Important Information Labor Day 2017 (you won’t want to miss)



I know… When do I ever write you on a Monday? Very rare.



However, I need to interrupt your Labor Day Fun (Labor Day 2017)

(no worries. that would not be my family either) ;]


First of all, I don’t know if you saw, forgot, intended to or are not interested.

But, I also don’t want you to lose out on some wonderful opportunities for fantastic savings.

And there are some new ones.

One, I just found out about.

So, let’s start with that one.


One of my most favorite websites, One King’s Lane in addition to their fabulous 20% discount only good through today, September 4th, they are now offering FREE SHIPPING!


Just today. Monday September 4th.


Use Code: OKLSHIPSEPT  – for the free shipping.


All of the Williams Sonoma Brands are offering huge savings ending tonight

AND free shipping with the following codes.


Pottery Barn – SAVEMORE

Williams-Sonoma – FALL


Williams Sonoma Cookware on Sale

(I just got me some new cookware which I desperately need!)

Williams Sonoma Home -FALL


Rejuvenation – FREESHIP

Mark and Graham – SHIP FREE  (And for an extra 30% off – EXTRA30)


In addition, I forgot to tell you that Serena and Lily is giving 30% off of all their rugs including their new styles. That sale ends September 5th @ 11:59PM Pacific Time.

Here are some of my favorites.



Wayfair is having an amazing 70% off sale.


And then Nordstrom just added thousands of items into their sale section.


And are offering 40% off! You can see a sampling of some of my favorites here.

(Or, click the image or headline to go directly to Nordstrom.)


Looking for gorgeous bed and bath linens and furnishings?


For many more and better images, click here.


And one last important reminder for this Labor Day 2017


10% of any commissions earned through affiliate links OR the purchase of either Laurel’s Rolodex or the Essential Paint Collection/Paint Palette Bundle will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Please note that the prices for all of my products are going up November 13th. So, if you don’t already have them, (and if you don’t, why don’t you?) this is an excellent time to get them at this price and also help the relief effort for our friends in southeast Texas.

This, I’m going to continue through tomorrow the 5th of September and that will end at Midnight, eastern time.

Please enjoy the rest of your holiday!




  • Andrea - September 5, 2017 - 3:33 PM

    Not sure where to put this question. I’ll just drop it in here. I’m not asking for a consultation (if only!) but thought others might have the same question. My new red sofa just arrived. I love, love, love it. It’s not oversized or weird, just a nice, normal sofa with turned legs and casters which was why I bought it. I had a red plaid sofa in this little library at one time and loved it. It’s long gone, and 2 cheap sofas later, I have this wonderful quality sofa with quality upholstery, but is it ever red! The case goods in the room are espresso, which look black, Lloyd Flanders black rattan chairs with cushions in a brown, red, rose and green floral. There are greenish bamboo window coverings and floral pelmets. There is also a little Stewart tartan in the room. The rug is a red and warm beige oriental. Boy, does that sofa stand out. I should have chosen the softer red, but was voted down by the decorator and my husband in favor of this rich red. Is there a way to make it not shout as you enter the room? Oh, the walls are peach. I looked at your post on red, and noticed the red sofa there was in a red room with mostly red rug. Is that the way to do it? I’d never get my husband on board with red walls. So, my question is how do you make one piece of furniture not shout ‘look at me’ and blend with the rest of the room. If you can ever use this, there might be others who could benefit, too. And, I’d be very grateful!ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - September 5, 2017 - 3:43 PM

      Hi Andrea,

      You know, this is an excellent idea and WILL benefit a lot of other people because it’s a common issue. ReplyCancel

  • Anne - September 4, 2017 - 11:50 PM

    Me again. Forgot to ask – what sheen do you recommend for the exterior of a home. We are painting our exterior some sort of white – I don’t want it to look shiny like plastic but I also don’t want it to get dingy from dirt and not be able to clean it. Amazing blog – I could spend hours here reading your tips.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - September 5, 2017 - 12:04 AM

      Please consult with your paint store and/or painting contractor for specific questions such as this. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Anne - September 4, 2017 - 11:46 PM

    I am reading your August 3, 2016 post on paint sheen. It won’t let me comment there, so I thought I’d try here. There is a picture on pinterest that claims to have BM Simply White trim and walls. But the wall and trim colors look ever so slightly different to me; they’re absolutely perfect though. Is that possible – to paint walls matte and trim semi gloss or satin in all the same color to achieve a look of two ever so slightly different but perfectly complimenting colors? Or, would you not recommend doing this. (We’re building and in the home stretch –
    paint colors! Hoping to achieve a simplified look of white trim and walls). I did see the picture of the yellow stripes using different sheens.ReplyCancel

    • Laurel Bern - September 5, 2017 - 12:04 AM

      Hi Anne,

      There’s a reason that the comments are turned off for posts older than three weeks. It was killing me. I hope that you will understand. But I am only one person. ReplyCancel