Category Archives: interior design

Decorating with Art Prints {preview}

Folks. I just had a really close call. I almost lost nearly my entire hard drive AND the back up. But it’s allView full post »

Freshen Your Home for the New Year {part II – mirrors}

I’m having such a great time putting these posts together for you. Originally, I said that this was going to beView full post »

I would love to hire an interior designer, but…

I can’t afford to hire an interior designer. Really? Who told you that? Working with an interior designer shouldView full post »

Installing Custom Kitchen Cabinets

I have an update on the kitchen! The custom kitchen cabinets are almost all in and I have photos to share. Now, beforeView full post »

12 Days of Christmas | last-minute gifts | $25 and under!

I read somewhere recently that Christmas is to interior designers what tax season is to accountants. haha! CertainlyView full post »

Casual Luxe Home Decor on Polyvore- Inspiration Boards!

Home decor on Polyvore? What’s that? What’s polyvore? Here it is... Let’s add one moreView full post »

A New Career? | interior photography tips!

I’m only half-joking about the new career, but I have to say that I love taking my photos and what I like evenView full post »

Storage Solutions for Apartments (with sucky closets)

Ahhh… I always wanted to live in a charming old apartment or home. Well, I got it and along with that, cameView full post »

New York Gift Show | New York Now Show August 2013 | Part III

Here is my third installment for my trip to the New York Gift Show | New York Now August 2013 (the market for home andView full post »

New York Gift Show | New York Now Show August 2013 | Part II

Welcome to part II of my trip last week to the New York Gift Show also known as New York Now, now. Now, I guess theyView full post »

My Living Room in Bronxville, NY

I really wanted the title to be Ta daaaaaaaaaaa… but in the interest of the google crawly things which absolutelyView full post »

Update on a Classic Dining Room

Hi Everyone! Lots going on here in Bronxville, NY.  I have been working on  with my wonderful web developer, EileenView full post »

Painted Upholstered Furniture – yes, upholstered!

Hello Everyone! My home is really coming along now, and I am going to start to take more photos to share with you, etc.View full post »

Decorating With Yellow Walls

This is going to be my new living room. It is yellow. Looks brighter here than it is. It’s Benjamin Moore HC-4View full post »

How To Decorate Your Home Post-Hurricane

My motto (or part of it) as an interior designer, is “its your home, not mine.” So, each and every job isView full post »

Sandy Aftermath

Hi Everyone, We are fine–post Sandy, however, we have not had any power or internet since 6:00 PM on the 29th. InView full post »

Client SD Sun Room #2

So Vut is all of this??? I’m glad that you asked. We’re getting down to the wire for the sun room andView full post »

Decorating an Italian Renaissance Home

I wanted to post a few before photos from my new job. Remember the exquisite early 20th c. Italian Renaissance  home IView full post »

new york international gift fair – summer 2012 – Part I

Today, was my semi annual trip into Manhattan to attend the “gift show.” I usually tell my clientsView full post »

Spanish Tranquility | Calming Interiors

Sometimes I come across a home with such arresting beauty that it always amazes me. Here is such a home. It feels soView full post »

Laurel’s home featuring home staging

The impetus for tonight’s post came about because I’ve been in the process of taking some new photos for myView full post »

The Gift to be Simple | Decorating with Restraint

via What does it mean to be simple in interior design? Some people call it “decorating with restraint,”View full post »

Window Treatment Installation For a Traditional Home

Yesterday, I spent nearly the entire day helping my installer Don and his assistant Mario with a windowView full post »

Well hellohhhhhh handsome | black and white interiors

Before I begin this evening’s subject, a word (or 3) about pinterest…  I got on there maybe lastView full post »

Undecorated Rooms | Timeless Interiors

Tonight’s post was inspired by some images I’ve found recently that aren’t your typical,View full post »

things I love – Gustavian Swedish Style

via As an interior designer, there are so many styles that I love. I love Chinoiserie, Hollywood Regency, Californian,View full post »

Making an Entrance Decorating Ideas

image via Tonight I’m going to talk a bit less. (or at least try to). And I’m not going back to myView full post »

Summer heaven | Classic Patio and Outdoor Space

Classic Patio It’s hot as hell here in New York, today, and so what could be finer than a summery cool,View full post »

Feelin’ a bit orange |orange decor

via: Lonnymag Alright, I’m going to let y’all down gently before I really hit you between the eyes withView full post »

Lovely Living Room Colors in Connecticut

 Well, here’s a first; two posts in one day! Today, I drove out to a client in Connecticut. I live in SouthView full post »

NO WEEPING GOING ON HERE | Chartreuse Decor

Spring has really uhhh…sprrr… (not going to say it!) here in Northern Westchester, where I live. ForView full post »

Welcome to the Laurel Home Blog!

I’m very excited to share with you my new website which is going to be an ongoing work in progress  comprised ofView full post »