Category Archives: interior design

Some Unusual Renovation Ideas for a Brownstone Duplex

Guys! OMG! haha!!! Thank you so much for all of the brilliant renovation ideas you’ve been sending my wayView full post »

Renovation Challenges for a 140 Year Old Townhouse

Hi Everyone, Thank you all so much for the terrific comments you shared with me on Wednesday’s post, whereView full post »

Gloppy Paint on Gorgeous Classical Trim – Let’s Discuss

Hi Guys, Well… Here we go again. Remember, last June? It was only three months ago that I put an offer onView full post »

Astonishing Before and After Home Exterior Shots + News!

Hey Guys, Some of you may have read yesterday when I sent out the HOT SALES that I have a surprise forView full post »

Paint Color Myths that Help Us Make Bad Decisions

The other day, I got a message on Instagram that has fueled the inspiration for today’s blog post. TheView full post »

7 of the Hottest Bathroom Trends To Avoid or Embrace?

Dear Laurel, I’d love it if you could do a post about bathrooms; well, specifically some of the bathroomView full post »

20 Little Known Small Room Ideas to Maximize Space

We’ve been talking a lot recently about maximizing small spaces and hidden storage. This post has someView full post »

The New Distance Learning Center and Home Office 2020

Dear Laurel, Please, please, please do a post about how to set up a home office and distance learningView full post »

The Transformation of My Scary Bathroom Vanity

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Everyone! Guess what? My darling son Cale is with me in Bronxville for the longView full post »

16 Tiny Kitchens That Prove That Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Hi Everyone, Well, the other day when I was researching hidden rooms/secret doors and hidden storage, I cameView full post »

21 Best Hidden Storage Ideas, Stairs, Kitchens, Bathrooms

Hi Everyone, Today, I’m tackling the subject of hidden storage ideas for your home. This is related toView full post »

18 Secret Doors You Will Be Inspired To Have!

The other day when I was researching for the post about faux windows, I came across a related topic. SecretView full post »

No Windows? No Problem. Help 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 »

The 21 Funniest Laurel Home Blog Posts

Hey Everyone, First of all, thank you all so much for your wonderful words of advice regarding the update of myView full post »

Update on My Search for a New Home

Hey Guys, Today is a post that’s about me, mostly. I could use some sage advice. And, you guys are always aView full post »

14 Common Home Painting Mistakes You Might Be Making

Thanks so much for all of your great comments and suggestions for Sunday’s post about dark houseView full post »

Don’t Take Away Our Ceiling Fans – We Need Them!

Dear Laurel, I love you. I love your blog but there’s something I need to get off my chest. We areView full post »

A Long Narrow Hallway – Help For A Dark Scary Mess

Dear Laurel! I’d love to see a post on how to decorate a dark, long, narrow hallway. What to do to keep itView full post »

36 Cheap Sofas and Chairs that Look Expensive

Hi Everyone, So glad that many of you enjoyed Wednesday’s post about cheap fabrics that lookView full post »

77 Budget Fabrics That Look Rich + Sources!

Oh, man! I hope everyone’s okay with this heat-wave we’re having. And, thank you so much for all ofView full post »

54 Iconic Designer Fabrics To Make Your Room Look Rich

Phew! It is very hot here in the northeast. I haven’t listened to the national weather, but I imagine thatView full post »

15 Serene Green Paint Colors Not Called Green

I’ve always loved the color green. But, not all shades of green. And, this is especially true for wallView full post »

Mouldings and Doors – Too Many Options- She’s Stumped

Dear Laurel, We are in the process of planning a new house to be built. And, it’s proving to be moreView full post »

Painted Hardwood Floors – Good Idea or a Bad One?

Hi Everyone, I’ve been thinking a lot about painted hardwood floors these days and want to address theView full post »

The Number One Decorating Mistake and How To Avoid It

Hi Everyone! Happy 4th of July if you live in the USA! Guess where I am? Yes, I’m back in Northampton, MA.View full post »

A Compelling Reason To Buy a House instead of Renting

Hi Guys, Happy Father’s Day! Please bear with me here as I indulge you in my real life once again. A LOTView full post »

The Best Neutral Color Scheme – How To Get it Right

Hi Everyone, I’m so glad you enjoyed Sunday’s post about Liz’s lovely home in Florida. And,View full post »

I Kind of Hate My Too Formal Dining Room

Dear Laurel, I very much enjoyed your blog post talking about mixing modern and traditionalView full post »

Tour of Historic Deerfield – Prepare to be Blown Away

Hey Guys, Many of you know that my mid-week post usually comes out in the wee hours of Wednesday. But, this is aView full post »

New Traditional Decorating – Little Known Ideas You’ll Love

Hey Everyone, Wow! It’s the last day of May. And, today, the weather in Northampton, MA, was a perfectView full post »

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 »