Category Archives: Furniture

Timeless Furniture Pieces, Plus Tips For Getting The Best Deal!

And Happy Fourth of July weekend! I hope you’re having a good holiday. This year, I’m hanging outView full post »

He Wants To Keep His Big Black Sofa, But I Hate It

Oh, Laurel, Well, I’m on my second marriage, and we’ve just hit a decorating snag.   And canView full post »

Hubs Thinks Farmhouse Style Is For Farmers- Period.

Dear Laurel, Oh, I’m sure this is going to be boring for you. I am soon to be married (for the third time)View full post »

A Secret Decorating Trick Designers Won’t Tell You

And why don’t they want you to know this decorating trick?   Well… I can’t speak forView full post »

The Best Swivel Chairs And Swivel Gliders, too!

Dear Laurel, I love the blog and have been a fan for years. One item I’ve never seen you cover isView full post »

Furniture Terms You May Not Know, But Maybe Should

Do you ever see the same furniture terms over and over, particularly with antiques? Well, come to think of it,View full post »

The 40 Best Etsy Shops For Home Furnishings in 2022

Hi Everyone, Okay, not to be (too) confusing, and this is NOT my 150 Best Shops on Etsy for HomeView full post »

Finding The Elusive Round Dining Table That Extends

One of my favorite rooms to furnish in a home is the dining room. And my favorite table shape is a round diningView full post »

Is It Classic Furniture or Something I’ll Grow To Hate?

This is an actual Dear Laurel email I received wanting to know how to tell if she’s getting classicView full post »

Help for a Recliner Chair Nightmare-20 Gorgeous Recliners!

Hi Guys, Before I get into the post about the cool (and not-so-cool) recliner chairs, please read until the endView full post »

A Formula for Eclectic Interiors To Avoid Matchy Furniture

In response to Sunday’s post, a comment from Terry has inspired this blog post about a simple formula forView full post »

My Husband is Insisting on An Ugly Sectional Sofa

Dear Laurel, Thank you for all of the posts you provide for free every week. I appreciate learning about whatView full post »

30 Fantastic Coffee Tables – Plus Sofa Pairings!

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

Economical Decorating Ideas – The Ultimate Guide

Greetings from Boston on this super wet Memorial Day Weekend. Below is an actual Dear Laurel letter from a kindView full post »

Three Home Furnishings Trends Revisited 7 Years Later

Hi Everyone, Well, it suddenly got HOT here in Boston. Remember, it was quite hot last May as well when I was inView full post »

Dining Chair and Counter Stool Pairings That Rock!

Hi Everyone, Oh, I always feel so guilty when I don’t get the Wednesday post out by 2:00 AM. (Yes, Mom, IView full post »

Steve Cordony Style And How to Get It – High-Low!

Hi Everyone, Wow, yet again, regarding the post about my tiny patio garden. I am still reading and digesting allView full post »

The Best Sofa Style To Get – My Number One Choice

Dear Laurel, I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and very much enjoying it as I’ve learnedView full post »

Mismatched Sofas – Good Idea, Or A Colossal Mistake?

Dear Laurel, I love your website and the inspiration and wisdom you have so generously imparted. Question: I wasView full post »

What If The Furniture Doesn’t Fit? Don’t Panic. Yet.

Thanks so much, everyone, for your terrific comments on Mary’s big beautiful secretary/bookcase. OfView full post »

Painted Wood Furniture – Cringe Worthy, Dated, or What?

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much to those of you who sent me good wishes last Sunday for my birthday. I had aView full post »

Brown Furniture – How To Make it Look Classic and Fresh

The other day, after I wrote this post about interior design trends 2021,  there were numerous requests for aView full post »

Club Chairs and the Newest Trend We’ve Been Waiting For

The other day while researching for another post, I came across a quote from the legendary interior designerView full post »

80+ Timeless & Classic Home Furnishings You Will Love!

Hi Everyone, This post, I hope, is a very special treat featuring 80 + classic home furnishings! Not too longView full post »

36 Cheap Sofas and Chairs that Look Expensive

Hi Everyone, So glad that many of you enjoyed Wednesday’s post about cheap fabrics that lookView 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 »

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 »

Little Known Ways To Score Free Furniture (or nearly free)

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »