Category Archives: interior design

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 »

Reddish Laminate Floors? What Wall Color Will Work?

I just received an email from Sandra who’s struggling with her paint color to go with her red-tonedView full post »

Is Your Baseboard Heater or Radiator Making You Crazy?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog; it has helped me out on many occasions, most recently on paint color choices. IView full post »

Small Living Room Decor -Should It Be Pale or Dark?

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for all of your great comments for Sunday’s post. That post, if you missed itView full post »

The Secret For A Cheap, Chic Kitchen Refresh

Hi Everyone, First of all, before we get into our kitchen refresh; thank you so much for all of the beautifulView full post »

Bedroom Decorating Ideas You Might Not Have Considered

The other day one of you lovely readers sent me an email asking me to take one of your homes, or a room fromView full post »

A Secret for Creating A 25 Color Whole House Color Palette

Originally, I had put this large palette of colors together nearly four years ago. This was after I received aView full post »

50 Interior Design Trends for 2020 – In or Out?

Recently, Elle Decor did a post about 50 interior design trends for 2020 – in or out? So, I thought itView full post »

How To Deconstruct Mark D. Sikes Brilliant Interior Designs

So, this is the post I was supposed to have for you on Tuesday/Wednesday, but that didn’t happen.   IView full post »

An Airbnb Residential Loft Renovation in San Diego

Hi Everyone, Greetings from 39,000 feet up in the air. Yes, 39,000 feet. I’m winging it back to New YorkView full post »

Analogous Color Schemes In Interiors – The Right Way

Hi Everyone, Did you see the post the other day about monochromatic color schemes? If you missed it, you canView full post »

Monochromatic Interiors – A Misunderstood Color Scheme

Today, I’d like to focus on MONOCHROMATIC interiors and moonochromatic color schemes. But first of all,View full post »

Hate Your Open Concept Floor Plan? Here’s How To Fix It

Hi Guys and an official Happy New Year 2020! Yes, I took a rare day off on New Year’s eve. However,View full post »

The Top Ten Laurel Home Blog Posts for 2019

Hi Guys, In case you missed my note, the reason this is late is because I was very ill yesterday. And, I spentView full post »

Merry Christmas 2019 and Happy Hanukkah 5780

Merry Christmas 2019 and Happy Hanukkah 5780!     Edited January 29, 2020 Yes, that’s me withView full post »

Best Bay Window Treatments + Measuring Guide

Hi Everyone, Before I get into the Bay Window Treatments, I want/need to say that the 333 Hard To Find RulesView full post »

Her Bossy Home Builder Needs To Calm Down!

Recently, I received this real “dear laurel” letter from Kim. And, she’s dealing with a bossyView full post »

Dining Chair and Table Combinations That Rock!

Hi Everyone, Tuesday night’s post looked at 12 classic dining tables. And, as promised, we are going toView full post »

I’m Dreaming Of Blue and White Christmas Decor

Dear Laurel, I really don’t know what I’m going to do. Every year I put up the same old tired redView full post »

Gorgeous Family Room Furnishings on a Shoestring Budget

Hi Everyone, Oh man, before we get into our gorgeous family room furnishings… It sure feels like the calmView full post »

Interior Design Rules – Preview and questions

Hi Everyone, I wasn’t sure if I was going to do a post tonight. That’s because I’m busyView full post »

How To Hang Art – Little Known Ways + Mistakes to Avoid

Ya know… I’ve never actually done a post about how to hang art. I’ve certainly done lots ofView full post »

22 Living Room Lighting Rules You Need To Know

If there’s one thing I routinely see people getting wrong, it’s their living roomView full post »

Difficult Windows – Window Treatment Dos and Don’ts

The topic of difficult windows is one that I get a lot of comments and emails about. So, let’s take a lookView full post »

All About The Exquisite, Enigmatic Art of Grisaille

What is GRISAILLE, you ask? And, no, it’s not a cut of beef or a type of bear. First of all, it isView full post »

Ultimate Window Treatment Guide + Interior Window Shutters

Last week you may recall that I put together a quick start interior design guide with a lot of the best posts inView full post »

Helping A Client With Her Horrid Kitchen (Before Pics)

There is nothing better than taking a horrid kitchen and helping a client make it a lot better. Yes, IView full post »

Quick-Start Interior Design Guide 2019 – Plus News!

Hi Everyone, Yes, a quick-start interior design guide 2019 is included in this post. This is one of these postsView full post »

Flush Mount Ceiling Lights – No Boobs Allowed!

Greetings all from Austin, Texas!   What is going on Laurel? We thought you were in theView full post »

20 Fabulous Shades Of Orange Paint and Furnishings

Ahhh, now that we are well into October, it always feels appropriate to bring out one of the most misunderstood,View full post »

It’s Only The Laundry Room, Nothing To Fear Sweetie

Dear Laurel My laundry room is rather large, and evocative of a British tack room. Well, except it has theView full post »

Faux Fireplace, a Great Idea or a Disaster?

Dear Laurel, It’s nearly October and well, you know what that means. The holidays are coming… YouView full post »

Curtain and Drapery Hardware – What You Need To Know

Hi Laurel, While reading this informative article (several times in fact), I became entranced by the windowView full post »

Common Mistakes When Choosing The Best Pale Blue Paint

Dear Laurel, I only discovered your blog a few days ago. I think I was up until 3:00 AM the other day because IView full post »

Sophisticated Twin Beds – 20 Ideas For Grownup Bedrooms

Dear Laurel, Thank you for the beautiful post about masculine bedrooms. Or, at least bedrooms that both men andView full post »