map. Hmmm… There’s a message in that. By the way, I just read a recent article about Love It Or List It that supports my assertions.



Famous Interior Designers Who Got Arrested  –

Yes, indeed and this one cause a bit of a stir too!


Endora from Bewitched - Funny Blog Posts

My Interior Designer Just Fired Me!  It’s not personal. (usually) but there are

some things that one needs to know if hiring one of us.


home staging blog post

Home Staging Ideas You Won’t Hear About on HGTV  – Pretty self-explanatory


Pantone_Color_of_the_Year_Marsala_Story _ Funny Blog PostsMarsala-Pantone’s Massive Flop of 2015

The color of dried blood hit a collective thud in the interior design community.



The Problem With Halloween Decor   – Don’t let the title fool you, there’s enough eye-candy here to put your vision in diabetic shock!


Bunny Williams and John Rosselli - I adore them!

Why Bunny Williams Husband Hates Me  – I know, it shocked me too! ;]


Rudolph Nuryev with Edra Toth, Anamarie Sarazin and me underneath the great N

12 things you don’t know about me  – A sweet autobiography hi-lighting my early days in Indiana and my career as a ballerina (sorta).


Bronxville-monochromatic-living-room copy

That Post About The Extortionist Blog Trolls  – Fair warning, this one has some saucy language,

but I was hopping made at this invasion of privacy. And these people ARE crooks.


interior-decorating-creative-frenzy - funny blog posts

Follow These Decorating Rules and You Could Be In Deep Doo Doo – Indeed!



Selling Your Home Soon? Not if You Do This – The number one rule in selling your home is “it’s not your home anymore.” So, if you have yucky taste, just know that it’s going to cost you. Hire a pro. It’ll be worth every dollar.



Your Home Office Could Be Dangerous To Your Health – My absolute favorite post and by a wide margin.



Three Decorating Trends You Need To Be Warned About  –  They’re out there.



Interior Decorating Trends You Might Regret Later – Don’t lose your head, but there are a lot of them!



The One Kitchen Trend That Should Never Leave – How DID our ancestors ever survive with NO CABINETS? (not to mention fresh food strewn all over the floor!)




Here’s Why Buying Furniture Online is a Bad Idea – This one is a must-read.


superman-crypton - funny blog posts

I Dare You To Spill Red Wine On This Fabric – Cute.



How To Rock Your Fireplace Mantel Decor – I didn’t realize that decorating one’s mantel could be so funny, but apparently, I was wrong.


home renovation gone wrong - funny blog posts (or a little sad sometimes)

That Really Bad Apartment Renovation – And yes, it’s still on the market.

There’s an open house this Sunday.


bathroom renovation mistake - funny blog posts

A Disturbing Bathroom Renovation Trend – Ever have a colonoscopy?

If so, you must read this one.

Hope you guys enjoyed all of that and keep on laughing!





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  • Elizabeth Vogt - June 3, 2017 - 11:39 AM

    Just a normal (?) person out here, moving to Leawood Kansas.
    Really appreciate your blogs! That’s all. They give me a lot of relief when it comes to my upcoming move. For instance, the color and finish you say is best in hardwood floor is so exactly what I thought I wanted, and now I can put it to rest and get it done. And the warm gray and best whites posts are wonderful.

    Just THANK YOU.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia - April 13, 2017 - 7:10 AM

    The use of amusement is the best technique to engage readers and draw their attention and inspire them. Thank you for sharing these blogs which put their point forward through humor.ReplyCancel

  • Eva - March 6, 2017 - 5:50 PM

    None of these posts are funny.

    That’s not to say that they’re bad posts -they’re not by any means- but they’re not funny in the slightest.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - March 6, 2017 - 9:16 PM

      hahahaha! A TROLL!

      LOVE YOU EVA!!! Now you be a good girl and stop reading my blog!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Lynne - September 1, 2016 - 6:40 PM

    Funny, puzzling (what were they thinking), and educational. I needed some hilarity at this point. Getting over a hip renovation (repairing a hip replacement gone bad, and a much bigger deal than the original hip replacement to get over). During recovery the left shoulder went south and had to be replaced. BUT not a pity party – the sling is off my shoulder/arm as of yesterday and things are on the mend, and I can drive, drive, drive again, and I laughed like crazy and learned a lot reading the blog collection.

