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Why Is kitchen Lighting The Hardest Thing To Get Right?

First of all, this post about kitchen lighting is not so much about the actual lighting design of your kitchen.View full post »

The Most Common Lighting Mistake + Fave Sources For Lamps

Ahhh… the days in the northern half of the northern hemisphere are now quite short. I find myself needingView full post »

A Brilliant Decorator Or A Dangerous Con Artist?

  My mother always used to say…   “There is no ill wind that doesn’t blow in someView full post »

Black Friday – Or How To Upchuck Your Thanksgiving Meal

Sorry, to be so graphic, but that’s how I’m starting to feel. Oh, it happens every year. It startsView full post »

The Ultimate Christmas Tree Decorating Guide

Before we get into the ultimate Christmas tree decorating Guide…   This is how I see the holidayView full post »

Cracking The Ben Pentreath Paint Colors Mystery

A LOT of you have asked: WHAT is the color of Ben Pentreath’s Living Room? WHAT is the color of BenView full post »

A Chic, Affordable, Comfortable Travel Wardrobe To England

This is a very rare post not about interior design.   But I know that a lot of you are curious. It’sView full post »

Is It Classic Furniture Or A Fad I Will Tire Of?

This is a real Dear Laurel email I recently received wanting to know how to tell if she’s getting classicView full post »

Today, I Remembered The Reason Why I Hate Shopping

Hey Guys, You’re probably confused. After all, I’m an interior designer. How can an interiorView full post »

Help For a Small Family Room That’s Not Quite Coming Together

Hi Everyone. As promised this is part II of last Wednesday’s post about a small family room.   TheView full post »

Is There Any Hope For A Windowless Room?

Hey Guys, A number of you have expressed interest in what to do if you have a windowless room. It’s aView full post »

I (Laurel) Need Your Help. Decorating Help.

Oh, stop looking at me like you just discovered that the earth is flat after all! You heard me correctly. I meanView full post »

Little Known Insider Tips for Getting Expensive Looking Decor + Sources

Oh dear, another reader who wants expensive looking decor and fell short…   Dear Laurel, I’mView full post »

We’ve Run Out of Money. Is It Too Late To Install Wall Sconces?

Dear Laurel, We just built a new home and I now realize that the lighting is insufficient. I don’t knowView full post »

I Don’t Care What You Say. I NEED MY CEILING FANS!

Dear Laurel, I love you. I love your blog but there’s something I need to get off my chest. We areView full post »

My Kitchen Light Fixtures Are Driving Me Bonkers

Hey Guys, This is a continuation of our looking at kitchen lighting and kitchen light fixtures. Here’s theView full post »

If You Hate Winter – You Might Need To Read This

Ho, ho, ho!!! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! And Welcome to Winter! Does anyone know why Santa says ho, ho,View full post »

I Need Help For My Ugly Stone Fireplace. Can I Paint It?

Ahhh, yes, the quintessential ugly stone fireplace. Do you have one?   I have to be honest and say that 95%View full post »

The Laurel Home Paint Palette and Home Furnishings Collection is Here!

Hey Everyone, It’s November, 2016. And phew! We did it! The Laurel Home Ultimate Paint Palette and HomeView full post »

Here’s How You Can Create Beautiful Rooms – Effortlessly

Hey Guys, Some of you may recall that at the end of August, I announced the release date of the second part ofView full post »

Is Your Hardwood Floor Getting Wrecked? An Ages Old Solution

Who doesn’t love a beautiful hardwood floor?  A while back I did a post discussing different options andView full post »

Hidden Treasures in Murano and Magical Italian Vineyards

Hey guys. Starting to feel half-way human. No fever today! So, a good day for gathering some photos together.View full post »

My No-Fail Paint Color Failed – What Went Wrong?

The other day, there was a comment on my last post about a 25-color whole-house paint palette. She wrote to tell me,View full post »

A 25-Color Whole House Paint Palette, A Surprise And A Warning

The other day, I got a comment on another post about a no-fail whole house paint palette. She wrote to tell me that oneView full post »

Help For A Long Boring Hallway {and what not to do}

Dear Laurel! I’d love to see a post on how to decorate a dark, long boring hallway. What to do to keep itView full post »

Are You Making This Common Kitchen Design Mistake?

Dear Laurel, We moved into our dream home about 2 years ago. Well, it’s dream except for the kitchen! TheView full post »

A Dream Kitchen Salvaged and the Perfect Cabinet Color

Dear Laurel, I seem to recall that you were talking about this dream kitchen a while back and I’ve lookedView full post »

The Best Christmas Decorations Ever!

Occasionally, in the summer months, the thought of the Christmas Season will cross my mind and it will actuallyView full post »

A home for elegant entertaining yet durable for a family of six

A family of six and one adorable pug named Mimi, who endearingly snores loudly in her sleep. A year, ago, Mimi’sView full post »

Benjamin Moore Color of The Year 2016 – Anything But Simple

Simply White is the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year  2016. It’s a fine color. It’s a lovely white.View full post »

Here’s Why Buying Furniture Online Is A Bad Idea

Dear Laurel, How are you doing? Not sure why I’m writing you except just to warn someone out there about thisView full post »

A Home For Sale Runs Amok {part II} bathrooms and more

Before we go back to our over-priced home for sale, I need to say a few things. Firstly, I am completely, and I meanView full post »

The Hidden Truth About Paint Colors That No One Ever Told You

The other day I had a real Aha! moment. Oh, I love it when that happens! While working on the many paint posts,View full post »

Yuck. Loved the Wall Color Before The Furniture Arrived!

Hi Laurel,   I received a new sofa this morning that I’ve wanted to get for years and in a color I reallyView full post »

I Need Your Help! Eclectic Gallery Walls

Thank you all so much for the terrific response to my last post about the hideous interior mistakes I learned the hardView full post »

Are You Guilty of Any of These 12 Hideous Painting Mistakes?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Anthony Baratta It’s mid-March and you know what that means! Painting season isView full post »