Category Archives: interior design

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 »

20 Favorite Exterior Paint Colors + Doors and Trim

Happy May, guys! Okay. I know. But, what should I say, instead? Gee, it sucks to be alive right now. And,View full post »

Heckfield Place – Get The Exquisite Georgian Look for Less

Hi Everyone, Well, the sun is out in New York as we’re almost at the end of April. I’m so glad thatView full post »

I Want Those Gorgeous Interior Colors – What Are They?

Hi Everyone, Well, the other day, I had a note related to interior colors. But, there was more. Oh, wait. itView full post »

How To Paint A Room – 20 Steps You Need to Know

Hi Guys, Well, it’s April 21, 2020. In New York, this is around the time when spring hits us with fullView full post »

Stainless Steel Sucks – What You Should Use Instead

Hi Everyone, When I was thinking of a headline for this post, I debated over what it should be for quite aView full post »

How To Make Budget Window Treatments Look Expensive

Dear Laurel, Believe it or not, amidst all of the hideousness going on right now, we closed on a house late lastView full post »

18 Affordable Home Decor Ideas You’re Gonna Love

Oh, Laurel, Please, pretty, please, I’m begging you to do a blog post on the topic of affordable homeView full post »

A Virtual Kitchen Design And The Results Are Stunning!

Hi Everyone, Before we delve into the virtual kitchen design, I want to know how y’all are doing? YouView full post »

The Best Builder Upgrades You May Not Have Considered

Dear Laurel, I found your blog the other day when I was trying to figure out some builder upgrades. And,View full post »

The Best Upholstery Fabrics For Pets and Slobs

Dear Readers, Before I get into the best upholstery fabrics. How are y’all doing? I still can’tView full post »

High-Low Furnishings + Sources and Secrets Revealed

Hi  Everyone, Well, it’s another marathon post. And, haha, yesterday, when I started it, I was so tired, IView full post »

Contemporary Interiors – Are They Trendy or Timeless?

Hi Everyone, Well, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m republishing a recent postView full post »

Covid-19 – What The Experts Might Not Be Telling You

The Coronavirus. AKA: Covid-19. Is there anything else on our minds these days? Well, aside from the stockView full post »

New Farrow & Ball Colors 2020 Inspired By Nature

Hi Everyone, There have been some requests to go over the new Farrow & Ball paint colors 2020. Actually, IView full post »

An Easy Renovation Idea To Increase Your Home’s Value

Hey Guys, I’m in San Francisco for the Design Influencer’s Conference. Today, I went out with myView full post »

Gray Walls? The Perfect Color Palette To Make Them Sing

Dear Laurel, First off, I’ve become a HUGE fan recently! Your articles are not only informative but so much funView full post »

How to Figure Out Room Colors with a Colorful Sofa

Dear Laurel, Here’s my dilemma which I’m hoping you might discuss in a blog post. The topic is HowView full post »