Category Archives: interior design

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 »

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 »