Category Archives: interior design

Love Me A Warm Color Scheme But Is It Going To Look Dated?

The other day, we had a comment on this post from Amy wanting to know about the advisability of a warm colorView full post »

Greetings From The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2018 (KBIS)

Hey Guys, This is going to be a super quick blog post. I’m still at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show inView full post »

White On White Decor Inspired By A Top Magazine Director

Hey Guys, No wait. Not Guys. It should be Chaps or Mates.   Yes– and Happy BoxingView full post »

Can You Do Bunny Williams Punta Cana Home On a Budget?

Dear Laurel, I love it when you do the high-low posts and was wondering if you could tackle JohnView full post »

Help! My S-I-L is Coming For The Christmas Holiday!

Dear Laurel, Some Christmas holiday! It’s turning out to be a Christmas nightmare! Please don’t beView full post »

A Brilliant Decorator Or A Dangerous Con Artist?

  My mother always used to say…   “There is no ill wind that doesn’t blow in someView full post »

A Budding Interior Decorating Star – McGizzles!

How y’all doing? Holding up alright after the big holiday? Well, one reader might have just dropped to theView full post »

How To Get The Cool-High-End Bathroom For A Lot Less

Recently, we did a post about the new “un-bathrooms.” And I featured a lot of English bathrooms,View full post »

Timeless Interiors Or A Passing Trend? How To Tell The Difference

The other day I got an interesting email from a reader. It is edited, but not for meaning, only to shorten it aView full post »

The Most Amazing English Country House Of Them All

Hey Everyone,   Before we get into today’s beautiful topic. (well, I think so) about the most amazingView full post »

A Friendly Kind of Week In Home Furnishings

Fabulous sales at Williams Sonoma Home   Well, it’s Friday and I guess I’m back in the saddle,View full post »

A Reader Needs Your Help With Her Small Living – Dining Room

Hey Guys! Before we dive, or you dive into helping a wonderful reader who needs a little living-dining roomView full post »

Hanging With Ben Pentreath + Need Your Help Again!

I’m just warning you. I haven’t even started to write this post, but it might end up being myView full post »

Window Panels Have Her Stumped, But It’s Actually The Least Of Her Problems

A real “dear laurel” letter about window panels.   Hi Laurel, This is a two-part question: IView full post »

Help For a Small Family Room That’s Not Quite Coming Together

Hi Everyone. As promised this is part II of last Wednesday’s post about a small family room.   TheView full post »

A Fabulous and Rare Upholstery Sale by One Of my Favorite Vendors

Hi Guys, Well, I may begin to do Friday’s hot sales as a blog post after all. But there are still the hotView full post »

Hot Sales – Special Edition – Labor Day 2017

What’s going on??? Why are you updating the hot sales page in a blog post? The reason why is that I have aView full post »

The Living Room TV As We’ve Known it, Is Over

Hanging my head in shame… a little. It’s about Sunday’s post about clever ways to hide yourView full post »

How To Make Your TV Wires Disappear Once and For All

Hey Everyone, A lot of you have been asking me how to make their TV Wires Disappear And, while we’re atView full post »

The Horrible Thing She Said About Decorating Genius Darryl Carter

I mean, it was downright nasty and for me and a lot of other people, quite a shocker! But three years ago, aView full post »

Your Home Office Could Be Dangerous For Your Health

Hi Everyone, I’ve taken some sage advice that some of you gave me and have decided on occasion toView full post »

I Hate My New Area Rug But My Decorator Thinks It’s Fabulous!

Dear Laurel, I’m hoping that you can turn this into a post. It’s about my new area rug. It’sView full post »

When Did Color Become a Dirty Word In Interiors?

I received a real note the other day that sparked an idea for a post.   You are one of the few [designers]View full post »

A Young Traditional Family Room Needs A Little Help. (just a little)

This isn’t a “Dear Laurel” exactly. It’s from a dear reader, though. Karen K. First ofView full post »

Is There Any Hope 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 »

Help me please. My husband wants a matched set of dining room furniture

Dear Laurel, It’s me again, Barb Brake-Frunt. Thank you so much for the terrific post about the livingView 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 »

My Room Isn’t Blue. Can I still Do Blue and White Chinoiserie?

Dear Laurel, I’ve been loving all of the blue and white Chinoiserie porcelains you’ve beenView full post »

The Tricks You Need To Know For Decorating Above Cabinets

A lot of us have cabinets that don’t hit the ceiling. These may be in the kitchen, usually as a built-in,View 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 »

My Beige Decor Is Making Me Sick

Dear Laurel, It should really be “Oh, Laurel,” Ten years ago, we moved into our dream home. We builtView full post »

The Best Upholstery Fabrics And Some You Should Never Use!

The other day I received a real Dear Laurel letter about wanting to know about the best upholstery fabrics andView full post »

He Said “If I Wanted Farmhouse Style, I’d Go Live On a @#$%^&* Farm!”

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 Mother’s Day Gift For You – 365 Days of The Year

Hey Everyone, It’s a bit different kind of post today– A Mother’s Day Gift– for everyone whoView full post »

Need a New Kitchen But Can’t Get Myself Off Of the Kitchen Floor!

kitchen-floor Dear Laurel, I have lived in my apartment for over four years and I think it’s time I did somethingView full post »

An Epiphany About A Bathroom Remodel While Sitting In My Tub

Fine. I’m a masochist. I admit it. I mean, I must be because I’m going to discuss a kitchen andView full post »