Category Archives: interior design

Here It Is– The Ugliest Stone Fireplace You’ve Ever Seen!

Last Sunday we explored ugly brick fireplaces and today, we’re going to have a look at the ugly stoneView full post »

My Husband Loves Our Ugly Brick Fireplace

Dear Laurel, Please, please don’t ream me out. I’m just a meek little housewife with four spoiledView full post »

I Need Help For My Ugly Stone Fireplace. Can I Paint It?

Ahhh, yes, the quintessential ugly stone fireplace. Do you have one?   I have to be honest and say that 95%View full post »

An Exquisite Kitchen Restoration Has Charm To Burn

Too funny. I was working on a post about brick and stone fireplaces when I checked my email. And I had threeView full post »

Astonishing Home Makeovers You Won’t Believe

A Special Treat Today from two wonderful readers featuring some astonishing home makeovers! The first one, SarahView full post »

Our Modest Starter Home Might Be Our Forever Home.

Hey Guys, This is a continuation of our exploration of: a modest starter home One storyView full post »

My Ranch Home – Boxy, Low Ceilings, Boring– Is There Hope?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and have gotten your rolodex and your paint collection and paint palettes.View full post »

My Historical Home Renovation Is Driving Me Mad!

Dear Laurel, Your post the other day about the Historical Home Renovation– the Georgian home inspired meView full post »

Interior Design Lessons We Can Learn From The Masters

Do you ever look at a beautiful designer-room, say in a magazine or blog and examine it? I mean, really examineView full post »

It’s My Dream Home Except For One Problem– The Wood Trim

Dear Laurel, I found you when I was looking up colors to go with stained wood trim. And I love that post, butView full post »

3 Awesome Home Furnishings Sources You’ve Never Heard Of

Hey Guys, Before I get into this beautiful post about three (actually more than three) incredibly awesome homeView full post »

The Laurel Home Paint Palette and Home Furnishings Collection is Here!

Hey Everyone, It’s November, 2016. And phew! We did it! The Laurel Home Ultimate Paint Palette and HomeView full post »

What Happened To All Of The Pretty Club Chairs?

Uh Oh… something happened this week that really ticked me off. It has to do with my Wagner ClubView full post »

A Startling Discovery About An Online Home Furnishings Source

Hey Everyone, Right now, I’m working very hard, getting the new paint palettes ready for those who areView full post »

Here’s How You Can Create Beautiful Rooms – Effortlessly

Hey Guys, Some of you may recall that at the end of August, I announced the release date of the second part ofView full post »

Is It Too Late To Spiffy Up the Bedroom Decor For Xmas?

Dear Laurel, Denial should be my middle name. My youngest of two kids graduated college in 2013. Sure, they come backView full post »

I Wanted Charming Home Decor, But Ended Up With Blah

Dear Laurel, Wondering if you could do a blog sometime on how to layer a home so it doesn’t look like you boughtView full post »

My Living Room Is A Mess But I Can’t Afford New Upholstery

Dear Laurel, Loved the post about the throw pillows. I went in my living room and imagined how that might helpView full post »

The Nightmare of Doing Long-Distance Interior Design Work

Last year I did something I vowed I would never do.   I took on a long-distance interior designView full post »

I Want That “Old-Money” Art But Not A Crappy Art Print

Hey Guys, So glad that you enjoyed Sunday’s post about blue and white rooms. I’ve been gettingView full post »

Normal-Size Upholstered Furniture + Insider Info + Best Deals!

Recently, we have been talking about scale as it relates to our upholstered furniture. You know. Sofas andView full post »

Furniture Design – Is it old, new or stolen?

Happy Labor Day Weekend! As promised, I am going to continue with an exploration about residential furnitureView full post »

Paint Palettes Preview and A Cool Trick I Discovered

Hey Guys, So glad that many of you enjoyed last Sunday’s post about scale. I’m going to continue theView full post »

Does Your Living Room Furniture Need To Go On A Diet?

There have been some requests for a post about scale.   It’s a pretty large topic but for todayView full post »

Is Your Hardwood Floor Getting Wrecked? An Ages Old Solution

Who doesn’t love a beautiful hardwood floor?  A while back I did a post discussing different options andView full post »

Pulling My Hair Out! I Need Five Area Rugs That Coordinate!

Dear Laurel, I’m pulling my hair out. We recently moved and I have to say that I’m not that crazyView full post »

The 20 Funniest Blog Posts On Laurel Home

Hey Everyone, Well… we’re deep into the proverbial “dog days” of summer. I know that a lot ofView full post »

How To Find The Source Of Home Furnishings {when you have no idea}

Ever find yourself flipping through the latest edition of your Elle Decor, House Beautiful and drooling over allView full post »

The Shocking Truth About Restoration Hardware

Sometimes when I start to write one blog post, it becomes apparent that the subject matter I was intending toView full post »

The Simple Decorating Trick That Designers Don’t Want You To Know

And why don’t they want you to know this decorating trick? Well… I can’t speak for them.View full post »

We Bought An Ugly House, But The View Is To Die For!

Dear Laurel, My wife and I are recent transplants from New Orleans to the Pacific Northwest. We got a great dealView full post »

Help! I Hired the Decorator From Hell!

Hey Guys, Some of you have already heard this (and I have just removed my services page.) I have made the leapView full post »

Freaking Out Over Your Kitchen Backsplash?

Hey Guys, I promised and here it is… A post about your kitchen backsplash. Countertops will have to wait becauseView full post »

Laurel, I’m Desperate! I Think I Totally Screwed Up My Window Shades

Hey Guys, I promise that there is more coming about kitchen issues, but first I got a real email from someoneView full post »

12 Of The Hottest Kitchen Trends – Awful or Wonderful?

The Kitchen is usually the most expensive room in the home. But it seems that every ten years or so,View full post »

A Bad Fiber For A Stair Runner+ A Difficult Staircase?

There is One Fiber for A Stair Runner That You Must Never Do OR Some say that it’s the ONLY fiber theyView full post »