Category Archives: interior design

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 warm gray paint colors or sometimes we call the color, greige. Greige if you don’t knowView full post »

Why Bunny Williams’ Husband Hates Me

To be clear, I’ve never met Bunny Williams’ husband. And it’s unlikely he’s ever heard of me. But still, heView full post »

The Virtual Alexa Hampton @ The Design Bloggers Conference

Greetings from Atlanta and the Design Bloggers Conference! I arrived here yesterday and already met a lot of View full post »

The Color Red, A Misconception And How To Work With It

A preamble It’s very difficult for me to start this post. Two days ago, my dearest closest friend, ElaineView full post »

Decorating Around The TV | 20 Elegant, Inspiring Ideas

Recently, I had a request to do a post on what to do with the durned TV? And since it’s the eve of THEView full post »

I Hate My House | Help For a Small Living Room

Dear Laurel, We just visited some friends and have serious house-envy. Alas, our living room is only 14 x 18. ToView full post »

The Exceptional Interior Designer You’ve Never Heard Of

Well, some of you may have. Show of hands please. How many of you have ever heard of interior designer FurlowView full post »

We Live Like Squatters | We don’t Even Have Anywhere To Sit!

Dear Laurel, I think I’m going to either lose my mind, or divorce my husband, or maybe both! Except that IView full post »

What is the Hottest Decorating Trend 2015 That Is Never Going to Go Away?

Do you know? Quite frankly, I could’ve just had you scroll through the list of posts because I dare sayView full post »

A Home Party Room Design – No Kids Allowed!

Anyone born after World War II and before around 1975 remembers the days when many of us had to endure not beingView full post »

Smouldering Sexy Fireplace Mantels to Heat Up Your Night

A sexy fireplace mantel Laurel? Well, sure. Fireplaces are romantic by nature, right? And what is the sexiestView full post »

Part II – The Most Gorgeous Stone Fireplace Mantels Ever!

Somehow Mom Nature took notice of the previous fireplace mantel post, because it was 60 on Sunday and nowView full post »

The Most Beautiful Fireplace Mantels | White Mantels | Part I

Happy New Year! I guess. Oh, it’s not that I don’t like the new year. I do like it, when it’s aroundView full post »

part III of the Top Twenty Interior Designers I Would Hire

Hope y’all had a lovely Christmas! This is a continuation of the top 20 interior designers I wouldView full post »

5 More Fabulous Interior Designers I Would Hire {part II}

Here is part II of my list of 20 fabulous interior designers I would hire. [the first ten are here.] For someView full post »

20 Interior Designers I Would Hire {part I}

Laurel? Have you lost your marbles? Why yes, quite a while back… but how can I help you? :] Well,View full post »

Revealing The Hottest Interior Design Trends For 2015

Every year around this time, all the shelter mags and interior design bloggers are abuzz with “the nextView full post »

Is the Emperor Drunk on Pantone’s Marsala or What?

Sorry if I’m beating a dead drunk horse, but there has been such a shitestorm in the interior designView full post »

Pantone Color of the Year 2015, the good, the bad and the barf

For those of you who follow this stuff, you may have heard in recent news that the Pantone Color of the Year 2015 isView full post »

And the laurel home blog giveaway winner is…

Yesterday was the drawing for the very first laurel home blog giveaway. I used and what I did was just useView full post »

A Personal Tragedy | News About Tomorrow’s Blog Giveaway

This post was supposed to have come out two days ago, however, I have been dealing with a personal tragedy thatView full post »

You Won’t Believe This Master Bedroom Transformation!

This is pretty wild, but I wrote this post a year ago, almost to the day! It was about this master bedroomView full post »

Find Out Why Michael S. Smith is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

This is another in the series of interior designers that I have loved and have inspired me since theView full post »

What To Do If You Have No Foyer Entry

Dear Laurel, I really liked your last post! However, I have just one little problem. My home has no foyer entryView full post »

8 Secrets to Having a Gorgeous Entrance Foyer

Phoebe Howard Yesterday I went shopping at a big outdoor mall here in Westchester County and sadly, I was met withView full post »

Hot Off The Press! High Point Furniture Market Fall 2014

It’s that time again. Every October and April, thousands of people in the furniture biz descend on HighView full post »

Rugs-Carpets | Which is Better, Wool or Nylon?

This is a continuation of the last post where I cautioned against using these three fibers, sisal, silk andView full post »

What Three Fibers To Avoid For Rugs and Carpets

[Hi Everyone who follows my blog! I have been traveling on workation for the last 5 days! First I was in FloridaView full post »

Decorating With White Furniture Without Having a Nervous Breakdown {part II}

If you missed the last post, I began to answer a letter by a Dusty Miller who desperately wants to decorate withView full post »

I Live With a Drove of Pigs, But I Want To Decorate with White

Dear Laurel, I found you on pinterest and I love your boards! I especially adore the rooms that are pale, pale,View full post »

A Gracious Apartment Renovation in Scarsdale, NY

 [note: a happy coincidence. This post featuring blue and white is part of the Pink Pagoda’s Blue and WhiteView full post »

The 10 Best Sofas | What you Need to Know Before Buying

Lee Industries 3643-32 sofa Designed by Bobby McAlpine  What makes a sofa “the best?” Much has already beenView full post »

What Are Your Interior Decorating Problems?

Hi  There ! I’m working on some killer posts. [well, at least I hope so!] Sometimes, I’ll work on 2View full post »

Astonishing Before and After Room Transformations

Phew! This has been quite a week! Fortunately, nothing bad happened. However, that doesn’t mean that thereView full post »

I Think My Interior Decorator Might Be Ripping Me Off!

Dear Laurel, I think maybe you’ve written about something like this before on your blog, but I think myView full post »