Category Archives: kitchens

30 Inspiring Butler’s and Kitchen Pantries, Old and New

Hi Everyone, this is part II about butlers and kitchen pantries. If you missed part I, which focused on theView full post »

The Butler’s Pantry Like You’ve Never Seen It!

Hi Everyone, Ahhh… this was supposed to be one post. However, I got so into the first part that the secondView full post »

A Gorgeous Kitchen Remodel Done Right!

Below is a real Dear Laurel letter from a kind reader regarding her recent kitchen remodel.   Dear Laurel,View full post »

Kitchen Lights – You’d Think This Would Be Easy.

Hi Everyone, Yes, the post is a day late. And even then, I’m struggling. Oh, not in a bad way. TheView full post »

20 Timeless Kitchens You’re Going To Love Forever

20 Timeless Kitchens – eh? Nothing like going out on a long limb to say that a room that could very wellView full post »

The Best Kitchen Backsplash and My Favorite Options

Hi Everyone, Before we get into my favorite kitchen backsplash, several of you have asked what’s happeningView full post »

Is An Unorthodox Small Unkitchen A Good Idea?

Hi Everyone, Thank you all so much for your immensely kind comments regarding my small unkitchen designView full post »

The Most Durable Painted Cabinet Finish-12 Pros Weigh In

Dear Laurel, I hope you can help me. We’re going to be renovating our kitchen. The cabinets WILL beView full post »

The Classic Kitchen – A Complete Source List

Hi Everyone, Can I just say, Wow? Like, really WOW! Both Mary and I are overwhelmed with your kind words aboutView full post »

F&B Calke Green + An Iconic Wallpaper = Kitchen Heaven!

Hi Everyone, I think it finally stopped raining in Boston. But, it rained something fierce when I was inView full post »

An Attainable Kitchen Makeover You’re Going To Love

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a great holiday! I’m in New York and having a fantastic workation!  But, I wasView full post »

Classic White Kitchens – How To Avoid The Sterile Look

Dear Laurel, I am so excited to see all of your renovation plans. It has inspired me to finally redo ourView full post »

Little Kitchen Details That Make a Huge Difference!

Please notice that I did not say “wow factor.” You will never hear me say, “wow,View full post »

Dining Chair and Counter Stool Pairings That Rock!

Hi Everyone, Oh, I always feel so guilty when I don’t get the Wednesday post out by 2:00 AM. (Yes, Mom, IView full post »

Thanks For The Interior Design Inspiration – Here’s More!

Hi Everyone! Wow!  Thank you so much to so many of you who took the time to give such awesome advice about myView full post »

My Brownstone Kitchen – Time To Get Serious

Hi Everyone, and Happy Easter!   I hope y’all are doing well this week. It’s another bright,View full post »

Galley Kitchen Design – A Blessing or a Curse?

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for all of your kind words and well-wishes! And, especially for all of youView full post »

16 Tiny Kitchens That Prove Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Hi Everyone, Well, the other day when I was researching hidden rooms/secret doors and hidden storage, I cameView full post »

5 Classic Kitchen Combos, Cabinets, Hardware, Lighting…

Hi Everyone, People sometimes ask me if I miss being a working designer? Well, the answer isView full post »

12 Farrow and Ball Colors For The Perfect English Kitchen

Hi Guys, Greetings from the charming town of Northampton, Massachusetts! That is if you did not see my HOT SALESView full post »

12 No-Fail Classic Kitchen Cabinet Colors

Hi Everyone, Well, this post started as something else, and the other post is one I want to do. But, it’sView full post »

Stainless Steel Sucks – What You Should Use Instead

Hi Everyone, When I was thinking of a headline for this post, I debated over what it should be for quite aView full post »

A Virtual Kitchen Design And The Results Are Stunning!

Hi Everyone, Before we delve into the virtual kitchen design, I want to know how y’all are doing? YouView full post »

The Secret For A Cheap, Chic Kitchen Refresh

Hi Everyone, First of all, before we get into our kitchen refresh; thank you so much for all of the beautifulView full post »

Dated Kitchen And No Money – Can It Be Saved?

Dear Laurel, This is a suggestion for a blog post. I have a dated kitchen. It was done 25 years ago, but stillView full post »

Helping A Client With Her Horrid Kitchen (Before Pics)

There is nothing better than taking a horrid kitchen and helping a client make it a lot better. Yes, IView full post »

Subway Tile Alternative Everyone Knows About But Me

Dear Laurel, A few months ago you featured the most beautiful kitchen belonging to the interior designer,View full post »

A Dated Southwestern Farmhouse And How To Fix It

Hey Everyone, Happy Easter and Passover! As many of you stated emphatically that you wished for me to move intoView full post »

How to Mix Colorful Kitchen Appliances and not Muck It Up

Dear Laurel, We’re going to be redoing our kitchen in the next year or so and I’ve been seeing a lotView full post »

An Insider’s View into Stunning Custom Kitchen Details

This is the third post for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. (KBIS) #kbis2019. There’s a lot to coverView full post »

Ultimate Guide To The Best Kitchen Floor That Isn’t Tacky

Hey Guys, Many of you have said to me something like: “I don’t want to do a wood floor. We have aView full post »

Can This Dysfunctional Kitchen Be Saved?

Before we get into the dysfunctional kitchen, thank you so much to so many of you for your kind words andView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

Is The “Unkitchen” Kitchen Design Trend, Here To Stay?

Dear Laurel, I’m a fairly new subscriber and really love your blog! We’re planning on doing aView full post »

A Frumpy Old House Gets A Sparkling Makeover

Today, I have a very special treat for y’all.   As the title says, it’s a frumpy old house thatView full post »

Is It Wise To Attempt A Home Remodel Without a Designer?

A while back, a reader named Sarah (No, not this Sara, or this Sarah.) sent some photos in of a little homeView full post »