Category Archives: Furniture

The 50 Best Etsy Shops For Home Furnishings

Do you know how many Etsy shops there are? Millions   Therefore, doing a guide (that doesn’t take sixView full post »

Hard To Find Casegoods – Secret Sources and A Warning!

Hi Everyone, You may recall that a couple of weeks ago we explored 100 or so of my favorite home furnishingsView full post »

My Top 100 Timeless Furniture Pieces

Hi Everyone,   There’s a lot going on right now which is why the post is a day late. I’llView full post »

50+ Timeless Home Furnishings-Pieces You Need To Know

Hi Everyone, Before I get into today’s 50 plus classic and timeless home furnishings, a few words. MaybeView full post »

How To Create The Perfect Summer Home

Can you believe that it’s going to be Memorial Day weekend? Oh, how I love this time of year. Today, is aView full post »

Does A Non-Barf-Worthy Recliner Chair Exist?

***WARNING*** This post contains graphic material that may cause vertigo and/or nausea in the aestheticallyView full post »

High-Low Ralph Lauren + Decorating’s Most Dreaded Words

Hi Everyone, Well, after two back to back business posts (here and here if you missed them) and much chit-chat,View full post »

24 Cheap Sofas and Chairs That Look High-End

Hi Everyone!   Happy, Happy New Year!!!   Sunday we looked at a lot of gorgeous classic sofas fromView full post »

9 Ways To Score Gorgeous Free Furniture And Make It Work

Dear Laurel, I am a very attentive obsessive reader of your posts. Not only do I love the education received, IView 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

I Just Inherited All Of My Granny’s Hideously Dated Living Room Furniture

Dear Laurel, Ya know life is so difficult sometimes. My grandmother passed away 3 years ago at the age of 97 andView full post »

The Trick To Mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture

A real Dear Laurel letter about mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture   Dear Laurel, I hope you can offerView full post »

A Mother’s Day Gift For You – 365 Days of The Year

Hey Everyone, It’s a bit different kind of post today– A Mother’s Day Gift– for everyone whoView full post »

Budget Friendly Living-Dining Room Combo

Dear Laurel, We need a budget friendly living-dining room combo. I loved Sunday’s post with all of theView full post »

Little Known Insider Tips for Getting Expensive Looking Decor + Sources

Oh dear, another reader who wants expensive looking decor and fell short…   Dear Laurel, I’mView full post »

9 Favorite Home Furnishings Sources I Can’t Live Without

Often I’m asked questions about what are my favorite home furnishings sources?   The most commonView full post »

Normal-Size Upholstered Furniture + Insider Info + Best Deals!

Recently, we have been talking about scale as it relates to our upholstered furniture. You know. Sofas andView full post »

Furniture Design – Is it old, new or stolen?

Happy Labor Day Weekend! As promised, I am going to continue with an exploration about residential furnitureView full post »

Does Your Living Room Furniture Need To Go On A Diet?

There have been some requests for a post about scale.   It’s a pretty large topic but for todayView full post »

The Best Part Of The High Point Market Isn’t The Furniture

Last week was my blogiversary and this week, just returning from the Spring 2016 High Point Market is myView full post »

Is This The Same High Point Furniture Market?

As promised, the second installment from my recent trip to the High Point Furniture Market. If you missed theView full post »

Wait. This is Outdoor Furniture? No Way!

Can you believe it’s nearly June? After that horrific winter we had to endure, the days of sweltering heat willView full post »

Americasmart Summer 2014 [final] Wrapup | I think

I hope that you’re enjoying these series of posts about Americasmart summer 2014. For those of you who’veView full post »

Americasmart July 2014| Awesome Furnishings | Part III

Hello again and welcome to Part III of Americasmart July 2014 wrap-up. There is so much to share and I am beingView full post »

Americasmart – Home of Exquisite Home Furnishings

Greetings from Atlanta, home of Americasmart! What is Americasmart? It is like a combination of the NY Gift Show [NYView full post »

Making a Grand Entrance | Hallway Decor

Most of us don’t have this problem. We’re lucky if we can fit a console table in the entry to ourView full post »

The Best of the 2014 Spring High Point Market | #hpmkt

Okay. No. I did not go to the Spring High Point Market 2014. I’d like to and I hope to either this fall orView full post »

Custom Kitchen Table {quick update}

My rep just sent me the new custom kitchen table which is now ready to be shipped out. I just had to dropView full post »

One Smashing Piece of {Art, Furniture, Lighting, Rug}

Sometimes all one needs to get their home up to the next level is to start with one (or two) smashing piece(s).View full post »

The best sofa to buy | Laurel’s #1 pick!

Sometimes a client will ask me what is the best sofa to buy?  Great question. I can fully understand how confusing itView full post »

New York Gift Show | New York Now Show August 2013 | Part III

Here is my third installment for my trip to the New York Gift Show | New York Now August 2013 (the market for home andView full post »