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Best Windows – Size, Type + Is It OK To Do Black Frames?

In recent months, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about windows. And, it’s funny. We’veView full post »

“Raking It In” AKA: Black Friday Hot Sales is Back!

Oh, it happens every year. It starts out quite innocently. Turkey. STUFFING. uhhh, rather dressing sinceView full post »

Is A Black And White Kitchen The Answer To A Mid-Century Mess?

Last year, some may recall, I ran a little giveaway for a free consultation and a young woman named Katy was oneView full post »

I Don’t Give A Flying Crap About Black Friday 2017 Hot Sales

Well, the reason that I don’t give a flying crap about Black Friday 2017 is largely to do with my feelingsView full post »

He Wants To Keep His Big Black Sofa, But I Hate It!

Oh Laurel, Well, I’m on my second marriage and it’s already not going so well.   And can youView full post »

Discover the new black in interior design!

A recent home botox/paint consult inspired this post. There’s been much discussion on laurel home about the colorView full post »

The Most Handsome Black and White Interiors Ever!

And also with some blue and gray… I once did a post called “Well Hellooo Handsome” primarilyView full post »

Oh My! I’m Black and Blue! Black and Blue Decor

That is… black and blue [color scheme] and brown and white too. That was the color scheme I was referringView full post »

Well hellohhhhhh handsome | black and white interiors

Before I begin this evening’s subject, a word (or 3) about pinterest…  I got on there maybe lastView full post »

Reddish Laminate Floors? What Wall Color Will Work?

I just received an email from Sandra who’s struggling with her paint color to go with her red-tonedView full post »

Small Living Room Decor -Should It Be Pale or Dark?

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for all of your great comments for Sunday’s post. That post, if you missed itView full post »

The Secret For A Cheap, Chic Kitchen Refresh

Hi Everyone, First of all, before we get into our kitchen refresh; thank you so much for all of the beautifulView full post »

Bedroom Decorating Ideas You Might Not Have Considered

The other day one of you lovely readers sent me an email asking me to take one of your homes, or a room fromView full post »

Contemporary Interiors – Are They Trendy or Timeless?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog, witty banter, creativity… I could go on.. however, do you really want meView full post »

50 Interior Design Trends for 2020 – In or Out?

Recently, Elle Decor did a post about 50 interior design trends for 2020 – in or out? So, I thought itView full post »

How To Deconstruct Mark D. Sikes Brilliant Interior Designs

So, this is the post I was supposed to have for you on Tuesday/Wednesday, but that didn’t happen.   IView full post »

Analogous Color Schemes In Interiors – The Right Way

Hi Everyone, Did you see the post the other day about monochromatic color schemes? If you missed it, you canView full post »

Monochromatic Interiors – A Misunderstood Color Scheme

Today, I’d like to focus on MONOCHROMATIC interiors and moonochromatic color schemes. But first of all,View full post »

Why My Disdain for Winter Might Be Misguided

Hi Everyone, How y’all doing one week (or less) before Christmas? This is a reworking of a post from threeView full post »

Her Bossy Home Builder Needs To Calm Down!

Recently, I received this real “dear laurel” letter from Kim. And, she’s dealing with a bossyView full post »

Dining Chair and Table Combinations That Rock!

Hi Everyone, Tuesday night’s post looked at 12 classic dining tables. And, as promised, we are going toView full post »

I’m Dreaming Of Blue and White Christmas Decor

Dear Laurel, I really don’t know what I’m going to do. Every year I put up the same old tired redView full post »

Gorgeous Family Room Furnishings on a Shoestring Budget

Hi Everyone, Oh man, before we get into our gorgeous family room furnishings… It sure feels like the calmView full post »

22 Living Room Lighting Rules You Need To Know

If there’s one thing I routinely see people getting wrong, it’s their living roomView full post »

Dated Kitchen And No Money – Can It Be Saved?

Dear Laurel, This is a suggestion for a blog post. I have a dated kitchen. It was done 25 years ago, but stillView full post »

Quick Fix Home Decor-10 Luxurious, Budget-Minded Ideas

Oh Laurel, Please, please, please, I’m begging you to do a blog post on the topic of quick fix home decor.View full post »

Helping A Client With Her Horrid Kitchen (Before Pics)

There is nothing better than taking a horrid kitchen and helping a client make it a lot better. Yes, IView full post »

12 of the Best Paint Colors To Go With Red Brick

Dear Laurel We have a red brick ranch home that we have been renovating on the inside for the last 20 years andView full post »

It’s Only The Laundry Room, Nothing To Fear Sweetie

Dear Laurel My laundry room is rather large, and evocative of a British tack room. Well, except it has theView full post »

Faux Fireplace, a Great Idea or a Disaster?

Dear Laurel, It’s nearly October and well, you know what that means. The holidays are coming… YouView full post »

Curtain and Drapery Hardware – What You Need To Know

Hi Laurel, While reading this informative article (several times in fact), I became entranced by the windowView full post »

She Wants A Classical Home in Florida. And, Cheap too!

Dear Laurel, It’s mid-September and you know how some people say they love this month the most? Well, forView full post »

Sophisticated Twin Beds – 20 Ideas For Grownup Bedrooms

Dear Laurel, Thank you for the beautiful post about masculine bedrooms. Or, at least bedrooms that both men andView full post »

A Masculine Bedroom That She’ll Love too

Dear Laurel, Why is decorating so difficult? This all came about because the other day, I was asking my fiancéView full post »

How To Hide The TV 20 Elegant and Clever Solutions

Hi Everyone, Before we get into the elegant hide the TV solutions, many of you know, but many of you don’tView full post »

Ranch House Decor Mistakes You Might Be Making

Dear Laurel, I loved the post about the split levels and raised ranches. But, what about just a plain old ranchView full post »