My Living Room Is A Mess But I Can’t Afford New Upholstery

Dear Laurel, Loved the post about the throw pillows. I went in my living room and imagined how that might helpView full post »

Will My Warm Paint Color Palette Look Dated in Five Years?

Recently, I received a darling email from a kind reader who is feeling anxious over her desire for a warm paintView full post »

The Little Known Truth About Throw Pillows

And Why I’m Proud To Be Called A Pillow Fluffer! When I was in design school back in the late 80’s,View full post »

The Nightmare of Doing Long-Distance Interior Design Work

Last year I did something I vowed I would never do.   I took on a long-distance interior designView full post »

I Want That “Old-Money” Art But Not A Crappy Art Print

Hey Guys, So glad that you enjoyed Sunday’s post about blue and white rooms. I’ve been gettingView full post »

Will An All Blue and White Home Look Weird?

Hey Everyone, I recently received a real “Dear Laurel” note and here it is:   HiView full post »

Normal-Size Upholstered Furniture + Insider Info + Best Deals!

Recently, we have been talking about scale as it relates to our upholstered furniture. You know. Sofas andView full post »

Furniture Design – Is it old, new or stolen?

Happy Labor Day Weekend! As promised, I am going to continue with an exploration about residential furnitureView full post »

Paint Palettes Preview and A Cool Trick I Discovered

Hey Guys, So glad that many of you enjoyed last Sunday’s post about scale. I’m going to continue theView full post »

Does Your Living Room Furniture Need To Go On A Diet?

There have been some requests for a post about scale.   It’s a pretty large topic but for todayView full post »

Is Your Hardwood Floor Getting Wrecked? An Ages Old Solution

Who doesn’t love a beautiful hardwood floor?  A while back I did a post discussing different options andView full post »

Pulling My Hair Out! I Need Five Area Rugs That Coordinate!

Dear Laurel, I’m pulling my hair out. We recently moved and I have to say that I’m not that crazyView full post »

The 20 Funniest Blog Posts On Laurel Home

Hey Everyone, Well… we’re deep into the proverbial “dog days” of summer. I know that a lot ofView full post »

How To Find The Source Of Home Furnishings {when you have no idea}

Ever find yourself flipping through the latest edition of your Elle Decor, House Beautiful and drooling over allView full post »

The Shocking Truth About Restoration Hardware

Sometimes when I start to write one blog post, it becomes apparent that the subject matter I was intending toView full post »

The Simple Decorating Trick That Designers Don’t Want You To Know

And why don’t they want you to know this decorating trick? Well… I can’t speak for them.View full post »

Confused About Your Paint Sheen? Here’s Why

A woman named Sheena has finally figured out her paint colors but then she goes to the paint store and the dudeView full post »

We Bought An Ugly House, But The View Is To Die For!

Dear Laurel, My wife and I are recent transplants from New Orleans to the Pacific Northwest. We got a great dealView full post »

Help! I Hired the Decorator From Hell!

Hey Guys, Some of you have already heard this (and I have just removed my services page.) I have made the leapView full post »

Freaking Out Over Your Kitchen Backsplash?

Hey Guys, I promised and here it is… A post about your kitchen backsplash. Countertops will have to wait becauseView full post »

Laurel, I’m Desperate! I Think I Totally Screwed Up My Window Shades

Hey Guys, I promise that there is more coming about kitchen issues, but first I got a real email from someoneView full post »

12 Of The Hottest Kitchen Trends – Awful or Wonderful?

The Kitchen is usually the most expensive room in the home. But it seems that every ten years or so,View full post »

Nine New Farrow & Ball Colors 2016 – Matched To Benjamin Moore

There are Nine New Farrow & Ball Colors! Actually, they aren’t all that new. They were released inView full post »

A Bad Fiber For A Stair Runner+ A Difficult Staircase?

There is One Fiber for A Stair Runner That You Must Never Do OR Some say that it’s the ONLY fiber theyView full post »

A Bad Fiber For A Stair Runner+ A Difficult Staircase {or is it?}

There is One Fiber for A Stair Runner That You Must Never Do OR Some say that it’s the ONLY fiber theyView full post »

My Interview On The Million Dollar Decorating Podcast!

Hi Everyone, Well… it’s back to work for some of us. Don’t Monday holidays mess you up? AndView full post »

Stair Runners And The Huge Controversy Over Some Popular Fibers

Sorry no red, white and Blue post this year. There have been some requests to do a post about staircaseView full post »

Everything You Need To Know About Classic Woven Wood Blinds

Dear Laurel, Did I miss your post on shades and blinds? Because I need to know if wood blinds ( or faux wood) mustView full post »

A Disturbing Bathroom Renovation Trend To Avoid

Today, we are going to look at a bathroom renovation and what I’m recommending. And especially, notView full post »

Egads! My husband Won’t Let Me Change The Blue Trim Color!

Hello Everyone, I recently received a real “dear laurel” letter.   Dear Laurel, My problemView full post »

How Much Does It Cost To Do A Smart Kitchen Renovation?

Hey Guys, Before I get into the topic of a smart kitchen renovation, I’m in gorgeous Litchfield County, CT on aView full post »

I’m Giving Away An Interior Design Consultation!

Alright. Calm down, please ;] I am giving away an interior design consultation. Yes, for free! This is aView full post »

An Open Concept Home Renovation Run Amok!

First, let’s discuss what an open concept home is. (in case you’ve never heard of thatView full post »

A Genius Paint Tip You Need To Know About

In the past year or so, I’ve gotten dozens of requests to do sponsored posts. I always say,View full post »

It Costs What??? I Need A Living Room On A Budget

Dear Laurel, My husband and I are finally purchasing our dream home. I guess I need a living room budget or rather aView full post »

25 Seriously Jaw Dropping Urban Gardens

Hey guys, I’m on this garden kick and have collected a vast volume of exquisite gardens. (link to last post ifView full post »