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Ranch House Decor Mistakes You Might Be Making

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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 »

My Ranch Home – Boxy, Low Ceilings, Boring– Is There Hope?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and have gotten your rolodex and your paint collection and paint palettes.View full post »

10 Easy Ways to Make Your House Look Good | blooming branches

Well… it’s SPRING! It really is. It was about 60 degrees here in Westchester County yesterday and soView 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 »

Small Decorating Details That Add Up For Huge Impact!

The other day I received a Dear Laurel letter after a reader read the post about brown furniture. Here’sView full post »

Painted Wood Furniture – Cringe Worthy, Dated, or What?

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much to those of you who sent me good wishes last Sunday for my birthday. I had aView 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 »

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 »

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 »

No Windows? No Problem. Help 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 »

Mouldings and Doors – Too Many Options- She’s Stumped

Dear Laurel, We are in the process of planning a new house to be built. And, it’s proving to be moreView full post »

The Best Neutral Color Scheme – How To Get it Right

Hi Everyone, I’m so glad you enjoyed Sunday’s post about Liz’s lovely home in Florida. And,View full post »

My Dream Home – Here’s What It Looks Like

Hi Guys, Well, I guess every six months, or so, I just have to dream about my dream home. Or, at least one ofView 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 »

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 »

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 »

12 of the Best Paint Colors To Go With Red Brick

Dear Laurel We have a red brick ranch home that we have been renovating on the inside for the last 20 years andView 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 »

Sophisticated Twin Beds – 20 Ideas For Grownup Bedrooms

Dear Laurel, Thank you for the beautiful post about masculine bedrooms. Or, at least bedrooms that both men andView 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 »

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 »

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 »

How To Achieve Furniture and Color Balance in a Room

Hi Everyone, Wow! We’re winding up June already and I guess gearing up for the holiday week. I say, weekView 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 »

How To Mix Dining Room Chairs Like A Pro

Hi Everyone, As promised, I am continuing with the decor refresh we began last Sunday for a traditionalView full post »

Curb Appeal Fixes When the Curb Is In Southern Utah

Dear Laurel I am wondering if you could do a blog post on curb appeal fixes. And, if possible, what happens when whereView 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 »

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 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 »

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 »