Category Archives: interior design

Subway Tile Alternative Everyone Knows About But Me

Dear Laurel, A few months ago you featured the most beautiful kitchen belonging to the interior designer,View 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 »

Best Fireplace Mantel Proportions – How Not To Muck It Up!

The other day I received this comment from Sue. It’s regarding the correct fireplace mantelView full post »

Best Proportions For Interior Trim – Why You’re Confused

Ugh. Have I ever began a post with the word, “ugh?” I don’t think so.   So, why ugh forView full post »

They Did It Again! A House Flip Done Right!

Hi Everyone, Phew! It’s hot here again in the northeast. Hope y’all have air-conditioning. This is aView full post »

Perfect Architectural Proportions – The No-Fail Formula

Hey Guys, This has been a very architectural time recently. I know that many of you want me to continue with theView full post »

But, WHY is it Bad Architecture? I’ll Tell You Why.

Celestial wrote a comment the other day wanting clarification as to the elements that go into making BADView full post »

Classical Interior Architecture, The Most Important Element

The other day, after the post about blue paint colors, Val wrote this comment concerning interiorView full post »

Nine Fabulous Benjamin Moore Blue Paint Colors

Hi Guys, It’s mid-July and man, don’t we know it here in New York. So, if you’re somewhereView full post »

12 Gorgeous Bedrooms + Common Questions Answered

Dear Laurel, I’ve noticed that you don’t have a lot of posts about bedrooms. Is there a reason forView full post »

Ground Zero For The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

updated 8.2.2019   Sale Ending Soon!!! It is HERE – The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019. THE hottestView full post »

Mistakes Guys Make When Decorating To Impress Women

Hey Guys, You know… I used to say “Guys” more often until some feminist I guess…View full post »

20 Stunning Lifestyle Instagram Feeds You Must Follow

Hi Everyone, Being that the entire world is currently on vacay, I decided to do a post I’ve been thinkingView full post »

How To Achieve Furniture and Color Balance in a Room

Hi Everyone, Wow! We’re winding up June already and I guess gearing up for the holiday week. I say, weekView 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 Mix Dining Room Chairs Like A Pro

Hi Everyone, As promised, I am continuing with the decor refresh we began last Sunday for a traditionalView full post »

Inherited Furniture That Must Stay – How To Work With It

Dear Laurel, New to your blog! So happy to have stumbled onto it after seeing posts on Pinterest. Have to say,View full post »

Decorating Fatigue – What You Always Need To Remember

The other day, I received an email from a lovely reader, Janis. (name changed) While she has written me numerousView full post »

Easy (and affordable) Ways To Fix A Boring Room

In my opinion, a boring room is a lot like a boring person. Do you know someone who is a crashing bore? I betView full post »

Pottery Barn – Important Info So You Don’t Get Burned

And, I don’t mean sunburned! But, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Pottery Barn. Always have and probablyView full post »

Are Green and White Rooms Coming Back Soon?

Recently, a lovely reader named Jennifer sent in this comment on the recent post about how to create the perfectView 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 »

Mixing Patterns – The Ultimate Guide To Getting It Right

Dear Laurel, I’m so confused as to what the rules are for mixing patterns in a room. For instance: Can youView 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 »

Exquisite Scenic Wallpaper Murals + Sources

Hi Everyone, Some of you have asked for a post about Panoramic, Scenic Wallpaper Murals. Last week we looked atView full post »

50 Living Room Decorating Rules You Need To Know

Dear Laurel, Please oh please, pretty please do a post about living room decorating rules of thumb andView full post »

Affordable Chinoiserie Wallpaper Panels & Murals + Sources!

Hi Everyone, It’s so weird. I was thinking that surely I’ve written this post before. But, I lookedView full post »

PicMonkey Tutorial to Create Perfect Rooms Every Time

Several of you have asked for a PicMonkey tutorial so that you can make mood boards for your rooms. At first, IView full post »

How To Select The Perfect Color Scheme For Your Home

Over the years, people have often asked me…   How do you select a color scheme for yourView full post »

A Dated Southwestern Farmhouse And How To Fix It

Hey Everyone, Happy Easter and Passover! As many of you stated emphatically that you wished for me to move intoView full post »

Should These Top Decorating Trends Stay or Go?

The other day, I happened upon a post about top decorating trends from the website, The Spruce? Do you know thatView full post »

Do The Best Dark Blue Paint Colors Give You The Blues?

Hey Everyone, I recently received a real “Dear Laurel” lovely note: Dear Laurel – About a yearView full post »

Cost-Saving Home Decor Tricks and When To Splurge

Dear Laurel, I’m wondering if you could do a post and share any cost-saving home decor tricks you’veView full post »

Six Problem Ceilings – And How To Fix Them

Today’s post is a HEAVY reworking and combination of two old posts, but the new focus is on problemView full post »

20 Timeless Kitchens You’ll Love FOREVER!

20 Timeless Kitchens – eh? Nothing like going out on a tree trunk to say that a room which could very wellView 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 »