Category Archives: interior design

The Ultimate Guide To Fireplace Mantel Decorating

Hi Everyone, Before we get into our Ultimate Guide Fireplace Decorating Decor– through the magic ofView full post »

My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint

Wait, Laurel!   My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint???   Haven’t you already written thisView full post »

The Granny Decor Mistakes You Might Be Making

Dear Laurel, I recently found this post about hideously dated furniture. And then heard the term “GrannyView full post »

The Ultimate Guide To Decorating With Plates On the Wall

Hi Guys! Hope y’all are enjoying the respite from the bitter cold. No Dear Laurel today. This idea justView full post »

A Gorgeous Modern Rental Home With A Tacky Kitchen

Several days ago I received an email from a charming reader named Randa living in a modern rental home in anView full post »

A Gorgeous Antique Farmhouse That Isn’t Yet Singing

Dear Laurel I’m at a loss to figure out what to do with this window.   It’s in the dining room of myView full post »

Hubs Wants a Say In the Home Decor, Because It’s His Home Too?

Dear Laurel, After two failed marriages, I finally found the love of my life. We married several years ago andView full post »

My Interior Design Client Is Giving Me Sleepless Nights

Dear Laurel Found your web page and blog today. I’m intrigued at the effort you place with all of yourView full post »

OMG! My Interior Designer Fired Me! What Did I Do Wrong?

Dear Laurel, OMG! My interior designer fired me! I thought everything was going quite well. We were makingView full post »

How To Tell If Your Decorator Is Ripping You Off

Dear Laurel, I think maybe you’ve written about something like this before on your blog, but how do youView full post »

Help! I Hired The Decorator From Hell

Hey Guys, We’ve all heard of the so-called “client from hell.” A while back I wrote a postView full post »

Fear Not The Big Living Room Wall – Help is Here!

A kind reader wrote me about her scary big living room wall. And she’s looking for some lower costView full post »

company coming – best sleeper sofas and alternatives

Dear Laurel After reading your earlier posts about sofas and sectionals I was hoping you would also addressView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Driving Me Bonkers!

I recently received a letter from a woman struggling with how to choose a north facing room paintView full post »

Husband is Insisting On a Sectional Sofa; I’m Heartbroken

Dear Laurel, Thank you for the recent posts about sofas, both inexpensive sofas and more expensive sofas.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 »

15 Favorite Classic Sofas + Some of My Top Sources

Over four years ago, I wrote a post about the top ten best sofas and what you need to know before buying. And, IView full post »

Ultimate Guide To The Best Kitchen Floor That Isn’t Tacky

Hey Guys, Many of you have said to me something like: “I don’t want to do a wood floor. We have aView full post »

Cohesive Room Colors and Furnishings Between Rooms

Dear Laurel, Please forgive me. While I’m grateful to have these beautiful palettes which you’veView full post »

The Death of One Kings Lane and a 200 Year-old Solution

Laurel, what you do you mean the death of One Kings Lane? Aren’t you the one who’s always hawkingView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

The Perfect Shade Of White Wall Paint For Oak Trim

Dear Laurel, I came across your article about wall colors that go well with wood trim — very insightful! ThankView full post »

Free Art Wall Templates and Free Art Too?

Hi Everyone, This happens every year, but all of a sudden, it’s Thanksgiving and then the year is over.View full post »

How To Coordinate Lighting That’s Smashing, Not Boring

Dear Laurel, You know when they say “renovation fatigue,” they just aren’t kidding.View full post »

Impressive Decorating On A Shoestring Budget – Only 1,100.00 bucks!

Beautiful decorating on a shoestring budget is something that a lot of us wish we could do.   For most ofView full post »

Sisal Rugs Shocker + A Gorgeous Home You’ll Want To See

  Although the topic of this post is sisal rugs, it didn’t actually begin that way. It began quiteView full post »

The Reason Copenhagen Design Can Be Nasty and Gross

Oh, I struggled with the title this week. I mean. Who’s going to open up a post entitled “MyView full post »

Can A Cramped Vacation Home Become A Full-Time Home?

Recently I received a most eye-catching email with the headline: “The Mermaid In The Room” Here isView full post »

When is This Horrid Gray Trend Going To End?

Dear Laurel, I enjoyed the post from Sunday even though I’m not so fond of the Sherwin-Williams Color ofView full post »

Tongues Are Wagging About The Color Of The Year 2019

Yes, that’s right; tongues are wagging about the color of the year 2019. To be specific, Sherwin WilliamsView full post »

Her Family Room Addition Is Tricky, Or is it?

You really have a gift Laurel. I’m glad you share it! It helps all of us right brain people out there notView full post »

Our Unique Home, Stunning View, But Difficult To Furnish!

Dear Laurel, Hi Laurel! I couldn’t help but laugh to myself this morning when I was reading your blogView full post »

Hot Sales – Special Edition – Labor Day Weekend 2018

Some love this time of year and look forward to the cooler temperatures (if you live in my part of theView full post »

A Room That’s Chock-full of Interior Decorating Lessons

  The other day, I received an interesting set of photos/floor plan and thought you guys might enjoyView full post »

My Tiny Living Room Has Perplexed Me For 20 Years!

Hi Guys! Whew! Thank you again for so many crazy home layouts. Big homes, medium-sized homes and littleView full post »

Our House Floor Plan is Impossible to Furnish!

Okay, Guys; you asked for it and you got it!   For now, we’re done with the fluffy, symmetrical roomView full post »