Category Archives: interior design

Decorating Paralysis – What Causes it? And How to Fix It

Hi Everyone, The other day, I got a comment on Wednesday’s post about small kitchen details that can makeView full post »

Little Kitchen Details That Make a Huge Difference!

Please notice that I did not say “wow factor.” You will never hear me say, “wow,View full post »

The 9 Most Beautiful Blog Posts on Laurel Home

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!   I hope everyone is doing well!   I am thinking back on Mother’sView full post »

Dining Chair and Counter Stool Pairings That Rock!

Hi Everyone, Oh, I always feel so guilty when I don’t get the Wednesday post out by 2:00 AM. (Yes, Mom, IView full post »

50 Cool, Casual Dining Tables That Can Go Anywhere!

Happy May!!!     I took this pic of the Boston Public Garden yesterday while strolling through withView full post »

Steve Cordony Style And How to Get It – High-Low!

Hi Everyone, Wow, yet again, regarding the post about my tiny patio garden. I am still reading and digesting allView full post »

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 »