Category Archives: interior design

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 »

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 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 »