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These Interior Design Trends in 2022 Will be Huge!

Interior Design Trends in 2022 that will be huge. Sorry, those aren’t my words. However, I bet theView full post »

Three Home Furnishings Trends Revisited 7 Years Later

Hi Everyone, Well, it suddenly got HOT here in Boston. Remember, it was quite hot last May as well when I was inView 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 »

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 »

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 »

40 Outdated Home Trends. But, Are They All Passé?

Last summer, my nemesis (but not really);] Elle Decor, wrote a post about 40 Outdated Home Trends. (please openView full post »

Should These Top Decorating Trends Stay or Go?

The other day, I happened upon a post about top decorating trends from the website, The Spruce? Do you know thatView full post »

The Surprising Thing That Nate Berkus Said About Design Trends

It still doesn’t seem quite real. But a week ago, I was sitting on a stage at the annual Kitchen and BathView full post »

12 Of The Hottest Kitchen Trends – Awful or Wonderful?

The Kitchen is usually the most expensive room in the home. But, it seems that every ten years or so,View full post »

Furniture Trends That Need to Go Bye Bye | Market Preview Fall 2015

There’s just no other way to say it. I mean, I’ve had it with some of the furniture trends. And nowView full post »

Interior Decorating Trends You Might Regret Later On {part II}

Thank you all for the wonderful response to Part I of interior decorating trends I feel it’s my duty to cautionView full post »

Three Decorating Trends You Need To Be Warned About

Before I begin today’s post. I do recommend that you not eat or drink anything while reading. (a few sipsView full post »

The Hottest Most Beautiful Trends At The High Point Market Spring 2015

Last fall I told myself –“Come Hell or Googlegeddon, I’m going to the High Point Market SpringView full post »

The Latest Decorating Trends At New York Now Winter 2015

Twice a year, there’s a trade show in Manhattan called New York Now. It used to be called “the giftView full post »

A Refined Soothing Color Palette Inspired By Nature

Hi Everyone, Before we get into today’s topic, “A refined, soothing color palette,” pleaseView full post »

9 Gorgeous Benjamin Moore Cool Gray Paint Colors

Dear Laurel, I know I’ve read somewhere that the gray paint trend is dead. And, thank God, I thought. But,View full post »

The Open Concept Bathroom – Holy Crap Is Right!

Hi everyone, what a gorgeous day, again in Boston. I just got back from an event at the Otis House for aView full post »

Eight Years Later – Is HGTV Still Misleading Us?

Hi Everyone, Many of you may recall a post I wrote eight years ago titled 12 Ways HGTV is Misleading Us. PleaseView full post »

I’m Afraid Our New Rustic Home Will Be Depressing!

Dear Laurel, I hope you can help me via a blog post, as I bet others also have this issue. But, here’s myView full post »

Our Ugly Brick Fireplace – He Vetoes Painting It!

Dear Laurel, Please don’t ream me out. I’m just a meek little housewife with three kids— and aView full post »

20 Timeless Kitchens You’re Going To Love Forever

20 Timeless Kitchens – eh? Nothing like going out on a long limb to say that a room that could very wellView full post »

All About Hardwood Floors + How To Ruin Them!

Hardwood floors. This subject is so broad that one could have an entire blog devoted to hardwood floors, notView full post »

Rooms With Light Walls Look Larger, Yes Or No?

Common’ Laurel. Is that a trick question? EVERYONE knows that rooms with light walls appear to beView full post »

The Best Kitchen Backsplash and My Favorite Options

Hi Everyone, Before we get into my favorite kitchen backsplash, several of you have asked what’s happeningView full post »

The Best Swivel Chairs And Swivel Gliders, too!

Dear Laurel, I love the blog and have been a fan for years. One item I’ve never seen you cover isView full post »

Does Your Living Room Furniture Need To Go On A Diet?

Dear Laurel, In some of your recent posts, you’ve mentioned something about bloated, puffy living roomView full post »

The Horrid Gray Trend – Is It Finally Over?

Dear Laurel, Recently, I’ve read that the gray trend is over and, gasp, we are going back to beige. Do youView full post »

21 Common and Hideous Interior Design Mistakes

Today, I want to go over one of my favorite topics.   INTERIOR DESIGN MISTEAKS ;]   Oops! I meantView full post »

Is An Unorthodox Small Unkitchen A Good Idea?

Hi Everyone, Thank you all so much for your immensely kind comments regarding my small unkitchen designView full post »

Benjamin COTY 2022 – A Color For The Sages

Hi Everyone, Before we get into the Color of the Year – Benjamin Moore COTY 2022. I just have to say thatView full post »

The Little Known Cure For Renovation Procrastination

Dear Laurel, About a year ago, I purchased my dream home in my dream city. I feel so blessed to have been ableView full post »

Boston Marathon 2021 + Back Bay Houses Early Fall

First of all, thank you all so much for your loving and kind messages. I’m still reading through them.View full post »

8 Guest Bathroom Designs – My Secret Process

Hi Everyone, As most of you know, I no longer take on new clients. However, in the past couple of years, I haveView 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 »

Is It Classic Furniture or Something I’ll Grow To Hate?

This is an actual Dear Laurel email I received wanting to know how to tell if she’s getting classicView full post »

Don’t Be Seduced By Chintz! A Personal Story

In the realm of interior design and decorating, I daresay one word is probably one of the most polarizingView full post »