Category Archives: architecture

French Doors + News About My Boston Apartment

Hi Everyone, Well, I was starting to write one post today, and then my phone rang. It was my upstairs neighborView full post »

A Common Renovation Mess – Can it be Fixed?

Dear Laurel, amazing post! I am wondering if you could make a virtual renovation for Blahblah Beacon St. APT.View full post »

The Killer Spiral Staircase Alternative You Will Love

Hey Guys, Well, it’s back to the apartment today. I’ve been working very hard at coming up with aView full post »

Original Old Home Details – Is it OK to change them?

Hi Everyone, In case you missed the post on Wednesday, I’m in the process of purchasing a new home inView full post »

Astonishing Before and After Home Exterior Shots + News!

Hey Guys, Some of you may have read yesterday when I sent out the HOT SALES that I have a surprise forView full post »

18 Secret Doors You Will Be Inspired To Have!

The other day when I was researching for the post about faux windows, I came across a related topic. SecretView full post »

No Windows? No Problem. Help 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 »

A Long Narrow Hallway – Help For A Dark Scary Mess

Dear Laurel! I’d love to see a post on how to decorate a dark, long, narrow hallway. What to do to keep itView 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

An Easy Renovation Idea To Increase Your Home’s Value

Hey Guys, I’m in San Francisco for the Design Influencer’s Conference. Today, I went out with myView full post »

Is Your Baseboard Heater or Radiator Making You Crazy?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog; it has helped me out on many occasions, most recently on paint color choices. IView full post »

Hate Your Open Concept Floor Plan? Here’s How To Fix It

Hi Guys and an official Happy New Year 2020! Yes, I took a rare day off on New Year’s eve. However,View full post »

Faux Fireplace, a Great Idea or a Disaster?

Dear Laurel, It’s nearly October and well, you know what that means. The holidays are coming… YouView full post »

She Wants A Classical Home in Florida. And, Cheap too!

Dear Laurel, It’s mid-September and you know how some people say they love this month the most? Well, forView full post »

Buying A Greek Revival Dream Home Might Be A Mistake

Recently, I received an interesting note from a kind reader. Here’s what she said:   Dear Laurel, IView full post »

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 »