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Sisal Rugs Shocker + A Gorgeous Home You’ll Want To See

  Although the topic of this post is sisal rugs, it didn’t actually begin that way. It began quiteView full post »

A No-Fail Decorating Plan In Time for Christmas

Dear Laurel, Oh, I hope you can do a blog post about this. I searched high and low on your blog, and IView full post »

Area Rugs, Best and Worst Fibers + Myths + Care Tips

Okay, this is a complete overhaul of two very old posts about area rugs. I’ll save you the trouble ofView 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 »

Seagrass Rugs and Carpeting – Good Idea or a Nightmare?

Hi Everyone, Thank you all for the wonderful comments and suggestions for Kim’s dining room. Of course,View 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 »

Indoor Air Pollution + Best Ways To Get Rid Of Dust & Soot

Hi Guys, Oh, man! What a week!!! And, I don’t mean the election. My only comment about that is that IView full post »

PPG’s Color of the Year 2021 – Beige is the New Beige

Hello, kind readers. Some of you may already be scratching your head with today’s headline aboutView full post »

I Kind of Hate My Too Formal Dining Room

Dear Laurel, I very much enjoyed your blog post talking about mixing modern and traditionalView full post »

He Wants Dark, Rustic Decor But She Really Doesn’t

Dear Laurel, I’ve been searching for answers to this question. My husband and I started building our homeView full post »

How To Deconstruct Mark D. Sikes Brilliant Interior Designs

So, this is the post I was supposed to have for you on Tuesday/Wednesday, but that didn’t happen.   IView full post »

An Airbnb Residential Loft Renovation in San Diego

Hi Everyone, Greetings from 39,000 feet up in the air. Yes, 39,000 feet. I’m winging it back to New YorkView full post »

Interior Window Shutters – Everything You Need to Know

Last week you may recall that I put together a quick start interior design guide with a lot of the best posts inView full post »

How To Avoid the Clash of Formal and Casual Furnishings

Hi Everyone, Phew! It is really heating up here in the northeast. Well it IS July. The other day I received aView full post »

Mixing Patterns – The Ultimate Guide To Getting It Right

Dear Laurel, I’m so confused as to what the rules are for mixing patterns in a room. For instance: Can youView full post »

Decorate To Sell Your Home – Brilliant Decor Or A Disaster?

Hi Everyone, Well, it is definitely SPRING here in Bronxville, NY. And, no time is more beautiful than earlyView 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 »

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 »

The Top 20 Best White Paint Colors

Post Updated June 24, 2021   Wait, Laurel!   The Top 20 Best White PaintView full post »

How to Furnish a Sunroom + What To Avoid

I recently received a lovely note from a reader, named Jennifer who’s from Houston, TX and struggling withView full post »

The Death of One Kings Lane and a 200 Year-old Solution

Laurel, what you do you mean the death of One Kings Lane? Aren’t you the one who’s always hawkingView full post »

Happy Thanksgiving 2018 – And Important News!

Hi Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving 2018, well, a day early, but I’m actually writing you from beautifulView full post »

Eileen Lonergan Didn’t Know It, But She Saved My Life

Those who read the email I sent last night know that I lost a very important person in my life thisView 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 »

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 »

Love Me A Warm Color Scheme But Is It Going To Look Dated?

The other day, we had a comment on this post from Amy wanting to know about the advisability of a warm colorView full post »

My Husband Loves Our Ugly Brick Fireplace

Dear Laurel, Please, please don’t ream me out. I’m just a meek little housewife with four spoiledView full post »

A Bad Fiber For A Stair Runner+ A Difficult Staircase?

There is One Fiber for A Stair Runner That You Must Never Do OR Some say that it’s the ONLY fiber theyView full post »

Stair Runners And The Huge Controversy Over Some Popular Fibers

Sorry no red, white and Blue post this year. There have been some requests to do a post about staircaseView full post »

Staircase Decor, 3 Common Mistakes {and what to do instead}

Hey Everyone, Recently I received a real Dear Laurel note asking about staircase decor. We recently discussedView full post »

A home for elegant entertaining yet durable for a family of six

A family of six and one adorable pug named Mimi, who endearingly snores loudly in her sleep. A year, ago, Mimi’sView full post »

How My Interior Design Business Lost $30,000 The First Year

This post started out to be about other interior design mistakes. As I was writing it, I was fallingView full post »

8 Secrets to Having a Gorgeous Home Entrance

Yesterday I went shopping at a big outdoor mall here in Westchester County and sadly, I was met with garlands ofView full post »

My Area Rug Is Too Small! Now What?

Dear Laurel, We just moved from the city to the burbs and our new family/living room is about 50% larger. In theView full post »

Red White And Blue Rooms {That Don’t Look Like A Flag}

Working on this in the middle of a big storm and lost everything, but fortunately didn’t get too far into thisView full post »

Client SD Sun Room #2

So Vut is all of this??? I’m glad that you asked. We’re getting down to the wire for the sun room andView full post »