Category Archives: interior design

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 random.org 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 »

Famous Interior Designers Who Got Arrested

Sorry to leave y’all hanging from my last post… and before I delve into today’s topic aboutView full post »

What’s the Difference Between a Designer and a Decorator?

Actually, the title should be, What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator?View full post »

Huh? My Interior Designer Fired Me! What Went Wrong?

Dear Laurel, OMG! My interior designer just fired me!  I thought everything was going quite well. We were makingView full post »

Why I Love Interior Designer Barbara Barry | Part 2

This is the continuation of my tribute to the insanely talented interior designer Barbara Barry. If you missedView full post »

Barbara Barry, A Household Name You’ve Never Heard Of

Or maybe you have. However, if you haven’t, I promise you that you are in for a tremendous treat. BarbaraView full post »

What Discount Do Interior Designers Get at Americasmart in Atlanta?

Good question. And I’m going to give you the honest answer. It varies. It varies WIDELY. And that is allView full post »

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, it’s not a law firm. haha! It’s the architectView 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 »