Category Archives: interior design

Thanks For The Interior Design Inspiration – Here’s More!

Hi Everyone! Wow!  Thank you so much to so many of you who took the time to give such awesome advice about myView full post »

My Brownstone Kitchen – Time To Get Serious

Hi Everyone, and Happy Easter!   I hope y’all are doing well this week. It’s another bright,View full post »

16 Magical Farrow & Ball Colors For Your Home

Over the years, I’ve focused on one paint brand more than any other, by far, and that is Benjamin Moore. IView full post »

Toile De Jouy – What Is It? And What Makes It Special

This post about toile de Jouy is an offshoot of last Sunday’s post about Chinoiserie. In fact, I worked onView full post »

Nine Fabulous Shades of Green Paint You Need To Know

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In honor of the holiday, it’s time to do a post about some of my favoriteView full post »

Chinoiserie Decor – What Is It? & Why You Need It

Chinoiserie Decor. Anyone who’s read this blog for a few months or longer knows that I adore all thingsView full post »

The Best Sofa Style To Get – My Number One Choice

Dear Laurel, I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and very much enjoying it as I’ve learnedView full post »

A South African Dream Home Is A Labor Of Love

Hi Everyone, The other day, I got the most darling email from a reader who spent a year renovating a charmingView full post »

Window Valances – Hopelessly Dated, Or A Cool Idea?

Hi Everyone, Boy, March really DID roar in like a lion yesterday, here in Boston and I guess the entireView full post »

Mismatched Sofas – Good Idea, Or A Colossal Mistake?

Dear Laurel, I love your website and the inspiration and wisdom you have so generously imparted. Question: I wasView full post »

Boxy Boring Bedroom? And Some Unusual Solutions

Hi Everyone, I recently received an incredible email from a kind reader who needs help with her somewhat boringView full post »

What If The Furniture Doesn’t Fit? Don’t Panic. Yet.

Thanks so much, everyone, for your terrific comments on Mary’s big beautiful secretary/bookcase. OfView full post »

Small Decorating Details That Add Up For Huge Impact!

The other day I received a Dear Laurel letter after a reader read the post about brown furniture. Here’sView full post »

Painted Wood Furniture – Cringe Worthy, Dated, or What?

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much to those of you who sent me good wishes last Sunday for my birthday. I had aView full post »

Performance Fabrics for Upholstery – The Ultimate Guide

Hi Everyone, I heard the overwhelming cry for information about performance fabrics, and guess what, there isView full post »

Insider Interior Design Trends 2021 – You Must See!

Hi Everyone, I think most years around this time; I do a post about current decor and decorating trends. So, atView full post »

Lampshades – What Size and Shape Should You Get?

Dear Laurel, I just found two of the most beautiful lamps at a consignment shop. The woman said that they hadView full post »

The Paint Colors Change and It’s Driving Me Nuts!

Hi Guys, Today, I’m going to broach a sensitive subject. And, it’s one that most of us have had toView full post »

Seagrass Rugs and Carpeting – Good Idea or a Nightmare?

Hi Everyone, Thank you all for the wonderful comments and suggestions for Kim’s dining room. Of course,View full post »

What If Your Room Plan Falls Apart In The Middle?

Hi Everyone, I love it when you guys write in with a problem and then show me the results months or even yearsView full post »

French Doors + News About My Boston Apartment

Hi Everyone, Well, I was starting to write one post today, and then my phone rang. It was my upstairs neighborView full post »

I May Have Found “The One” in Boston!

Yes, I know! I move to Boston, and just like that, I’m in love?   Oh, Laurel, you can’t beView full post »

10 Decorating Questions With Difficult to Find Answers

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re having a good holiday. Or, at least, a peaceful one. I know that many areView full post »

50 Living Room Decorating Rules You Need To Know

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for all of your kind and encouraging messages. I’m still in New York but amView full post »

60 + High-Low Chinoiserie Lamps (Some are Rare)

Hi Guys! Oh my! I’m up to my eyeballs in boxes. Well, that’s a slight exaggeration, but this placeView full post »

My Top 33 Spectacular Holiday Gifts For 2020

Hi Everyone, Well, it’s Tuesday, December 8th, 2020. Normally, things are just cranking up in terms of theView full post »

Can You Do A Guestroom Suite on a Shoestring Budget?

Hi Everyone, How are y’all doing? I know. It’s December. And, I know that some of you got some snowView full post »

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 »