A New Blogging Guide + Laurel Home is Six Years Old!

Hey guys, This is a rare kind of post that’s more like the proverbial “newsletter.” I neverView full post »

The Wood Stain Color Is Too Red After Poly. Can It Be Fixed?

Below is a real “dear laurel letter” from a reader whose pine wood stain color took on a reddish hueView full post »

How To Muck Up Perfectly Executed Classical Decorating

Hey Everyone, Thanks for all of your great comments about Lori’s wonderful reno we looked at onView full post »

Can A Stunning Greek Revival Home Be Revived After A Hideous Kitchen Remuddle?

Very excited to share this phenomenal Greek Revival Home with you today.   In the summer of 2016, IView full post »

Mrs. Laurel Builds Her Parisian Dream House

The other day, I received this comment from Courtney:   Adore your blog! I think a fab post or series wouldView full post »

The Most Durable Painted Kitchen Cabinet Finish-13 Pros Weigh In

Dear Laurel, Hope you can help me. We’re redoing our kitchen. The cabinets WILL be painted. Great,View full post »

What Happens When You Mix Chinoiserie Decor With Gustavian?

This topic of mixing Chinoiserie Decor with Gustavian Swedish Decor is one that I’ve had percolating in myView full post »

She Wants An Eclectic Dining Room But Not a Scary Mishmash!

Hi everyone! Surprise! Sarah McGee here, reporting live for duty. I’m super-duper excited to give Laurel aView full post »

Wanna See The Plans For My Bedroom Redesign?

Hey Everyone, before we get into my bedroom redesign, I’d like to share a few words.   Wow! Whoa! andView full post »

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 »

Iconic Designer Fabrics That Will Make Your Rooms Sizzle

  Last Sunday’s post sparked an idea that I hope that you’ll like. I know that a lot of you love theView 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 »

What Happens When An Interior Design Pro Has “Designer Block?”

Even for a jaded interior design pro, life can be quite ironic, at times. Right? I mean, for YEARS, IView full post »

Is A Black And White Kitchen The Answer To A Mid-Century Mess?

Last year, some may recall, I ran a little giveaway for a free consultation and a young woman named Katy was oneView full post »

My Ceilings Are Giving Me Nightmares During The Day

Dear Laurel, I think I have read every post you’ve ever written about paint colors and I’m planningView full post »

Bahama Drama On The Enchantment Of The Seas Vacation

Hey Guys, Well, I was going to write a different post, but thought I should say a few words about the trip IView full post »

How To Work With the Color Pink – It’s Not Just For Millenials!

Hi Everyone, Working on this post from 36,000 miles in the air – winging it down to Miami for a three-dayView 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 »

A Stern Warning About Using Steam Therapy In Your Bathroom

A post about steam therapy, Laurel? Yes, I can’t think of anything more divine than hanging in a hot steamView 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 »

Finding Bathroom Storage For A Small Difficult Bathroom

Dear Laurel, Would you consider a blog article on bathroom storage for the small bathroom – where there isView full post »

All About Wainscoting + The One Thing You Must Never Do!

Dear Laurel, My husband and I adore your blog! We especially like the rooms you show with wainscoting, andView 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 »

The Guaranteed Way To A Beautiful Room (It’s Not The Wall Color)

Laurel– What do you mean it’s not the wall color that makes a beautiful room?   I mean, did IView full post »

The Dark, Intense World Of Today’s Kitchens and Baths At KBIS 2018

As many of you already know, I’m freshly back from seeing the latest trends and new products in kitchensView 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 »

Is He Right? Are White-Painted Walls Boring?

Dear Laurel, I can’t even get my hubby to like white-painted walls. He thinks white walls with white trim looksView full post »

Did You Say Enfilade? On Fill What?

Happy New Year Y’all!   Hope that you had fabulous holidays. Today is a pretty easy post that I hopeView full post »

Painted Wood Floors And The Reasons Why It’s a Bad Idea

Dear Laurel, Please do a post about painted wood floors. If you do, I’ll be your best friend forever andView full post »

White On White Decor Inspired By A Top Magazine Director

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

Is Christmas Peace An Impossible Fantasy?

Last year at this time, I did a post which is one of my favorites. I went hunting for the most magical,View full post »

The Best Color Of The Year Is Largely A Farce – Here’s Why

Oh my! Thanks guys for all of your votes for the Best Color Of The Year 2018.   If I had my wits about me,View full post »

Color Of The Year 2018 – And The Winner Is…

Well, guys, this is it. The last two weeks of 2017 and that means it’s time to discuss.. The Color of theView full post »