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Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

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Plaster Ceiling Design + Architectural Mouldings

Today’s post is a continuation of the series on mouldings. I have so many beautiful images, that IView full post »

Blue and White Interior Architecture and Mouldings

I made this post for the first of the month linking party at the Pink Pagoda, but I don’t think that theyView full post »

Rooms with Great Bones |Architectural Mouldings

First of all, some of you may be wondering about the spelling of the word moulding. Molding is not incorrect.View full post »

Dated Kitchen And No Money – Can It Be Saved?

Dear Laurel, This is a suggestion for a blog post. I have a dated kitchen. It was done 25 years ago, but stillView full post »

Difficult Windows – Window Treatment Dos and Don’ts

The topic of difficult windows is one that I get a lot of comments and emails about. So, let’s take a lookView full post »

Quick-Start Interior Design Guide 2019 – Plus News!

Hi Everyone, Yes, a quick-start interior design guide 2019 is included in this post. This is one of these postsView full post »

Faux Fireplace, a Great Idea or a Disaster?

Dear Laurel, It’s nearly October and well, you know what that means. The holidays are coming… YouView full post »

Buying A Greek Revival Dream Home Might Be A Mistake

Recently, I received an interesting note from a kind reader. Here’s what she said:   Dear Laurel, IView full post »

Ranch House Decor Mistakes You Might Be Making

Dear Laurel, I loved the post about the split levels and raised ranches. But, what about just a plain old ranchView full post »

Best Fireplace Mantel Proportions – How Not To Muck It Up!

The other day I received this comment from Sue. It’s regarding the correct fireplace mantelView full post »

Best Proportions For Interior Trim – Why You’re Confused

Ugh. Have I ever began a post with the word, “ugh?” I don’t think so.   So, why ugh forView full post »

Perfect Architectural Proportions – The No-Fail Formula

Hey Guys, This has been a very architectural time recently. I know that many of you want me to continue with theView full post »

But, WHY is it Bad Architecture? I’ll Tell You Why.

Celestial wrote a comment the other day wanting clarification as to the elements that go into making BADView full post »

Classical Interior Architecture, The Most Important Element

The other day, after the post about blue paint colors, Val wrote this comment concerning interiorView full post »

Window treatment styles – How to select color, type, pattern

Dear Laurel, I’ve been reading your blog for several years as we’ve been working towards restoringView 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 »

Inherited Furniture That Must Stay – How To Work With It

Dear Laurel, New to your blog! So happy to have stumbled onto it after seeing posts on Pinterest. Have to say,View full post »

Easy (and affordable) Ways To Fix A Boring Room

In my opinion, a boring room is a lot like a boring person. Do you know someone who is a crashing bore? I betView 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 »

Cost-Saving Home Decor Tricks and When To Splurge

Dear Laurel, I’m wondering if you could do a post and share any cost-saving home decor tricks you’veView full post »

Six Problem Ceilings – And How To Fix Them

Today’s post is a HEAVY reworking and combination of two old posts, but the new focus is on problemView full post »

The Ultimate Guide To Fireplace Mantel Decorating

Hi Everyone, Before we get into our Ultimate Guide Fireplace Decorating Decor– through the magic ofView full post »

My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint

Wait, Laurel!   My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint???   Haven’t you already written thisView full post »

Comments for Old White Paint Post From 2014-2017

Please enjoy the comments for the old 20 great shades of white paint post. For the new post, clickView full post »

Fear Not The Big Living Room Wall – Help is Here!

A kind reader wrote me about her scary big living room wall. And she’s looking for some lower costView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Driving Me Bonkers!

I recently received a letter from a woman struggling with how to choose a north facing room paintView full post »

Can This Dysfunctional Kitchen Be Saved?

Before we get into the dysfunctional kitchen, thank you so much to so many of you for your kind words andView full post »

Her Open Floor Plan is an Excedrin Headache Nightmare!

Hi Everyone! I know that you’re busy and I know that I promised to cover painting an open floor plan. ButView full post »

Here it is! A Palette For No-Fail Paint Colors

Picking paint colors is probably the most difficult decorating issue of all.   It would seem based on theView full post »

The Perfect Shade Of White Wall Paint For Oak Trim

Dear Laurel, I came across your article about wall colors that go well with wood trim — very insightful! ThankView full post »

Free Art Wall Templates and Free Art Too?

Hi Everyone, This happens every year, but all of a sudden, it’s Thanksgiving and then the year is over.View 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 »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays – 16 Wall Colors To Make It Sing

Dear Laurel, I just found you on Pinterest. Great boards. I was googling best neutral wall color with stained woodView full post »

Impressive Decorating On A Shoestring Budget – Only 1,100.00 bucks!

Beautiful decorating on a shoestring budget is something that a lot of us wish we could do.   For most ofView full post »

Drunk Driver Antiquing in Copenhagen Careens Off Embankment

Okay, I fully realize that I’m going straight to hell for saying that. And, that’s becauseView full post »