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5 Classic Kitchen Combos, Cabinets, Hardware, Lighting…

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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 »

A Fave Affordable Lighting And Home Furnishings Source

I get a lot of requests for affordable lighting and home furnishings. And, you know, even if your budget isView 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 »

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 »

Two Doctors Try To Save Man’s Eye After Dining Room Lighting Accident

#Embarrassing. It was a dinner party and sure, Ted had a little too much too drink, but the dining roomView full post »

Creating A Chic, Cosy Home Library-Best Colors, Lighting and Furniture

Every year in the middle of summer, I think, “Oh, I’ve never done a home libraryView 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 »

kitchen lighting Ideas

One of my favorite design bloggers Christina Fluegge is redoing her kitchen and just posted lots of really coolView 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 »

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 »

Little Kitchen Details That Make a Huge Difference!

Please notice that I did not say “wow factor.” You will never hear me say, “wow,View full post »

Insider Interior Design Trends 2021 – You Must See!

Hi Everyone, I think most years around this time; I do a post about current decor and decorating trends. So, atView full post »

Lampshades – What Size and Shape Should You Get?

Dear Laurel, I just found two of the most beautiful lamps at a consignment shop. The woman said that they hadView full post »

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 »

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 »

Holiday Greetings 2020 – From Boston!

Hi Everyone, I’m here, in Boston! In my new apartment in the Back Bay section. I’ve been hereView full post »

50 Living Room Decorating Rules You Need To Know

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for all of your kind and encouraging messages. I’m still in New York but amView full post »

60 + High-Low Chinoiserie Lamps (Some are Rare)

Hi Guys! Oh my! I’m up to my eyeballs in boxes. Well, that’s a slight exaggeration, but this placeView full post »

A Master Bedroom Design Process, and What Inspires Me

Hi Guys, How are you doing? I’m fine, but last week was a doozy, for sure. As you know, my place went onView full post »

A Common Renovation Mess – Can it be Fixed?

Dear Laurel, amazing post! I am wondering if you could make a virtual renovation for Blahblah Beacon St. APT.View full post »

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 and Important News!

Hi Everyone,   It’s two days before Thanksgiving 2020 and time for some music!   I Want YourView 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 »

The 40 Best Etsy Shops For Home Furnishings in 2021

Hi Everyone, Before we get into 40 of the Best Etsy shops for home furnishings, there is some news on the newView full post »

Dark Bathrooms – Here’s What You Need To Know

Hi Everyone, Thanks for all of your terrific input on Sunday’s post about an idea I had to update myView full post »

Affordable Bathroom Fixes With Big Impact

Hi Everyone, Today, I’m going to talk about my two bathrooms and some bathroom fixes I’m thinkingView full post »

Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal – COTY 2021 – Yes or No?

Hi Everyone, Oh my. I know; I’ve been saying “Oh my” for quite some time. So, before we getView full post »

Some Unusual Renovation Ideas for a Brownstone Duplex

Guys! OMG! haha!!! Thank you so much for all of the brilliant renovation ideas you’ve been sending my wayView full post »

Renovation Challenges for a 140 Year Old Townhouse

Hi Everyone, Thank you all so much for the terrific comments you shared with me on Wednesday’s post, whereView full post »

Original Old Home Details – Is it OK to change them?

Hi Everyone, In case you missed the post on Wednesday, I’m in the process of purchasing a new home inView full post »

Paint Color Myths that Help Us Make Bad Decisions

The other day, I got a message on Instagram that has fueled the inspiration for today’s blog post. TheView full post »

7 of the Hottest Bathroom Trends To Avoid or Embrace?

Dear Laurel, I’d love it if you could do a post about bathrooms; well, specifically some of the bathroomView full post »

20 Little Known Small Room Ideas to Maximize Space

We’ve been talking a lot recently about maximizing small spaces and hidden storage. This post has someView full post »

16 Tiny Kitchens That Prove That Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Hi Everyone, Well, the other day when I was researching hidden rooms/secret doors and hidden storage, I cameView full post »