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No Foyer Entry-We Enter Straight Into The Living Room

Dear Laurel, I love that post about the entrance to one’s home! However, I have just one little problem.View full post »

Must A House’s Architecture Dictate Your Design Style?

Hi Everyone, What glorious weather we’ve been having here in Boston the last few days. No air-conditionerView 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

30 Cheap Table Lamps + Sources + What Size to Get

Hi Everyone, There was a request to do cheap table lamps next. Okay, fine. “inexpensive” tableView full post »

Painted Hardwood Floors – Good Idea or a Bad One?

Hi Everyone, I’ve been thinking a lot about painted hardwood floors these days and want to address theView full post »

Little Known Exquisite, Affordable Wallpaper Murals & Art

Hi Everyone, I’m so excited to share this post with you about some of the most exquisite and affordableView full post »

Affordable Home Decor – 18 Ideas You’re Gonna Love

Oh, Laurel, Please, pretty, please, I’m begging you to do a blog post on the topic of affordable homeView full post »

High-Low Furnishings + Sources and Secrets Revealed

Hi  Everyone, Well, it’s another marathon post. And, haha, yesterday, when I started it, I was so tired, IView full post »

Contemporary Interiors – Are They Trendy or Timeless?

Hi Everyone, Well, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m republishing a recent postView 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 »

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 »

Little Known Ways To Score Free Furniture (or nearly free)

Dear Laurel, I am a very attentive obsessive reader of your posts. Not only do I love the education received, IView full post »

12 Gorgeous Bedrooms + Common Questions Answered

Dear Laurel, I’ve noticed that you don’t have a lot of posts about bedrooms. Is there a reason forView full post »

A Dated Southwestern Farmhouse And How To Fix It

Hey Everyone, Happy Easter and Passover! As many of you stated emphatically that you wished for me to move intoView 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 »

Ultimate Guide To The Best Kitchen Floor That Isn’t Tacky

Hey Guys, Many of you have said to me something like: “I don’t want to do a wood floor. We have aView full post »

Beige Decor — How To Make It Go From Boring To Sensational!

Dear Laurel, It should really be “Oh, Laurel,” Ten years ago, we moved into our dream home. We builtView full post »

How To Turn Bland Decor Into A Room Of Sublime Beauty!

There’s no question about it. I’m going straight to hell.   Why, Laurel? What on earth couldView full post »

What Wall Color Will Work With Her Collected Interiors?

Collected Interiors– rooms that look like they evolved over time are probably what most of us are strivingView full post »

What Happens When An Interior Design Pro Has “Designer Block?”

Even for a jaded interior design pro, life can be quite ironic, at times. Right? I mean, for YEARS, IView full post »

Is He Right? Are White-Painted Walls Boring?

Dear Laurel, I can’t even get my hubby to like white-painted walls. He thinks white walls with white trim looksView full post »

White On White Decor Inspired By Charlotte-Anne Fidler

Hey Guys, No wait. Not Guys. It should be Chaps or Mates.   Yes– and Happy BoxingView full post »

Timeless Interiors Or A Passing Trend? How To Tell The Difference

Chai The other day I got an interesting email from a reader. It is edited, but not for meaning, only to shorten it aView full post »

I’m Struggling To Furnish My Large Living Room

Dear Laurel, I’m hoping that other people have this problem so that you can write about it. But my problemView 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 »

Laurel, Why Does My Decorating Look So Awful?

Dear Laurel, I’m so disgusted. To put it bluntly. My decorating sucks. Or my rooms suck. Well, somethingView full post »

16 Tricks To Make Your Small Rooms Look Bigger + Mistakes To Avoid

It’s funny. Well, maybe not funny. But there’s often a lot of talk about how to make the most out ofView full post »

Make Your Table Lamp Cords Disappear Like Magic

Hey Guys! Remember how we were talking about the cool lamps in this post? And many of you said that you love theView full post »

What They Didn’t Tell You About The Best Yellow Paint Colors

It is possible that almost everything I’ve been lead to believe about yellow paint colors is a lie. AndView full post »