Author Archives: Laurel Bern

My style is definitely steeped in history and tradition, but at the same time, I love to keep it new and fresh and ever-evolving. I love timeless rooms that one can’t really tell exactly when they were done, however, sometimes to keep things interesting, we add a bit of the unexpected. In my blog I share what I love about interior design and in my shop I offer a few of my favorites.

Can You Do Bunny Williams Punta Cana Home On a Budget?

Dear Laurel, I love it when you do the high-low posts and was wondering if you could tackle JohnView full post »

Help! My S-I-L is Coming For The Christmas Holiday!

Dear Laurel, Some Christmas holiday! It’s turning out to be a Christmas nightmare! Please don’t beView full post »

The 9 Best Kitchen Appliance and Refrigerator Makeovers!

It’s really funny. Well, not funny haha.   But last Sunday’s post talking about my kitchenView full post »

Can You Get Away With A Partial Kitchen Remodel?

Dear Laurel, Well, we moved into an 800 square foot apartment five years ago. It was in pretty good shape;View full post »

A Brilliant Decorator Or A Dangerous Con Artist?

  My mother always used to say…   “There is no ill wind that doesn’t blow in someView full post »

A Budding Interior Decorating Star – McGizzles!

How y’all doing? Holding up alright after the big holiday? Well, one reader might have just dropped to theView full post »

I Don’t Give A Flying Crap About Black Friday 2017 Hot Sales

Well, the reason that I don’t give a flying crap about Black Friday 2017 is largely to do with my feelingsView full post »

Black Friday – Or How To Upchuck Your Thanksgiving Meal

Sorry, to be so graphic, but that’s how I’m starting to feel. Oh, it happens every year. It startsView full post »

He Thinks That All Wall Mirrors Are Tacky

Dear Laurel, I’ve been totally crushing on all of your hot sales and holiday shop. It’s inspired meView full post »

The Ultimate Christmas Tree Decorating Guide

Before we get into the ultimate Christmas tree decorating Guide…   This is how I see the holidayView full post »

He Wants To Keep His Big Black Sofa, But I Hate It!

Oh Laurel, Well, I’m on my second marriage and it’s already not going so well.   And can youView full post »

The Holiday Shop (As In Christmas) Is Here!

Yes, a Holiday Shop!   Holiday tips for decorating via One Kings Lane   This is an ongoing projectView full post »

A Crazy Bay Window Story + Tons of Tips To Get A Professional Look

Dear Laurel, I have a bay window in my kitchen and I’m contemplating whether or not to add a window seat andView full post »

How To Get The Cool-High-End Bathroom For A Lot Less

Recently, we did a post about the new “un-bathrooms.” And I featured a lot of English bathrooms,View full post »

How To Get The Best Home Furnishings Prices

Hey Guys, Very special Hot sales post today.   Much to share including getting the best home furnishingsView full post »

Cracking The Ben Pentreath Paint Colors Mystery

A LOT of you have asked: WHAT is the color of Ben Pentreath’s Living Room? WHAT is the color of BenView full post »

Poor Orange. The most misunderstood color

How is it the end of October already?   Well, it just is, but that means that the year is going to be overView full post »

Fireplace Mantel Styling Made Easy + Sources For All Of It!

Dear Laurel, I’ve been enjoying your England posts and I noticed a few lovely fireplace mantels. I wasView full post »

To Brass or Not To Brass In the New Un-Bathroom

Dear Laurel, I look forward to every post from you. Their beauty has even served as some relief in difficultView full post »

Obsessively Curated Sales On A Very Special Day

Hey Guys, It’s my mommy’s birthday! She’s 95 today! I know. Crazy time! And there’s aView full post »

Here’s What The Classic Homes Of Tomorrow Will Look Like.

Dear Laurel, Thank you for all of the recent posts about your trip to England. But here’s what’sView full post »

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

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 »

Hot Sales For October 13, 2017 Means Starting Holiday Planning

Well, it’s Friday and that means another post about the current sales I’ve found that have beautifulView full post »

The Most Amazing English Country House Of Them All

Hey Everyone,   Before we get into today’s beautiful topic. (well, I think so) about the most amazingView full post »

Ben Pentreath And The New Guard Of Classical Architects

The focus of the trip to England was to see the work of the new guard of classical architects inView full post »

A Friendly Kind of Week In Home Furnishings

Fabulous sales at Williams Sonoma Home   Well, it’s Friday and I guess I’m back in the saddle,View full post »

The Secret English Gardens and I Mean Secret!

Hey Chaps/Mates! :] Well, I’m frightfully early for my flight back to the states… But, I’mView full post »

Amazing Classical Architecture and Gardens In England

Hi Everyone, Some of you probably thought that you weren’t going to hear from me. And you’reView full post »

A Reader Needs Your Help With Her Small Living – Dining Room

Hey Guys! Before we dive, or you dive into helping a wonderful reader who needs a little living-dining roomView full post »

Hanging With Ben Pentreath + Need Your Help Again!

I’m just warning you. I haven’t even started to write this post, but it might end up being myView full post »

A Chic, Affordable, Comfortable Travel Wardrobe To England

This is a very rare post not about interior design.   But I know that a lot of you are curious. It’sView full post »

Is It Classic Furniture Or A Fad I Will Tire Of?

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

It’s Here! The Ultimate Art Gallery Wall Hack (aka: Template)

Hey Guys, Before I get into the ultimate art gallery wall hack! I need to thank you all so much for all of theView full post »

Today, I Remembered The Reason Why I Hate Shopping

Hey Guys, You’re probably confused. After all, I’m an interior designer. How can an interiorView full post »

Window Panels Have Her Stumped, But It’s Actually The Least Of Her Problems

A real “dear laurel” letter about window panels.   Hi Laurel, This is a two-part question: IView full post »

Help For a Small Family Room That’s Not Quite Coming Together

Hi Everyone. As promised this is part II of last Wednesday’s post about a small family room.   TheView full post »