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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 »

Bookshelf Styling-The Ultimate Guide with Templates!

Hi Everyone, Oh, I know. The post is soooo late. But, at least it’s out. Very early on, I did a post,View full post »

The Most Durable Painted Cabinet Finish-12 Pros Weigh In

Dear Laurel, I hope you can help me. We’re going to be renovating our kitchen. The cabinets WILL beView full post »

A No-Fail Decorating Plan In Time for Christmas

Dear Laurel, Oh, I hope you can do a blog post about this. I searched high and low on your blog, and IView full post »

Roman Shades Weren’t Built in a Day

Roman Shades are one of my favorite window treatments. And this post is going to go over everything you need toView full post »

Don’t Be Seduced By Chintz! A Personal Story

In the realm of interior design and decorating, I daresay one word is probably one of the most polarizingView full post »

The Color Pink – Revered and Hated. Here’s Why

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re having a good week. I have some great news.   Yes, I have my Instagram accountView full post »

Throw Pillows – Everything You Need to Know

And, Why I’m Proud To Be Called A Pillow Fluffer!   When I was in design school back in the lateView full post »

Help for a Recliner Chair Nightmare-20 Gorgeous Recliners!

Hi Guys, Before I get into the post about the cool (and not-so-cool) recliner chairs, please read until the endView full post »

A Formula for Eclectic Interiors To Avoid Matchy Furniture

In response to Sunday’s post, a comment from Terry has inspired this blog post about a simple formula forView full post »

The Magnificent Front Doors of Beacon Hill

Hi Everyone, Anyone who’s read this blog for a few years has probably surmised that I prefer painted brickView full post »

Six Drab Paint Colors – Should You Try Them?

Hi Everyone, Oh, my word! It finally stopped raining! Fortunately, no flooding in Boston. But, it sure is niceView full post »

30 Fantastic Coffee Tables – Plus Sofa Pairings!

Dear Laurel, Who knew that this decorating your home thing was so difficult? Oh, I know. You do. And now, I doView full post »

F&B Calke Green + An Iconic Wallpaper = Kitchen Heaven!

Hi Everyone, I think it finally stopped raining in Boston. But, it rained something fierce when I was inView full post »

An Astonishing Home Exterior Transformation Before & After

Hi Everyone, And, a very Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow Americans! Guess where I’m headed to? Yes,View full post »

The Ultimate Window Treatment Guide

Hi Everyone, A while back, I created a post about interior window shutters. And, for some crazy reason, I tackedView full post »

Classic White Kitchens – How To Avoid The Sterile Look

Dear Laurel, I am so excited to see all of your renovation plans. It has inspired me to finally redo ourView full post »

Dark Rooms – Are They Handsome or Depressing?

Happy Father’s Day!!!   I’m not sure if I did a specific Father’s Day Post last year. LetView full post »

6 of the Best Classical Architects People Should Copy

Hi Everyone, Oh man, the designs for my place are taking FORever! Interior design is not easy to do. That is ifView full post »

Eegads! My No-Fail Paint Color Failed. What Went Wrong?

Dear Laurel, I’m a new reader of your blog and am enjoying it a lot. If you’re looking for a topicView full post »

Economical Decorating Ideas – The Ultimate Guide

Greetings from Boston on this super wet Memorial Day Weekend. Below is an actual Dear Laurel letter from a kindView full post »

Decorating Paralysis – What Causes it? And How to Fix It

Hi Everyone, The other day, I got a comment on Wednesday’s post about small kitchen details that can makeView full post »

Dining Chair and Counter Stool Pairings That Rock!

Hi Everyone, Oh, I always feel so guilty when I don’t get the Wednesday post out by 2:00 AM. (Yes, Mom, IView full post »

Bathroom Design Inspiration – Revisiting an Old Project

Hi Everyone, First of all, my sincerest condolences to everyone, but especially our friends across the pond, forView full post »

Thanks For The Interior Design Inspiration – Here’s More!

Hi Everyone! Wow!  Thank you so much to so many of you who took the time to give such awesome advice about myView full post »

16 Magical Farrow & Ball Colors For Your Home

Over the years, I’ve focused on one paint brand more than any other, by far, and that is Benjamin Moore. IView full post »

A Novel Way To Get Priceless Art Masterpieces For Cheap

Well, it’s another delicate subject. No, not Chinoiserie. I’m done with that one for a while. Well,View full post »

The One Universal Color You Might Not Be Using

Guys, Oh my, before we get into the universal color, I don’t know what to say about Sunday’s post,View full post »

Nine Fabulous Shades of Green Paint You Need To Know

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In honor of the holiday, it’s time to do a post about some of my favoriteView full post »