Category Archives: interior design

Red White And Blue Rooms {That Don’t Look Like A Flag}

Working on this in the middle of a big storm and lost everything, but fortunately didn’t get too far into thisView full post »

Home Staging Ideas You Won’t Hear About on HGTV

Right. This doesn’t look like the homes you see staged on HGTV. Please read on to find out why some of their homeView full post »

21 Interesting Bathroom Ideas {for ‘bathroom people’}

via These days, do you ever notice that it seems that there is a blending of rooms? Sometimes I chuckle to myself [orView full post »

What is the Best Palette for No Fail Paint Colors?

How many times have I heard? Dear Laurel, I am desperate. We’re closing on our home next week and the painterView full post »

My Special Day of Design with Interior Design Stars!

Two Days ago, I was extremely privileged and lucky to attend the most wonderful Day of Design at the MayflowerView full post »

The Most Handsome Black and White Interiors Ever!

And also with some blue and gray… I once did a post called “Well Hellooo Handsome” primarilyView full post »

Bobby McAlpine = A Badass Architect You Will Love!

McAlpine, Tankersley, Booth, Ferrier   No, haha! It’s not a law firm. It’s the architect interiorView full post »

Masculine Interiors that She Will Like Too | Brown

As an interior designer, there are so many colors and looks that I love. Maybe that’s why I am drawn toView full post »

Decorating on a Budget | Can You? | Yes!

I’m taking a break from mouldings because some of you may not be interested in that, but we’re allView full post »

Plaster Ceiling Design + Architectural Mouldings

Today’s post is a continuation of the series on mouldings. I have so many beautiful images, that IView full post »

12 Ways HGTV is Misleading Us

Do you watch HGTV? I do. Mindless entertainment and better than a martini. However, time after time, I hear the sameView full post »

Warning! 3 Interior Design Trends You’ll Regret!

Decorating and furnishing your home is pretty expensive no matter how you slice it. Most of us just can’tView full post »

One Cheap and Easy Interior Design Fix

I forgot to tell you two things yesterday about Vicente Wolf and the first thing is about one cheap and easyView full post »

Interior Designers Who Inspire Me | Vicente Wolf

I’ve decided that once a month or so, I’m going to feature an interior designer who’s influenced meView full post »

Neo-Traditional Interior Design

For years I have often struggled with what to call the style of interior design that I do. I’m sure thatView full post »

Oh My! I’m Black and Blue! Black and Blue Decor

That is… black and blue [color scheme] and brown and white too. That was the color scheme I was referringView full post »

What are the Best Interior Color Schemes?

Hi Everyone. I’ve been super busy with client-work and my new (but temporary) occupation of pinningView full post »

Creating a Neo-Traditional Media Room

Remember the Hollywood Regency Family-Media Room? Well, we had to change the entire concept which I will explainView full post »

You have Got to see this! | from Velvet and Linen Blog

Quick mid-day post. I have spoken on here frequently about the fabuloso team of Brooke and Steven Giannetti. They areView full post »

The Trick to Choosing Color Schemes|Analogous Colors

Next in the series on choosing color schemes is about analogous colors. And I am also going to give you a greatView full post »

Interior Design Larchmont NY | New Portfolio Photos!

Shameless. I know. Interior Design Larchmont NY. But a girl has to do vut a girl has to do. And if you have noView full post »

The Most Important Thing You Need When Buying Furniture

Thinking of buying furniture soon and terrified of making a big mistake? Well, that’s perfectlyView full post »

Interior Decorating with Plants

Happy Earth Day everyone! In honor of this day of green, here is a post about interior decorating withView full post »

A Hollywood Regency Style Inspired Media Room

I’m very excited about this new project in the Bronxville home. My client, S has been wanting to work on herView full post »

10 Easy Ways to Make Your House Look Good | blooming branches

Well… it’s SPRING! It really is. It was about 60 degrees here in Westchester County yesterday and soView full post »

Decorating a Home

Hi, Just a fairly quick post to give an update on the Bronxville job. The kitchen is still finishing up. The backView full post »

How Much does it Cost to Furnish a Room?

How much does it cost to furnish a room? I’m going to tell it to you straight. Despite what you may see on HGTV,View full post »

It’s Easy Being Green | Green Decorating

Sorry Kermit, but green is the “it” color and green decor is everywhere. (and yes, of course, thisView full post »

10 Common Interior Design Mistakes

One of the best parts of my job is going into people’s homes and helping them create a beautiful and functionalView full post »

Laurel’s #1 pick for the best sofa (addendum)

Hi Everyone, I left out a few images from yesterday’s post about my #1 pick for the best sofa. I always put allView full post »

The best sofa to buy | Laurel’s #1 pick!

Sometimes a client will ask me what is the best sofa to buy?  Great question. I can fully understand how confusing itView full post »

20 Great Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

source unknown (love how you barely even notice the TV! brilliant!) Remember the professor that I had at the New YorkView full post »

Hell’s Kitchen Design Heaven

Have you lost your mind, Laurel? What’s with the wacky title? Trying to be cute or something? I truly wish I was.View full post »

How to Style a Coffee Table

Much has been written about the topic of how to style a coffee table. It’s generally the largest flat piece ofView full post »

How to Make your Bed {for the rest of us}

Sorry for the tease but this post isn’t really how to make your bed. I was just researching for my next blog postView full post »

Freshen Your Home for the New Year | kitchen shelf styling

Tonight on this bitterly cold January eve in Westchester, NY, I am going to tell you a true story. (don’t worry,View full post »