Interior Design Rules – Preview and questions

Hi Everyone, I wasn’t sure if I was going to do a post tonight. That’s because I’m busyView full post »

How To Hang Art – Little Known Ways + Mistakes to Avoid

Ya know… I’ve never actually done a post about how to hang art. I’ve certainly done lots ofView full post »

22 Living Room Lighting Rules You Need To Know

If there’s one thing I routinely see people getting wrong, it’s their living roomView 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 »

Difficult Windows – Window Treatment Dos and Don’ts

The topic of difficult windows is one that I get a lot of comments and emails about. So, let’s take a lookView full post »

All About The Exquisite, Enigmatic Art of Grisaille

What is GRISAILLE, you ask? And, no, it’s not a cut of beef or a type of bear. First of all, it isView full post »

Ultimate Window Treatment Guide + Interior Window Shutters

Last week you may recall that I put together a quick start interior design guide with a lot of the best posts inView full post »

Quick Fix Home Decor-10 Luxurious, Budget-Minded Ideas

Oh Laurel, Please, please, please, I’m begging you to do a blog post on the topic of quick fix home decor.View 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 »

Quick-Start Interior Design Guide 2019 – Plus News!

Hi Everyone, Yes, a quick-start interior design guide 2019 is included in this post. This is one of these postsView full post »

Flush Mount Ceiling Lights – No Boobs Allowed!

Greetings all from Austin, Texas!   What is going on Laurel? We thought you were in theView full post »

20 Fabulous Shades Of Orange Paint and Furnishings

Ahhh, now that we are well into October, it always feels appropriate to bring out one of the most misunderstood,View full post »

Painted Brick-How to Easily Change It Back After Painting It

Hi Guys, As promised, this is part II of the discussion about brick houses. If you missed part I or would likeView full post »

12 of the Best Paint Colors To Go With Red Brick

Dear Laurel We have a red brick ranch home that we have been renovating on the inside for the last 20 years andView full post »

It’s Only The Laundry Room, Nothing To Fear Sweetie

Dear Laurel My laundry room is rather large, and evocative of a British tack room. Well, except it has theView full post »

Faux Fireplace, a Great Idea or a Disaster?

Dear Laurel, It’s nearly October and well, you know what that means. The holidays are coming… YouView full post »

Curtain and Drapery Hardware – What You Need To Know

Hi Laurel, While reading this informative article (several times in fact), I became entranced by the windowView full post »

Common Mistakes When Choosing The Best Pale Blue Paint

Dear Laurel, I only discovered your blog a few days ago. I think I was up until 3:00 AM the other day because IView full post »

She Wants A Classical Home in Florida. And, Cheap too!

Dear Laurel, It’s mid-September and you know how some people say they love this month the most? Well, forView full post »

The 50 Best Etsy Shops For Home Furnishings

Do you know how many Etsy shops there are? Millions   Therefore, doing a guide (that doesn’t take sixView full post »

Sophisticated Twin Beds – 20 Ideas For Grownup Bedrooms

Dear Laurel, Thank you for the beautiful post about masculine bedrooms. Or, at least bedrooms that both men andView full post »

A Masculine Bedroom That She’ll Love too

Dear Laurel, Why is decorating so difficult? This all came about because the other day, I was asking my fiancéView full post »

Buying A Greek Revival Dream Home Might Be A Mistake

Recently, I received an interesting note from a kind reader. Here’s what she said:   Dear Laurel, IView full post »

How To Hide The TV 20 Elegant and Clever Solutions

Hi Everyone, Before we get into the elegant hide the TV solutions, many of you know, but many of you don’tView full post »

Hard To Find Casegoods – Secret Sources and A Warning!

Hi Everyone, You may recall that a couple of weeks ago we explored 100 or so of my favorite home furnishingsView full post »

Ranch House Decor Mistakes You Might Be Making

Dear Laurel, I loved the post about the split levels and raised ranches. But, what about just a plain old ranchView full post »

40 Outdated Home Trends. But, Are They All Passé?

Last summer, my nemesis (but not really);] Elle Decor, wrote a post about 40 Outdated Home Trends. (please openView 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 »

My Top 100 Timeless Furniture Pieces

Hi Everyone,   There’s a lot going on right now which is why the post is a day late. I’llView full post »

Best Fireplace Mantel Proportions – How Not To Muck It Up!

The other day I received this comment from Sue. It’s regarding the correct fireplace mantelView full post »

Best Windows – Size, Type + Is It OK To Do Black Frames?

In recent months, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about windows. And, it’s funny. We’veView full post »

Best Proportions For Interior Trim – Why You’re Confused

Ugh. Have I ever began a post with the word, “ugh?” I don’t think so.   So, why ugh forView full post »

They Did It Again! A House Flip Done Right!

Hi Everyone, Phew! It’s hot here again in the northeast. Hope y’all have air-conditioning. This is aView full post »

Perfect Architectural Proportions – The No-Fail Formula

Hey Guys, This has been a very architectural time recently. I know that many of you want me to continue with theView full post »

But, WHY is it Bad Architecture? I’ll Tell You Why.

Celestial wrote a comment the other day wanting clarification as to the elements that go into making BADView full post »

Classical Interior Architecture, The Most Important Element

The other day, after the post about blue paint colors, Val wrote this comment concerning interiorView full post »