Category Archives: architecture

Best Fireplace Mantel Proportions – How Not To Muck It Up!

The other day I received this comment from Sue. It’s regarding the correct fireplace mantelView full post »

Best Windows – Size, Type + Is It OK To Do Black Frames?

In recent months, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about windows. And, it’s funny. We’veView full post »

20 Stunning Lifestyle Instagram Feeds You Must Follow

Hi Everyone, Being that the entire world is currently on vacay, I decided to do a post I’ve been thinkingView full post »

Can A Raised Ranch Home Become A Traditional Home?

Dear Laurel- Thank you so much for your straight-forward guidance on your blog! I have very much appreciated theView full post »

Curb Appeal Fixes When the Curb Is In Southern Utah

Dear Laurel I am wondering if you could do a blog post on curb appeal fixes. And, if possible, what happens when whereView full post »

Six Problem Ceilings – And How To Fix Them

Today’s post is a HEAVY reworking and combination of two old posts, but the new focus is on problemView full post »

No Foyer Entry – We Walk Straight Into The Living Room

Dear Laurel, I love that post about the entrance to one’s home! However, I have just one little problem.View full post »

Transom Windows – Everything You Need To Know!

The discussion of some small high-up windows from Sunday’s post reminded me, ironically of one my favoriteView full post »

30 Astonishingly Gorgeous Front Door Paint Colors

In honor of Mother’s Day, I have a very special post that some of you have been wanting me to write forView full post »

12 Amazingly Wonderful Exterior Home Makeovers

Hi Everyone, It’s funny, but the second spring hits, the first thing on my mind is the outside. And what IView full post »

Paralyzed By Perfection – Should She Paint Wood Paneling?

We’ve been on a roll discussing painting interior wood trim and now we have a home with copious amounts ofView full post »

Can A Stunning Greek Revival Home Be Revived After A Hideous Kitchen Remuddle?

Very excited to share this phenomenal Greek Revival Home with you today.   In the summer of 2016, IView full post »

All About Wainscoting + The One Thing You Must Never Do!

Dear Laurel, My husband and I adore your blog! We especially like the rooms you show with wainscoting, andView full post »

The Guaranteed Way To A Beautiful Room (It’s Not The Wall Color)

Laurel– What do you mean it’s not the wall color that makes a beautiful room?   I mean, did IView full post »

Did You Say Enfilade? On Fill What?

Happy New Year Y’all!   Hope that you had fabulous holidays. Today is a pretty easy post that I hopeView 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 »

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 »

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 »

Is There Any Hope For A Windowless Room?

Hey Guys, A number of you have expressed interest in what to do if you have a windowless room. It’s aView full post »

If You Hate Winter – You Might Need To Read This

Ho, ho, ho!!! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! And Welcome to Winter! Does anyone know why Santa says ho, ho,View full post »

Our Modest Starter Home Might Be Our Forever Home.

Hey Guys, This is a continuation of our exploration of: a modest starter home One storyView full post »

My Ranch Home – Boxy, Low Ceilings, Boring– Is There Hope?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and have gotten your rolodex and your paint collection and paint palettes.View full post »

3 Totally Unexpected Things I Discovered On My Italy Vacation

Someone told me that when I returned from my Italy vacation, I would be transformed. They were right. As I beginView full post »

A Surprising Update for a Historical Home Bronxville, New York

This is a change of pace update on the historical home in Bronxville, NY that I’ve been working on for theView full post »

Bobby McAlpine = A Badass Architect You Will Love!

McAlpine, Tankersley, Booth, Ferrier   No, it’s not a law firm. haha! It’s the architectView full post »

Rooms with Great Bones |Architectural Mouldings

First of all, some of you may be wondering about the spelling of the word moulding. Molding is not incorrect.View full post »

Ballet, Jasmine and Boston Architecture

Hi Everyone, I’m back from Boston which is always such a treat for me because I adore the Boston ArchitectureView full post »

A Classic Dream Home in Bedford, New York

Just came across this classic beauty that is only a few miles from me. I’ve long-admired this classic beauty. ItView full post »