Category Archives: interior design

The Ugly Truth Behind The Pretty Interiors On Houzz

The last several weeks, there has been much buzz in the interior design community regarding the giant homeView full post »

Easy Fixes For A Dated Living Room With Huge Potential

Hey Guys, As promised, this is part II from Sunday’s post about the boring bland living room.View full post »

Can This Boring Bland Living Room Be Saved?

Dear Laurel, I eagerly read your blog and have all of your products, the rolodex and paint collection andView full post »

What Wall Color Will Work With Her Collected Interiors?

Collected Interiors– rooms that look like they evolved over time are probably what most of us are strivingView full post »

Stuck With A Dark Rustic Home And I Hate It!

Dear Laurel, If I had to write a headline for a blog post, it would be An Anglophile In Texas. The Anglophile isView full post »

An Old Snob Has A Change Of Heart Over Laminate Products

Hehe… Let’s dish, about laminate Laurel. And who’s the old snob?   Uhhhhhhhh… theView full post »

Some Of Your Recent Interior Decorating Questions Answered

Hi Guys,   There have been a lot of interior decorating questions recently and I’m going to weaveView full post »

Love Me A Warm Color Scheme But Is It Going To Look Dated?

The other day, we had a comment on this post from Amy wanting to know about the advisability of a warm colorView full post »

Greetings From The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2018 (KBIS)

Hey Guys, This is going to be a super quick blog post. I’m still at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show inView full post »

White On White Decor Inspired By Charlotte-Anne Fidler

Hey Guys, No wait. Not Guys. It should be Chaps or Mates.   Yes– and Happy BoxingView full post »

Can You Do Bunny Williams Punta Cana Home On a Budget?

Dear Laurel, I love it when you do the high-low posts and was wondering if you could tackle JohnView full post »

Help! My S-I-L is Coming For The Christmas Holiday!

Dear Laurel, Some Christmas holiday! It’s turning out to be a Christmas nightmare! Please don’t beView full post »

A Brilliant Decorator Or A Dangerous Con Artist?

  My mother always used to say…   “There is no ill wind that doesn’t blow in someView full post »

A Budding Interior Decorating Star – McGizzles!

How y’all doing? Holding up alright after the big holiday? Well, one reader might have just dropped to theView full post »

How To Get The Cool-High-End Bathroom For A Lot Less

Recently, we did a post about the new “un-bathrooms.” And I featured a lot of English bathrooms,View full post »

Timeless Interiors Or A Passing Trend? How To Tell The Difference

Chai The other day I got an interesting email from a reader. It is edited, but not for meaning, only to shorten it aView full post »

The Most Amazing English Country House Of Them All

Hey Everyone,   Before we get into today’s beautiful topic. (well, I think so) about the most amazingView full post »

A Friendly Kind of Week In Home Furnishings

Fabulous sales at Williams Sonoma Home   Well, it’s Friday and I guess I’m back in the saddle,View full post »

A Reader Needs Your Help With Her Small Living – Dining Room

Hey Guys! Before we dive, or you dive into helping a wonderful reader who needs a little living-dining roomView full post »

Hanging With Ben Pentreath + Need Your Help Again!

I’m just warning you. I haven’t even started to write this post, but it might end up being myView full post »

Window Panels Have Her Stumped, But It’s Actually The Least Of Her Problems

A real “dear laurel” letter about window panels.   Hi Laurel, This is a two-part question: IView full post »

Help For a Small Family Room That’s Not Quite Coming Together

Hi Everyone. As promised this is part II of last Wednesday’s post about a small family room.   TheView full post »

A Fabulous and Rare Upholstery Sale by One Of my Favorite Vendors

Hi Guys, Well, I may begin to do Friday’s hot sales as a blog post after all. But there are still the hotView full post »

Hot Sales – Special Edition – Labor Day 2017

What’s going on??? Why are you updating the hot sales page in a blog post? The reason why is that I have aView full post »

The Living Room TV As We’ve Known it, Is Over

Hanging my head in shame… a little. It’s about Sunday’s post about clever ways to hide yourView full post »

How To Make Your TV Wires Disappear Once and For All

Hey Everyone, A lot of you have been asking me how to make their TV Wires Disappear And, while we’re atView full post »

The Horrible Thing She Said About Decorating Genius Darryl Carter

I mean, it was downright nasty and for me and a lot of other people, quite a shocker! But three years ago, aView full post »

Your Home Office Could Be Dangerous For Your Health

Hi Everyone, I’ve taken some sage advice that some of you gave me and have decided on occasion toView full post »

I Hate My New Area Rug But My Decorator Thinks It’s Fabulous!

Dear Laurel, I’m hoping that you can turn this into a post. It’s about my new area rug. It’sView full post »

The Worst Decorating Mistake You’re Most Likely Making

Hey Guys, First of all, before I get into the topic of the worst decorating mistake you’re most likelyView full post »

When Did Color Become a Dirty Word In Interiors?

I received a real note the other day that sparked an idea for a post.   You are one of the few [designers]View full post »

A Young Traditional Family Room Needs A Little Help. (just a little)

This isn’t a “Dear Laurel” exactly. It’s from a dear reader, though. Karen K. First ofView full post »

Help me please. My husband wants a matched set of dining room furniture

Dear Laurel, It’s me again, Barb Brake-Frunt. Thank you so much for the terrific post about the livingView full post »

I Just Inherited All Of My Granny’s Hideously Dated Living Room Furniture

Dear Laurel, Ya know life is so difficult sometimes. My grandmother passed away 3 years ago at the age of 97 andView full post »

My Room Isn’t Blue. Can I still Do Blue and White Chinoiserie?

Dear Laurel, I’ve been loving all of the blue and white Chinoiserie porcelains you’ve beenView full post »

The Tricks You Need To Know For Decorating Above Cabinets

A lot of us have cabinets that don’t hit the ceiling. These may be in the kitchen, usually as a built-in,View full post »