Category Archives: interior design

A Master Bedroom Design Process, and What Inspires Me

Hi Guys, How are you doing? I’m fine, but last week was a doozy, for sure. As you know, my place went onView 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 »

Come See My Bronxville, NY Apartment. It’s for Sale!

Hi Everyone, I get it. I really get it now.   What do you get, Laurel?   I get why people stay in theView full post »

80+ Timeless & Classic Home Furnishings You Will Love!

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

Should You Embrace the Dark Side of Wood Floors?-Part II

Wow, guys! Many comments and opinions from Wednesday’s post focused on the hardwood floors of my newView full post »

The Controversy Over Hardwood Floor Stains and Finishes

Hi Everyone! First of all, WOW! Just WOW over all of the incredible comments regarding ways to keep our home airView full post »

Indoor Air Pollution + Best Ways To Get Rid Of Dust & Soot

Hi Guys, Oh, man! What a week!!! And, I don’t mean the election. My only comment about that is that IView full post »

The 40 Best Etsy Shops For Home Furnishings in 2021

Hi Everyone, Before we get into 40 of the Best Etsy shops for home furnishings, there is some news on the newView full post »

How to Decorate With Orange Without Gagging

Dear Laurel, I’ve been enjoying your posts about your new apartment in Boston. I absolutely fell in loveView full post »

Dark Bathrooms – Here’s What You Need To Know

Hi Everyone, Thanks for all of your terrific input on Sunday’s post about an idea I had to update myView full post »

Affordable Bathroom Fixes With Big Impact

Hi Everyone, Today, I’m going to talk about my two bathrooms and some bathroom fixes I’m thinkingView full post »

Some Unusual Renovation Ideas for a Brownstone Duplex

Guys! OMG! haha!!! Thank you so much for all of the brilliant renovation ideas you’ve been sending my wayView full post »

Renovation Challenges for a 140 Year Old Townhouse

Hi Everyone, Thank you all so much for the terrific comments you shared with me on Wednesday’s post, whereView full post »

Gloppy Paint on Gorgeous Classical Trim – Let’s Discuss

Hi Guys, Well… Here we go again. Remember, last June? It was only three months ago that I put an offer onView 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 »

Paint Color Myths that Help Us Make Bad Decisions

The other day, I got a message on Instagram that has fueled the inspiration for today’s blog post. TheView full post »

7 of the Hottest Bathroom Trends To Avoid or Embrace?

Dear Laurel, I’d love it if you could do a post about bathrooms; well, specifically some of the bathroomView full post »

20 Little Known Small Room Ideas to Maximize Space

We’ve been talking a lot recently about maximizing small spaces and hidden storage. This post has someView full post »

The New Distance Learning Center and Home Office 2020

Dear Laurel, Please, please, please do a post about how to set up a home office and distance learningView full post »

The Transformation of My Scary Bathroom Vanity

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Everyone! Guess what? My darling son Cale is with me in Bronxville for the longView full post »

16 Tiny Kitchens That Prove That Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Hi Everyone, Well, the other day when I was researching hidden rooms/secret doors and hidden storage, I cameView full post »

21 Best Hidden Storage Ideas, Stairs, Kitchens, Bathrooms

Hi Everyone, Today, I’m tackling the subject of hidden storage ideas for your home. This is related toView 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 »

The 21 Funniest Laurel Home Blog Posts

Hey Everyone, First of all, thank you all so much for your wonderful words of advice regarding the update of myView full post »

Update on My Search for a New Home

Hey Guys, Today is a post that’s about me, mostly. I could use some sage advice. And, you guys are alwaysView full post »

14 Common Home Painting Mistakes You Might Be Making

Thanks so much for all of your great comments and suggestions for Sunday’s post about dark houseView full post »

Don’t Take Away Our Ceiling Fans – We Need Them!

Dear Laurel, I love you. I love your blog but there’s something I need to get off my chest. We areView 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 »

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 »

77 Budget Fabrics That Look Rich + Sources!

Oh, man! I hope everyone’s okay with this heat-wave we’re having. And, thank you so much for all ofView full post »

54 Iconic Designer Fabrics To Make Your Room Look Rich

Phew! It is very hot here in the northeast. I haven’t listened to the national weather, but I imagine thatView full post »

15 Serene Green Paint Colors Not Called Green

I’ve always loved the color green. But, not all shades of green. And, this is especially true for wallView 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 »

Painted Hardwood Floors – Good Idea or a Bad One?

Hi Everyone, I’ve been thinking a lot about painted hardwood floors these days and want to address theView full post »

The Number One Decorating Mistake and How To Avoid It

Hi Everyone! Happy 4th of July if you live in the USA! Guess where I am? Yes, I’m back in Northampton, MA.View full post »