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.

10+ Serene Green Paint Colors Not Called Green

I’ve always loved the color green. But, not all shades of green. And, this is especially true for wallView 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 »

Painted Hardwood Floors – Good Idea or a Bad One?

Hi Everyone, I’ve been thinking a lot about painted hardwood floors these days and want to address theView full post »

The Number One Decorating Mistake and How To Avoid It

Hi Everyone! Happy 4th of July if you live in the USA! Guess where I am? Yes, I’m back in Northampton, MA.View full post »

Little Known Exquisite, Affordable Wallpaper Murals & Art

Hi Everyone, I’m so excited to share this post with you about some of the most exquisite and affordableView full post »

My 20 All-Time Favorite Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Hi Everyone, Whew! What a week it’s been. I’m back in New York for the time being. My tooth gotView full post »

A Compelling Reason To Buy a House instead of Renting

Hi Guys, Happy Father’s Day! Please bear with me here as I indulge you in my real life once again. A LOTView full post »

Exquisite Homes and Gardens in Northampton, MA

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for all of your sweet, supportive comments. I’m still going to try andView 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 »

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 »

Tour of Historic Deerfield – Prepare to be Blown Away

Hey Guys, Many of you know that my mid-week post usually comes out in the wee hours of Wednesday. But, this is aView full post »

New Traditional Decorating – Little Known Ideas You’ll Love

Hey Everyone, Wow! It’s the last day of May. And, today, the weather in Northampton, MA, was a perfectView 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 »

Outdoor Living and Furnishings You’ll Love Inside or Out!

Hi Guys,   *Happy Memorial Day Weekend!   I have some very good news that I just realized. The summerView full post »

5 Classic Kitchen Combos, Cabinets, Hardware, Lighting…

Hi Everyone, People sometimes ask me if I miss being a working designer? Well, the answer isView full post »

12 Farrow and Ball Colors For The Perfect English Kitchen

Hi Guys, Greetings from the charming town of Northampton, Massachusetts! That is if you did not see my HOT SALESView full post »

12 No-Fail Classic Kitchen Cabinet Colors

Hi Everyone, Well, this post started as something else, and the other post is one I want to do. But, it’sView full post »

Two Incredible Mother-Daughter Interior Design Teams

Hello everyone and   HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!   I’m very excited about this post because IView 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 »

20 Favorite Exterior Paint Colors + Doors and Trim

Happy May, guys! Okay. I know. But, what should I say, instead? Gee, it sucks to be alive right now. And,View full post »

Heckfield Place – Get The Exquisite Georgian Look for Less

Hi Everyone, Well, the sun is out in New York as we’re almost at the end of April. I’m so glad thatView full post »

I Want Those Gorgeous Interior Colors – What Are They?

Hi Everyone, Well, the other day, I had a note related to interior colors. But, there was more. Oh, wait. itView full post »

How To Paint A Room – 20 Steps You Need to Know

Hi Guys, Well, it’s April 21, 2020. In New York, this is around the time when spring hits us with fullView full post »

Stainless Steel Sucks – What You Should Use Instead

Hi Everyone, When I was thinking of a headline for this post, I debated over what it should be for quite aView full post »

How To Make Budget Window Treatments Look Expensive

Dear Laurel, Believe it or not, amidst all of the hideousness going on right now, we closed on a house late lastView full post »

18 Affordable Home Decor 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 »

A Virtual Kitchen Design And The Results Are Stunning!

Hi Everyone, Before we delve into the virtual kitchen design, I want to know how y’all are doing? YouView full post »

Some Unusual Tips On How To Thrive During the Pandemic

Hi Everyone, I’m trying to mix things up. And, so today’s post will not be about interior design,View full post »

The Best Builder Upgrades You May Not Have Considered

Dear Laurel, I found your blog the other day when I was trying to figure out some builder upgrades. And,View full post »

The Best Upholstery Fabrics For Pets and Slobs

Dear Readers, Before I get into the best upholstery fabrics. How are y’all doing? I still can’tView full post »

High-Low Furnishings + Sources and Secrets Revealed

Hi  Everyone, Well, it’s another marathon post. And, haha, yesterday, when I started it, I was so tired, IView full post »

Contemporary Interiors – Are They Trendy or Timeless?

Hi Everyone, Well, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m republishing a recent postView full post »

How To Get Gorgeous Free Art That Looks Expensive

How’s everyone doing? I know that this is a day late. But, there was a lot of research involved in thisView full post »

Covid-19 – What The Experts Might Not Be Telling You

The Coronavirus. AKA: Covid-19. Is there anything else on our minds these days? Well, aside from the stockView full post »

New Farrow & Ball Colors 2020 Inspired By Nature

Hi Everyone, There have been some requests to go over the new Farrow & Ball paint colors 2020. Actually, IView full post »

Stunning Photos of San Francisco While Attending the DIC

Laurel? Can you explain what is going on? Did you really just say “attending the DIC in SanView full post »