Dark Bathrooms – Here’s What You Need To Know

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Affordable Bathroom Fixes With Big Impact

Hi Everyone, Today, I’m going to talk about my two bathrooms and some bathroom fixes I’m thinkingView full post »

The Killer Spiral Staircase Alternative You Will Love

Hey Guys, Well, it’s back to the apartment today. I’ve been working very hard at coming up with aView full post »

Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal – COTY 2021 – Yes or No?

Hi Everyone, Oh my. I know; I’ve been saying “Oh my” for quite some time. So, before we getView full post »

Some Unusual Renovation Ideas for a Brownstone Duplex

Guys! OMG! haha!!! Thank you so much for all of the brilliant renovation ideas you’ve been sending my wayView full post »

Renovation Challenges for a 140 Year Old Townhouse

Hi Everyone, Thank you all so much for the terrific comments you shared with me on Wednesday’s post, whereView 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 »

Original Old Home Details – Is it OK to change them?

Hi Everyone, In case you missed the post on Wednesday, I’m in the process of purchasing a new home inView full post »

Gloppy Paint on Gorgeous Classical Trim – Let’s Discuss

Hi Guys, Well… Here we go again. Remember, last June? It was only three months ago that I put an offer onView full post »

Astonishing Before and After Home Exterior Shots + News!

Hey Guys, Some of you may have read yesterday when I sent out the HOT SALES that I have a surprise forView full post »

Paint Color Myths that Help Us Make Bad Decisions

The other day, I got a message on Instagram that has fueled the inspiration for today’s blog post. TheView full post »

PPG’s Color of the Year 2021 – Beige is the New Beige

Hello, kind readers. Some of you may already be scratching your head with today’s headline aboutView full post »

7 of the Hottest Bathroom Trends To Avoid or Embrace?

Dear Laurel, I’d love it if you could do a post about bathrooms; well, specifically some of the bathroomView full post »

20 Little Known Small Room Ideas to Maximize Space

We’ve been talking a lot recently about maximizing small spaces and hidden storage. This post has someView full post »

The New Distance Learning Center and Home Office 2020

Dear Laurel, Please, please, please do a post about how to set up a home office and distance learningView full post »

The Transformation of My Scary Bathroom Vanity

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Everyone! Guess what? My darling son Cale is with me in Bronxville for the longView full post »

16 Tiny Kitchens That Prove That 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 »

21 Best Hidden Storage Ideas, Stairs, Kitchens, Bathrooms

Hi Everyone, Today, I’m tackling the subject of hidden storage ideas for your home. This is related toView full post »

18 Secret Doors You Will Be Inspired To Have!

The other day when I was researching for the post about faux windows, I came across a related topic. SecretView full post »

No Windows? No Problem. Help for a Windowless Room

Hey Guys, A number of you have expressed interest in what to do if you have a windowless room. It’s aView full post »

The 21 Funniest Laurel Home Blog Posts

Hey Everyone, First of all, thank you all so much for your wonderful words of advice regarding the update of myView full post »

Update on My Search for a New Home

Hey Guys, Today is a post that’s about me, mostly. I could use some sage advice. And, you guys are always aView full post »

Ground Zero For The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale updated 8.21.2020   Welcome the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020!   As IView full post »

14 Common Home Painting Mistakes You Might Be Making

Thanks so much for all of your great comments and suggestions for Sunday’s post about dark houseView full post »

Is A Dark Exterior House Color A Good Idea?

Dear Laurel, My name is John, and I’ve been following your blog for a while and love it. My partner and IView full post »

Don’t Take Away Our Ceiling Fans – We Need Them!

Dear Laurel, I love you. I love your blog but there’s something I need to get off my chest. We areView full post »

A Long Narrow Hallway – Help For A Dark Scary Mess

Dear Laurel! I’d love to see a post on how to decorate a dark, long, narrow hallway. What to do to keep itView full post »

30 Cheap Table Lamps + Sources + What Size to Get

Hi Everyone, There was a request to do cheap table lamps next. Okay, fine. “inexpensive” tableView full post »

36 Cheap Sofas and Chairs that Look Expensive

Hi Everyone, So glad that many of you enjoyed Wednesday’s post about cheap fabrics that lookView full post »

77 Budget Fabrics That Look Rich + Sources!

Oh, man! I hope everyone’s okay with this heat-wave we’re having. And, thank you so much for all ofView full post »

54 Iconic Designer Fabrics To Make Your Room Look Rich

Phew! It is very hot here in the northeast. I haven’t listened to the national weather, but I imagine thatView full post »

15 Serene Green Paint Colors Not Called Green

I’ve always loved the color green. But, not all shades of green. And, this is especially true for wallView full post »

Mouldings and Doors – Too Many Options- She’s Stumped

Dear Laurel, We are in the process of planning a new house to be built. And, it’s proving to be moreView full post »

Painted Hardwood Floors – Good Idea or a Bad One?

Hi Everyone, I’ve been thinking a lot about painted hardwood floors these days and want to address theView full post »

The Number One Decorating Mistake and How To Avoid It

Hi Everyone! Happy 4th of July if you live in the USA! Guess where I am? Yes, I’m back in Northampton, MA.View full post »

Little Known Exquisite, Affordable Wallpaper Murals & Art

Hi Everyone, I’m so excited to share this post with you about some of the most exquisite and affordableView full post »