Category Archives: interior design

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 »

One Living Room Layout – Seven Different Ways!

Dear Laurel, Thank you so much for the many helpful blog posts you’ve been sharing recently. The ones thatView full post »

Does Beach House Decor Have To Look “Coastal?”

Hey Guys. wow. wow. Thanks for weighing in on your thoughts about Cyndi’s lovely home in the beachView full post »

How Come This Gorgeous House Isn’t Selling? Your Help is Needed!

This is from a kind reader Cyndi whose house isn’t selling. It’s gorgeous home in Saint SimonsView full post »

Beige Decor — How To Make It Go From Boring To Sensational!

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

A Frumpy Old House Gets A Sparkling Makeover

Today, I have a very special treat for y’all.   As the title says, it’s a frumpy old house thatView full post »

21 Interior Design Mistakes You Need To Stop Making

Remember the other day, we created a 12- step template for designing a beautiful room?   Well, today I wantView full post »

How To Turn Bland Decor Into A Room Of Sublime Beauty!

There’s no question about it. I’m going straight to hell.   Why, Laurel? What on earth couldView full post »

Door Knobs – The Good And The Not-So-Good + Sources

Dear Laurel, Thank you so much for all of the advice you give out weekly on your blog. We’re in the middleView full post »

Laurel Bern Interiors Is On LuAnn Nigara’s Podcast!!!

Hey Everyone,   Why am I referring to myself as Laurel Bern Interiors? haha   Well, the heat must beView full post »

The 12-Step Decorating Plan That Works Every Time

Dear Laurel, As an avid reader of your Blog, here is a burning question I could not find. We just bought a brandView full post »

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018!

POST UPDATED 8.3.2018 SALE IS ENDING AT 11:59 PM SUNDAY   This is “ground zero” for theView full post »

My Favorite Sources For A Chic, Affordable Medicine Cabinet

Below is a real “dear laurel” letter from a reader who’s struggling to find an affordable,View full post »

Is It Wise To Attempt A Home Remodel Without a Designer?

A while back, a reader named Sarah (No, not this Sara, or this Sarah.) sent some photos in of a little homeView full post »

Is it a Mistake To Decorate With A Greek Key Motif?

Dear Laurel, I was having lunch with a friend who like me, loves to decorate and I was telling her about theView full post »

Their Contractor Hates The Rich Paint Color Palette

Dear Laurel, My husband and I recently purchased a darling farmhouse (circa 1900) on a beautiful piece ofView full post »

Transom Windows – Everything You Need To Know!

The discussion of some small high-up windows from Sunday’s post reminded me, ironically of one my favoriteView full post »

Are the 15k Window Shutters A Good Idea?

Recently, I received an email from a reader, Sara, with some small peculiar little windows. She’s thinkingView full post »

15 Hideous Decorating Mistakes With Fabric

Although, I no longer take interior design clients, I did for 24 years, counting the years working for others.View full post »

She Loves A Brown, Masculine Room, But He Doesn’t. Huh?

Dear Laurel, My wife and I love reading your blog. Every Sunday, it’s waffles or French Toast, a big potView full post »

She Fears Her Trendy, Painted Antique Table is a Mistake

The other day, I received a comment from Mary, a faithful reader who was bemoaning her painted antique tableView full post »

Decorating Advice For Folks Who Are Plumb Broke

Dear Laurel, Throwing this out there in case you might be looking for inspiration for a blogView full post »

Who’s Going To Decorate the New Home of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?

To be honest, which I always am in these matters, I would never have thought to write about decorating the newView full post »

A Designer’s Secret For Mixing Fabric Patterns In A Room

Dear Laurel,   I don’t think that you’ve ever done a post about mixing fabric patterns in a room.View full post »

The Best White Paint Color And What Most People Don’t Realize

Dear Laurel, Oh, I hope that you can help, oh paint guru. Because, in my quest for the best white paint color, I feelView full post »

How To Muck Up Perfectly Executed Classical Decorating

Hey Everyone, Thanks for all of your great comments about Lori’s wonderful reno we looked at onView full post »

Mrs. Laurel Builds Her Parisian Dream House

The other day, I received this comment from Courtney:   Adore your blog! I think a fab post or series wouldView full post »

The Ugly Truth Behind The Pretty Interiors On Houzz

The last several weeks, there has been much buzz in the interior design community regarding the giant homeView full post »

Easy Fixes For A Dated Living Room With Huge Potential

Hey Guys, As promised, this is part II from Sunday’s post about the boring bland living room.View full post »

Can This Boring Bland Living Room Be Saved?

Dear Laurel, I eagerly read your blog and have all of your products, the rolodex and paint collection andView full post »

Iconic Designer Fabrics That Will Make Your Rooms Sizzle

  Last Sunday’s post sparked an idea that I hope that you’ll like. I know that a lot of you love theView full post »

What Wall Color Will Work With Her Collected Interiors?

Collected Interiors– rooms that look like they evolved over time are probably what most of us are strivingView full post »

Stuck With A Dark Rustic Home And I Hate It!

Dear Laurel, If I had to write a headline for a blog post, it would be An Anglophile In Texas. The Anglophile isView full post »

An Old Snob Has A Change Of Heart Over Laminate Products

Hehe… Let’s dish, about laminate Laurel. And who’s the old snob?   Uhhhhhhhh… theView full post »

Some Of Your Recent Interior Decorating Questions Answered

Hi Guys,   There have been a lot of interior decorating questions recently and I’m going to weaveView full post »

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 »