Category Archives: interior design

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 »

The Perfect Bedroom {and why it’s the most important room}

Last night I was so exhausted, I actually went to sleep at a normal hour. As is often the case, I had alreadyView full post »

Ten Colorful Paint Colors That Act Like Neutral Paint Colors

Dear Laurel, My Husband Todd would love to paint our entire home beige because he says that it goes withView full post »

All About Hardwood Flooring + The Common Cleaner That’ll Ruin Them!

Someone the other day suggested a post about hardwood flooring. So, here we are. This subject is so broad thatView full post »

Summer Whites {with a little red and blue}

Happy 4th of July for all of us Americans! In honor of our day of independence, I’ve put together a littleView full post »

I think I Just Made a Terrible (and costly) Decorating Mistake

Dear Laurel, I’m so upset. Years ago I nearly fell over in my chair when I opened up my Elle Decor and sawView full post »

I Can’t Afford A New Kitchen. Can You Paint Stained Wood?

Dear Laurel, We just moved into a new home. I figured that we could get a new kitchen for about 25k. Sure, 40 yearsView full post »

Today’s Hottest Design Trend That’s Been Here Since Antiquity!

If any of you have been reading laurel home for a while, you’ll know that I’m insanely obsessed withView full post »

Yuck. Loved the Wall Color Before The Furniture Arrived!

Hi Laurel,   I received a new sofa this morning that I’ve wanted to get for years and in a color I reallyView full post »

The Laurel Home Shop Is Back? Much News to Share!

You had a laurel home shop? What shop, Laurel? Where is it? What are you selling?  Russel Sofa by CR LaineView full post »

Interior Design Isn’t For The Faint of Heart

Today was day-one of a two-day installation. It doesn’t always work out that way, but this time it did. I was aView full post »

The Hottest Most Beautiful Trends At The High Point Market Spring 2015

Last fall I told myself –“Come Hell or Googlegeddon, I’m going to the High Point Market SpringView full post »

6 Easy Ways To Style A Chic Side Table!

Two days ago, I went for a visit to my lovely client in Larchmont who just had a room full of furnitureView full post »

The One Interior Design Element That Makes Rooms Soar!

I’m not going to beat around the Philodendron here. The one interior design element that will elevate any roomView full post »

How My Interior Design Business Lost $30,000 The First Year

This post started out to be about other interior design mistakes. As I was writing it, I was fallingView full post »

I Need Your Help! Eclectic Gallery Walls

Thank you all so much for the terrific response to my last post about the hideous interior mistakes I learned the hardView full post »

Give me your tired, your poor, your… yearning for spring!

brrrrrrr… Winter? Old man Winter? Helloooo? Dude? Time to give it up! It’s April First and there isView full post »

Laurel Bern Interiors is in Westchester Home Magazine!

Over the years, our local publication, Westchester Magazine or its offshoot, Westchester Home Magazine hasView full post »

Do You Know This Hot Boutique Furniture Line? Tritter Feefer

Taking a break from the plethora of color posts to hi-light one of my favorite furniture vendors,View full post »

Blue and Gray are Hot But I Prefer Green Decor; Now What?

Now nothing. Green is an amazing color! And green decor is classic and timeless. a true story… Many moonsView full post »

Nine Fabulous Benjamin Moore Warm Gray Paint Colors

This post is about my favorite Benjamin Moore warm gray paint colors or sometimes we call the color,View full post »