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 »

The Most Exquisite Gardens and Landscaping Ever!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! They say it’s the unofficial beginning of summer. And that means more timeView full post »

Have You Seen This Trendy Color Palette With A Twist?

You might have recalled from my last post that I found two fabrics to build a whole house color palette from.View full post »

A Designer’s Secret Method For Selecting Nine Interior Wall Colors

Dear Laurel,  It’s mid-May and we are getting to the final stages of a massive reno. The painter is on myView full post »

The Laurel Home Essential Paint Color Collection Is Here!

Oh Man. I bet some of you thought I was just messin’ with your head. She ain’t ever going to come upView full post »

What On Earth? This Can’t Be A Stone Floor!

Dear Laurel,  We’re in the process of building a new home in the mountains that’s not traditional, but notView full post »

Hidden Treasures in Murano and Magical Italian Vineyards

Hey guys. Starting to feel half-way human. No fever today! So, a good day for gathering some photos together.View full post »

3 Totally Unexpected Things I Discovered On My Italy Vacation

Someone told me that when I returned from my Italy vacation, I would be transformed. They were right. As I beginView full post »

The Freshest Lines At The Spring Furniture Market

Here’s the thing about the recent spring furniture market in High Point, NC that those who haven’t been mayView full post »

A (Very) Blah Powder Room Transforms Into a Jewel Box

The last several months I’ve been working on a job very close by. Lovely client. Gorgeous home whichView full post »

The Best Part Of The High Point Market Isn’t The Furniture

Last week was my blogiversary and this week, just returning from the Spring 2016 High Point Market is myView full post »

What Nobody Told You About Prepping Your Walls For Paint

Before I get into my topic about prepping your walls for paint, I want to take a moment to… Wish myself andView full post »

A 16-Color Spring-Inspired Whole-House Paint Palette

Hey Guys, This has been a very special time for me. Within one month’s time, I won an award for Best Writing on aView full post »

Roman Shades Weren’t Built In A Day – What Until You See!

Last week we focused on draperies and then we took a break to deal with some common window treatment problems.View full post »

Window Treatments For Difficult Windows + What You Must Never Do

Recently I got a real “Dear Laurel letter.” Well, actually, it was a comment. She has difficultView full post »

How To Get Window Treatments Like You See In Magazines

Recently, there have been a lot of requests for a post about window treatments. Alright. Here you go.View full post »

My No-Fail Paint Color Failed – What Went Wrong?

The other day, there was a comment on my last post about a 25-color whole-house paint palette. She wrote to tell me,View full post »

A 25-Color Whole House Paint Palette, A Surprise And A Warning

The other day, I got a comment on another post about a no-fail whole house paint palette. She wrote to tell me that oneView full post »

The interior design Field Is Full Of Backstabbing Shrews, Right?

Everyone knows that people in the interior design field are out for blood. Right? They’ll do anything toView full post »

3 Common Staircase Design Mistakes {and what to do instead}

Hey Everyone, Recently I received a real Dear Laurel note asking about staircase design and decor. We recentlyView full post »

Are ALL The Home Builders Con-Artists And Criminals?

Dear Laurel, I’m at my wit’s end. It’s about the home builders! My husband and I finallyView full post »