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The Paint Colors Change and It’s Driving Me Nuts!

Hi Guys, Today, I’m going to broach a sensitive subject. And, it’s one that most of us have had toView full post »

New Traditional Decorating – Little Known Ideas You’ll Love

Hey Everyone, Wow! It’s the last day of May. And, today, the weather in Northampton, MA, was a perfectView full post »

The Best Builder Upgrades You May Not Have Considered

Dear Laurel, I found your blog the other day when I was trying to figure out some builder upgrades. And,View 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 »

Can A Raised Ranch Home Become A Traditional Home?

Dear Laurel- Thank you so much for your straight-forward guidance on your blog! I have very much appreciated theView full post »

How to Mix Colorful Kitchen Appliances and not Muck It Up

Dear Laurel, We’re going to be redoing our kitchen in the next year or so and I’ve been seeing a lotView full post »

How To Style A Coffee Table and How Not To

Hi Everyone, We’re taking a break from the kitchen and bath show to discuss how to style a coffeeView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

How To Coordinate Lighting That’s Smashing, Not Boring

Dear Laurel, You know when they say “renovation fatigue,” they just aren’t kidding.View full post »

Door Knobs – The Good And The Not-So-Good + Sources

Dear Laurel, Thank you so much for all of the advice you give out weekly on your blog. We’re in the middleView full post »

How To Work With the Color Pink – It’s Not Just For Millenials!

Hi Everyone, Working on this post from 36,000 miles in the air – winging it down to Miami for a three-dayView full post »

The Guaranteed Way To A Beautiful Room (It’s Not The Wall Color)

Laurel– What do you mean it’s not the wall color that makes a beautiful room?   I mean, did IView full post »

To Brass or Not To Brass In the New Un-Bathroom

Dear Laurel, I look forward to every post from you. Their beauty has even served as some relief in difficultView full post »

Window Panels Have Her Stumped, But It’s Actually The Least Of Her Problems

A real “dear laurel” letter about window panels.   Hi Laurel, This is a two-part question: IView 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 »

A Young Traditional Family Room Needs A Little Help. (just a little)

This isn’t a “Dear Laurel” exactly. It’s from a dear reader, though. Karen K. First ofView full post »

The Trick To Mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture

A real Dear Laurel letter about mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture   Dear Laurel, I hope you can offerView full post »

Breathtakingly Beautiful Classic Kitchens That Are Not White

Dear Laurel, I’m sorry. I love you. I love your blog. But, I really, really do not want a white kitchen.View full post »

Neo-Traditional Interior Design

For years I have often struggled with what to call the style of interior design that I do. I’m sure thatView full post »

Creating a Neo-Traditional Media Room

Remember the Hollywood Regency Family-Media Room? Well, we had to change the entire concept which I will explainView 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 »

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 »

Chinoiserie Decor – What Is It? & Why You Need It

Chinoiserie Decor. Anyone who’s read this blog for a few months or longer knows that I adore all thingsView full post »

The Best Sofa Style To Get – My Number One Choice

Dear Laurel, I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and very much enjoying it as I’ve learnedView full post »

Mismatched Sofas – Good Idea, Or A Colossal Mistake?

Dear Laurel, I love your website and the inspiration and wisdom you have so generously imparted. Question: I wasView full post »

Boxy Boring Bedroom? And Some Unusual Solutions

Hi Everyone, I recently received an incredible email from a kind reader who needs help with her somewhat boringView full post »

All About Wainscoting + The One Thing You Must Never Do

Dear Laurel, My husband and I adore your blog! We especially like the rooms you show with wainscoting and wonderView full post »

What If The Furniture Doesn’t Fit? Don’t Panic. Yet.

Thanks so much, everyone, for your terrific comments on Mary’s big beautiful secretary/bookcase. OfView full post »

Brown Furniture – How To Make it Look Classic and Fresh

The other day, after I wrote this post about interior design trends 2021,  there were numerous requests for aView full post »

Performance Fabrics for Upholstery – The Ultimate Guide

Hi Everyone, I heard the overwhelming cry for information about performance fabrics, and guess what, there isView full post »

French Doors + News About My Boston Apartment

Hi Everyone, Well, I was starting to write one post today, and then my phone rang. It was my upstairs neighborView full post »

I May Have Found “The One” in Boston!

Yes, I know! I move to Boston, and just like that, I’m in love?   Oh, Laurel, you can’t beView full post »

10 Decorating Questions With Difficult to Find Answers

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re having a good holiday. Or, at least, a peaceful one. I know that many areView full post »

80+ Timeless & Classic Home Furnishings You Will Love!

Hi Everyone, This is I hope a very special treat featuring 80 + classic home furnishings! Not too long ago, IView full post »

Should You Embrace the Dark Side of Wood Floors?-Part II

Wow, guys! Many comments and opinions from Wednesday’s post focused on the hardwood floors of my newView full post »

The Controversy Over Hardwood Floor Stains and Finishes

Hi Everyone! First of all, WOW! Just WOW over all of the incredible comments regarding ways to keep our home airView full post »