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.

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 »

A Fabulous and Rare Upholstery Sale by One Of my Favorite Vendors

Hi Guys, Well, I may begin to do Friday’s hot sales as a blog post after all. But there are still the hotView full post »

My Decorator Talked Me Into Getting This New Sofa That’s Way Too Bright!

This is a real “dear laurel” letter from a kind reader who just received a new sofa.   DearView full post »

Important Information Labor Day 2017 (you won’t want to miss)

I know… When do I ever write you on a Monday? Very rare.     However, I need to interrupt yourView full post »

How To Get A Sunroom Like Tory Burch (for a lot less money)

It’s here. September. End of summer. (they say; not me) Oh well. But what it really means for those of us in theView full post »

Hot Sales – Special Edition – Labor Day 2017

What’s going on??? Why are you updating the hot sales page in a blog post? The reason why is that I have aView full post »

The Living Room TV As We’ve Known it, Is Over

Hanging my head in shame… a little. It’s about Sunday’s post about clever ways to hide yourView full post »

How To Make Your TV Wires Disappear Once and For All

Hey Everyone, A lot of you have been asking me how to make their TV Wires Disappear And, while we’re atView full post »

The Horrible Thing She Said About Decorating Genius Darryl Carter

I mean, it was downright nasty and for me and a lot of other people, quite a shocker! But three years ago, aView full post »

The Dreamiest Bedrooms and Where I Go For My Bed Linens

Dear Laurel, Thanks for the post about the bedrooms and the furniture. I wish I could see it all more together.View full post »

Seven Different Winning Combinations For Your Bedroom

Dear Laurel, I need help with my bedroom, but I don’t see much on your blog about bedrooms. Well, at leastView full post »

Your Home Office Could Be Dangerous For Your Health

Hi Everyone, I’ve taken some sage advice that some of you gave me and have decided on occasion toView full post »

I’m Struggling To Furnish My Large Living Room

Dear Laurel, I’m hoping that other people have this problem so that you can write about it. But my problemView full post »

I Hate My New Area Rug But My Decorator Thinks It’s Fabulous!

Dear Laurel, I’m hoping that you can turn this into a post. It’s about my new area rug. It’sView full post »

Side, Occasional, Lamp, Accent + End Tables. What’s the Difference?

Dear Laurel, Loved the coffee table post. But now, I need help with the end tables. But first of all–View full post »

20 Fabulous Coffee Tables + How To Pair With The Right Sofa

Dear Laurel, Who knew that this decorating your home thing was so difficult? Oh, I know. You do. And now, I doView full post »

The Death Of The Boring Beige Living Room

It seems that I have two things on the brain. Okay, it’s more than two things. But these two things areView full post »

The Worst Decorating Mistake You’re Most Likely Making

Hey Guys, First of all, before I get into the topic of the worst decorating mistake you’re most likelyView full post »

Blogger Burnout Is No Joke + My Favorite Home Furnishings!

Some of you may recall that I said the other day that I would be on vacay this week, for a few days. Well, I am,View full post »

Dated Tuscan Home Transforms With Blue and White Decor

Dear Laurel, I am new to your blog and I truly love it……and your sense of humor (probably cuz that is mine!). AsView full post »

When Did Color Become a Dirty Word In Interiors?

I received a real note the other day that sparked an idea for a post.   You are one of the few [designers]View full post »

Isn’t There Some Way To Get Less Expensive Curtains That Still Look Great?

Dear Laurel, Fine. Call me a clueless idiot. I had no idea. NO IDEA how much it was going to cost to furnishView full post »