Category Archives: interior design

3 Totally Unexpected Things I Discovered On My Italy Vacation

Someone told me that when I returned from my Italy vacation, I would be transformed. They were right. As I beginView full post »

The Freshest Lines At The Spring Furniture Market

Here’s the thing about the recent spring furniture market in High Point, NC that those who haven’t been mayView full post »

The Best Part Of The High Point Market Isn’t The Furniture

Last week was my blogiversary and this week, just returning from the Spring 2016 High Point Market is myView full post »

What Nobody Told You About Prepping Your Walls For Paint

Before I get into my topic about prepping your walls for paint, I want to take a moment to…   WishView full post »

A 16-Color Spring-Inspired Whole-House Paint Palette

Hey Guys, This has been a very special time for me. Within one month’s time, I won an award for Best Writing on aView full post »

Roman Shades Weren’t Built In A Day – What Until You See!

Last week we focused on draperies and then we took a break to deal with some common window treatment problems.View full post »

Window Treatments For Difficult Windows + What You Must Never Do

Recently I got a real “Dear Laurel letter.” Well, actually, it was a comment. She has difficultView full post »

How To Get Window Treatments Like You See In Magazines

Recently, there have been a lot of requests for a post about window treatments. Alright. Here you go.View full post »

A 25-Color Whole House Paint Palette, A Surprise And A Warning

The other day, I got a comment on another post about a no-fail whole house paint palette. She wrote to tell me that oneView full post »

The interior design Field Is Full Of Backstabbing Shrews, Right?

Everyone knows that people in the interior design field are out for blood. Right? They’ll do anything toView full post »

3 Common Staircase Design Mistakes {and what to do instead}

Hey Everyone, Recently I received a real Dear Laurel note asking about staircase design and decor. We recentlyView full post »

Are ALL The Home Builders Con-Artists And Criminals?

Dear Laurel, I’m at my wit’s end. It’s about the home builders! My husband and I finallyView full post »

Help For A Long Boring Hallway {and what not to do}

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

Small Space Living Ideas Inspired By an 84 Sq. Ft. Home

A growing trend the last several years is the tiny home movement. I’m not talking small. I’mView full post »

12 Styling Secrets To Rock Your Fireplace Mantel Decor

It’s January. The holidays are over. Time to take down the decorations. (although, as far as I’mView full post »

The Laurel Home Best Of Interior Design Awards For 2015

Is everyone holidayed out? Well… sit back, relax and enjoy— Welcome to the first annual BEST OFView full post »

BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN: Pantone Color Of The Year 2016

Howdy Folks.  Sorry to interrupt your weekend. We have a BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN   The Pantone color of theView full post »

Channeling Grace Kelly – A Rising Interior Design Star

Hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if that’s something you celebrate. I have a very specialView full post »

And The 2016 Color Of The Year Is…

Color of the year. It’s become a lot like the Oscars. And the Oscar goes to… And then the GoldenView full post »

A Wonderful Living Room Transformation!

A little mid-week post about a wonderful living room transformation! Today, an installation and a vestige of a draperyView full post »

A home for elegant entertaining yet durable for a family of six

A family of six and one adorable pug named Mimi, who endearingly snores loudly in her sleep. A year, ago, Mimi’sView full post »

The secrets to creating a beautiful interior. You can do it!

This post started out being about home accessories, but I had a little snafu this past week. Some of you mayView full post »

I Dare You To Spill Red Wine On This Beautiful White Fabric

One of the primary issues we face when choosing fabric for our upholstered pieces is, “how is it going to holdView full post »

High Point Market Fall 2015 | Design Blogger’s Tour | Part I

If you’ve never been to the High Point Market, it’s very difficult to explain what it is. But withView full post »

Benjamin Moore Color of The Year 2016 – Anything But Simple

Simply White is the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year  2016. It’s a fine color. It’s a lovely white.View full post »

Boxy, Boring, Dark Living Room. Is There Any Hope?

Dear Laurel, This might sound a little weird, but my husband and I just inherited an apartment in town. There’s aView full post »

Why Are You Still Throwing Money Away On Furniture?

Dear Laurel, I hope you can help me if you have a minute. I’m a young interior designer and have doneView full post »

Here’s Why Buying Furniture Online Is A Bad Idea

Dear Laurel, How are you doing? Not sure why I’m writing you except just to warn someone out there about thisView full post »

Furniture Trends That Need to Go Bye Bye | Market Preview Fall 2015

There’s just no other way to say it. I mean, I’ve had it with some of the furniture trends. And nowView full post »

A Week In The Life Of An Interior Decorator

Did you ever wonder what it was like to be an interior decorator or an interior designer? Before I go on, I haveView full post »

Follow These Decorating Rules And You’ll Be In Deep Doo Doo

Oh Dear… Another letter from an upset homeowner… Dear Laurel, My husband and I just bought our firstView full post »

Interior Design Fees and Discounts | Here’s the Lowdown

Yes, I know… Can’t seem to stay away from writing a post like I said I would eight days ago. Fine.View full post »

Some Important Changes At Laurel Home

It’s a different kind of post today. I need a little favor.. While I explain what’s going on,View full post »

Selling Your Home Soon? Not If You Do This…

For some reason, I have an online subscription to Zillow. You know that online real estate listing place thatView full post »

Interior Decorating Trends You Might Regret Later On {part II}

Thank you all for the wonderful response to Part I of interior decorating trends I feel it’s my duty to cautionView full post »

Three Decorating Trends You Need To Be Warned About

Before I begin today’s post. I do recommend that you not eat or drink anything while reading. (a few sipsView full post »