Category Archives: interior design

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 »

Outdoor Living and Furnishings You’ll Love Inside or Out!

Hi Guys,   *Happy Memorial Day Weekend!   I have some very good news that I just realized. The summerView full post »

5 Classic Kitchen Combos, Cabinets, Hardware, Lighting…

Hi Everyone, People sometimes ask me if I miss being a working designer? Well, the answer isView full post »

12 Farrow and Ball Colors For The Perfect English Kitchen

Hi Guys, Greetings from the charming town of Northampton, Massachusetts! That is if you did not see my HOT SALESView full post »

Two Incredible Mother-Daughter Interior Design Teams

Hello everyone and   HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!   I’m very excited about this post because IView full post »

He Wants Dark, Rustic Decor But She Really Doesn’t

Dear Laurel, I’ve been searching for answers to this question. My husband and I started building our homeView full post »

20 Favorite Exterior Paint Colors + Doors and Trim

Happy May, guys! Okay. I know. But, what should I say, instead? Gee, it sucks to be alive right now. And,View 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 »

I Want Those Gorgeous Interior Colors – What Are They?

Hi Everyone, Well, the other day, I had a note related to interior colors. But, there was more. Oh, wait. itView full post »

How To Paint A Room – 20 Steps You Need to Know

Hi Guys, Well, it’s April 21, 2020. In New York, this is around the time when spring hits us with fullView full post »

Stainless Steel Sucks – What You Should Use Instead

Hi Everyone, When I was thinking of a headline for this post, I debated over what it should be for quite aView full post »

How To Make Budget Window Treatments Look Expensive

Dear Laurel, Believe it or not, amidst all of the hideousness going on right now, we closed on a house late lastView full post »

18 Affordable Home Decor Ideas You’re Gonna Love

Oh, Laurel, Please, pretty, please, I’m begging you to do a blog post on the topic of affordable homeView full post »

A Virtual Kitchen Design And The Results Are Stunning!

Hi Everyone, Before we delve into the virtual kitchen design, I want to know how y’all are doing? YouView 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 »

The Best Upholstery Fabrics For Pets and Slobs

Dear Readers, Before I get into the best upholstery fabrics. How are y’all doing? I still can’tView 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 »

Contemporary Interiors – Are They Trendy or Timeless?

Hi Everyone, Well, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m republishing a recent postView full post »

Covid-19 – What The Experts Might Not Be Telling You

The Coronavirus. AKA: Covid-19. Is there anything else on our minds these days? Well, aside from the stockView full post »

New Farrow & Ball Colors 2020 Inspired By Nature

Hi Everyone, There have been some requests to go over the new Farrow & Ball paint colors 2020. Actually, IView 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 »

Gray Walls? The Perfect Color Palette To Make Them Sing

Dear Laurel, First off, I’ve become a HUGE fan recently! Your articles are not only informative but so much funView full post »

How to Figure Out Room Colors with a Colorful Sofa

Dear Laurel, Here’s my dilemma which I’m hoping you might discuss in a blog post. The topic is HowView full post »

Reddish Laminate Floors? What Wall Color Will Work?

I just received an email from Sandra who’s struggling with her paint color to go with her red-tonedView 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 »

Small Living Room Decor -Should It Be Pale or Dark?

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for all of your great comments for Sunday’s post. That post, if you missed itView full post »

The Secret For A Cheap, Chic Kitchen Refresh

Hi Everyone, First of all, before we get into our kitchen refresh; thank you so much for all of the beautifulView full post »

Bedroom Decorating Ideas You Might Not Have Considered

The other day one of you lovely readers sent me an email asking me to take one of your homes, or a room fromView full post »

A Secret for Creating A 25 Color Whole House Color Palette

Originally, I had put this large palette of colors together nearly four years ago. This was after I received aView full post »

50 Interior Design Trends for 2020 – In or Out?

Recently, Elle Decor did a post about 50 interior design trends for 2020 – in or out? So, I thought itView full post »

How To Deconstruct Mark D. Sikes Brilliant Interior Designs

So, this is the post I was supposed to have for you on Tuesday/Wednesday, but that didn’t happen.   IView full post »

An Airbnb Residential Loft Renovation in San Diego

Hi Everyone, Greetings from 39,000 feet up in the air. Yes, 39,000 feet. I’m winging it back to New YorkView full post »

Analogous Color Schemes In Interiors – The Right Way

Hi Everyone, Did you see the post the other day about monochromatic color schemes? If you missed it, you canView full post »

Monochromatic Interiors – A Misunderstood Color Scheme

Today, I’d like to focus on MONOCHROMATIC interiors and moonochromatic color schemes. But first of all,View 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 »

The Top Ten Laurel Home Blog Posts for 2019

Hi Guys, In case you missed my note, the reason this is late is because I was very ill yesterday. And, I spentView full post »