    I always enjoy your blog and have a great appreciation for your art, skill, and generosity.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - September 2, 2016 - 2:01 AM

      Hi Maureen,

      So sorry about your ordeal. We take so much for granted until it breaks. And ugh… it feels like an uphill battle (which it is after a certain age)

      Glad I could provide some comic relief! We all need that!ReplyCancel

  • funnyvault - August 27, 2016 - 3:43 PM

    these mistakes are very funny.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - August 27, 2016 - 7:29 PM

      Hi Funnyvault. They are now. Not while they were happening!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - August 18, 2016 - 1:18 PM

    Hi Laurel…haven’t read all of these posts yet, but will as they’er always a hoot. We have a few things in common. I grew up in W. Lafayette IN, played the flute and love popcorn and I think we may be around the same age. Could you sometime discuss a problem that I am dealing with. I love colorful Fiestaware pottery that I inherited from my aunt. I also love my multi panel Kirman rugs which have jewel tones of burgundy, black and pale teal or blue. Both are intricate patterns so no bare areas on them. Great for having 5 kids, they hide a multitude of sins. 🙂
    How do you coordinate, what seems to be 2 opposing design concepts in a room, like a living room into a pleasing area, without looking like you’er scatter brained? I think I’m asking how do you deal with oriental style rugs without getting too modern or traditional?
    Or am I just crazy? 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - August 19, 2016 - 12:06 AM

      Hi Carol,

      No, you’re not crazy, but it’s not an easy question to answer because all I know is that you have fiesta ware in bright colors that are clashing in color and style with your Oriental rugs and you want to know how to incorporate both in the same space.ReplyCancel

  • Sherrie Pfeiffer - August 18, 2016 - 11:44 AM

    Lordy mercy, that was one big marathon blogfest! So, I learned that suckified is a word, I need a pool boy (for me, not the pool), definitely Capris, and I also hate coffin tubs. Thanks for the recap, it’s been a joy. Oh, and I’ve finally redecorated the mantel, not mantle, thanks for the help! Cheers!ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - August 18, 2016 - 12:14 PM

      Hi Sherrie,

      Thanks for giving me a good laugh in return! ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - August 18, 2016 - 9:06 AM

    I so wanted to see the apartment reno gone wrong but when l clicked the link (twice), it took me to what must always be in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - August 18, 2016 - 10:24 AM

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Sorry about that. I fixed it. WordPress changed their linking system a few months ago. I was talking to my web guru about it and she agrees with me. They did something weird and it gets all wonky. It didn’t do that before. It was fine.ReplyCancel

  • Celeste - August 18, 2016 - 1:22 AM

    I said dog days of summer to my children last year and they decided there must also be ” the kitty days of winter.” ” I’m so hot, I can’t wait for the kitty days of winter.”

    I just was telling people about you and Glorious Crypton. I linked from another group to here if you had a lot of Reddit traffic, lol.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - August 18, 2016 - 10:21 AM

      Oh, thank you so much Celeste for the link! I did have a lot of Reddit traffic last week.

      As for the kitty days. So cute. I miss my Peaches terribly.

      For me, the really hot/humid days are uncomfortable; winter is unbearable. There aren’t that many of the former, and the latter seems interminable. ReplyCancel

  • Mary - August 18, 2016 - 12:57 AM

    Dear Laurel, I need help, your understanding and knowledge of what i am ignorant to. What I have seen. Which is now scarred onto my memory cells reeking havok. Its this Laurel, the India Hicks Mantel pic.Its the baseboard wrapped around the front of that pretty fireplace. WHY ( in a whiny little toddler voice) I tried Google, found no answer. Asked the cat, it just stared back at me. Asked honey, he had not seen it before either. Oh please Laurel I need to sleep!ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - August 18, 2016 - 10:14 AM

      Hi Mary,

      I’ve had the immense pleasure of hearing India Hicks speak and she is one of the most hilarious women you could ever hope for!

      Here’s the kind of answer I think she would give (in the Queen’s English) :]

      Oh, that’s to catch the water and chards of glass when the children knock the humongous glass vase over– the one with the palm tree growing in it. Otherwise, when there’s a fire going, it helps the house to burn down more quickly.

      BTW, I wrote this post before I heard her speak, which makes this even funnier because that is definitely her humoUr! ReplyCancel

  • Maraha - August 18, 2016 - 12:19 AM

    Awesome, Laurel, I am bookmarking this post! While I’m *really pretty sure* I’ve stalked read most of your posts as I think you’re hilarious (come on, just for the language alone, lol) they’re always worth revisiting.

    Thank you again for providing such enlightening and entertaining reads, and cheers to the dog days of summer!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen - August 17, 2016 - 10:32 PM

    I think the Bunny post is my favorite. I am afraid to click on the paot with all the stuffd heads…. Thanks Laurel!ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - August 17, 2016 - 10:52 PM

      haha! It’s not that bad; no worse than poop emoji cookies, that is. hahaReplyCancel

  • Ann Dwelle - August 17, 2016 - 10:05 PM

    I live in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Thanks for the laugh! I am reading one part a day as we clean up from the water.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - August 17, 2016 - 10:50 PM

      Hi Ann,

      Oh dear! I hope it wasn’t too bad for you! Feel so badly for folks.ReplyCancel