Category Archives: interior design

Is it a Mistake To Decorate With A Greek Key Motif?

Dear Laurel, I was having lunch with a friend who like me, loves to decorate and I was telling her about theView full post »

Their Contractor Hates The Rich Paint Color Palette

Dear Laurel, My husband and I recently purchased a darling farmhouse (circa 1900) on a beautiful piece ofView full post »

Transom Windows – Everything You Need To Know!

The discussion of some small high-up windows from Sunday’s post reminded me, ironically of one my favoriteView full post »

Are the 15k Window Shutters A Good Idea?

Recently, I received an email from a reader, Sara, with some small peculiar little windows. She’s thinkingView full post »

15 Hideous Decorating Mistakes With Fabric

Although, I no longer take interior design clients, I did for 24 years, counting the years working for others.View full post »

She Loves A Brown, Masculine Room, But He Doesn’t. Huh?

Dear Laurel, My wife and I love reading your blog. Every Sunday, it’s waffles or French Toast, a big potView full post »

She Fears Her Trendy, Painted Antique Table is a Mistake

The other day, I received a comment from Mary, a faithful reader who was bemoaning her painted antique tableView full post »

Decorating Advice For Folks Who Are Plumb Broke

Dear Laurel, Throwing this out there in case you might be looking for inspiration for a blogView full post »

Who’s Going To Decorate the New Home of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?

To be honest, which I always am in these matters, I would never have thought to write about decorating the newView full post »

A Designer’s Secret For Mixing Fabric Patterns In A Room

Dear Laurel,   I don’t think that you’ve ever done a post about mixing fabric patterns in a room.View full post »

The Best White Paint Color And What Most People Don’t Realize

Dear Laurel, Oh, I hope that you can help, oh paint guru. Because, in my quest for the best white paint color, I feelView full post »

Mrs. Laurel Builds Her Parisian Dream House

The other day, I received this comment from Courtney:   Adore your blog! I think a fab post or series wouldView full post »

The Ugly Truth Behind The Pretty Interiors On Houzz

The last several weeks, there has been much buzz in the interior design community regarding the giant homeView full post »

Easy Fixes For A Dated Living Room With Huge Potential

Hey Guys, As promised, this is part II from Sunday’s post about the boring bland living room.View full post »

Can This Boring Bland Living Room Be Saved?

Dear Laurel, I eagerly read your blog and have all of your products, the rolodex and paint collection andView full post »

What Wall Color Will Work With Her Collected Interiors?

Collected Interiors– rooms that look like they evolved over time are probably what most of us are strivingView full post »

Stuck With A Dark Rustic Home And I Hate It!

Dear Laurel, If I had to write a headline for a blog post, it would be An Anglophile In Texas. The Anglophile isView full post »

An Old Snob Has A Change Of Heart Over Laminate Products

Hehe… Let’s dish, about laminate Laurel. And who’s the old snob?   Uhhhhhhhh… theView full post »

Some Of Your Recent Interior Decorating Questions Answered

Hi Guys,   There have been a lot of interior decorating questions recently and I’m going to weaveView full post »

Love Me A Warm Color Scheme But Is It Going To Look Dated?

The other day, we had a comment on this post from Amy wanting to know about the advisability of a warm colorView full post »

Greetings From The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2018 (KBIS)

Hey Guys, This is going to be a super quick blog post. I’m still at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show inView full post »

White On White Decor Inspired By Charlotte-Anne Fidler

Hey Guys, No wait. Not Guys. It should be Chaps or Mates.   Yes– and Happy BoxingView full post »

Can You Do Bunny Williams Punta Cana Home On a Budget?

Dear Laurel, I love it when you do the high-low posts and was wondering if you could tackle JohnView full post »

Help! My S-I-L is Coming For The Christmas Holiday!

Dear Laurel, Some Christmas holiday! It’s turning out to be a Christmas nightmare! Please don’t beView full post »

A Brilliant Decorator Or A Dangerous Con Artist?

  My mother always used to say…   “There is no ill wind that doesn’t blow in someView full post »

A Budding Interior Decorating Star – McGizzles!

How y’all doing? Holding up alright after the big holiday? Well, one reader might have just dropped to theView full post »

How To Get The Cool-High-End Bathroom For A Lot Less

Recently, we did a post about the new “un-bathrooms.” And I featured a lot of English bathrooms,View full post »

Timeless Interiors Or A Passing Trend? How To Tell The Difference

Chai The other day I got an interesting email from a reader. It is edited, but not for meaning, only to shorten it aView full post »

The Most Amazing English Country House Of Them All

Hey Everyone,   Before we get into today’s beautiful topic. (well, I think so) about the most amazingView full post »

A Friendly Kind of Week In Home Furnishings

Fabulous sales at Williams Sonoma Home   Well, it’s Friday and I guess I’m back in the saddle,View full post »

A Reader Needs Your Help With Her Small Living – Dining Room

Hey Guys! Before we dive, or you dive into helping a wonderful reader who needs a little living-dining roomView full post »

Hanging With Ben Pentreath + Need Your Help Again!

I’m just warning you. I haven’t even started to write this post, but it might end up being myView full post »

Window Panels Have Her Stumped, But It’s Actually The Least Of Her Problems

A real “dear laurel” letter about window panels.   Hi Laurel, This is a two-part question: IView full post »

Help For a Small Family Room That’s Not Quite Coming Together

Hi Everyone. As promised this is part II of last Wednesday’s post about a small family room.   TheView full post »

A Fabulous and Rare Upholstery Sale by One Of my Favorite Vendors

Hi Guys, Well, I may begin to do Friday’s hot sales as a blog post after all. But there are still the hotView full post »

Hot Sales – Special Edition – Labor Day 2017

What’s going on??? Why are you updating the hot sales page in a blog post? The reason why is that I have aView full post »