Six Drab Paint Colors – Should You Try Them?

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30 Fantastic Coffee Tables – Plus Sofa Pairings!

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The Classic Kitchen – A Complete Source List

Hi Everyone, Can I just say, Wow? Like, really WOW! Both Mary and I are overwhelmed with your kind words aboutView full post »

F&B Calke Green + An Iconic Wallpaper = Kitchen Heaven!

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An Attainable Kitchen Makeover You’re Going To Love

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a great holiday! I’m in New York and having a fantastic workation!  But, I wasView full post »

An Astonishing Home Exterior Transformation Before & After

Hi Everyone, And, a very Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow Americans! Guess where I’m headed to? Yes,View full post »

The Ultimate Window Treatment Guide

Hi Everyone, A while back, I created a post about interior window shutters. And, for some crazy reason, I tackedView full post »

The One White Trim and Wall Color That Works Every Time

Dear Laurel, I know you’ve gone over this before. And, I’ve read all of your posts about trim andView full post »

Classic White Kitchens – How To Avoid The Sterile Look

Dear Laurel, I am so excited to see all of your renovation plans. It has inspired me to finally redo ourView full post »

Dark Rooms – Are They Handsome or Depressing?

Happy Father’s Day!!!   I’m not sure if I did a specific Father’s Day Post last year. LetView full post »

Staircase Design – Which Comes First Beauty, Or Safety?

Hi Everyone, I’m glad that many of you enjoyed Sunday’s post about some of my favorite classicalView full post »

6 of the Best Classical Architects People Should Copy

Hi Everyone, Oh man, the designs for my place are taking FORever! Interior design is not easy to do. That is ifView full post »

Eegads! My No-Fail Paint Color Failed. What Went Wrong?

Dear Laurel, I’m a new reader of your blog and am enjoying it a lot. If you’re looking for a topicView full post »

My Horrible Closet – Some Unorthodox Solutions

Hi Everyone, Wow! Last weekend it was cold and wet, wet, wet. This weekend it is blisteringly hot. There’sView full post »

Economical Decorating Ideas – The Ultimate Guide

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Must A House’s Architecture Dictate Your Design Style?

Hi Everyone, What glorious weather we’ve been having here in Boston the last few days. No air-conditionerView full post »

Three Home Furnishings Trends Revisited 7 Years Later

Hi Everyone, Well, it suddenly got HOT here in Boston. Remember, it was quite hot last May as well when I was inView full post »

Reconfiguring the Space When What Is There Isn’t Working

Hi Everyone, I hope everyone’s doing well this week. I have to admit that I woke up a little bitView full post »

Decorating Paralysis – What Causes it? And How to Fix It

Hi Everyone, The other day, I got a comment on Wednesday’s post about small kitchen details that can makeView full post »

Little Kitchen Details That Make a Huge Difference!

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The 9 Most Beautiful Blog Posts on Laurel Home

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Dining Chair and Counter Stool Pairings That Rock!

Hi Everyone, Oh, I always feel so guilty when I don’t get the Wednesday post out by 2:00 AM. (Yes, Mom, IView full post »

50 Cool, Casual Dining Tables That Can Go Anywhere!

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Treillage – What Is It? And Why Your Home Needs It!

Hi Guys, Well, I think I’ve now read all of your excellent comments regarding my garden post. So manyView full post »

Steve Cordony Style And How to Get It – High-Low!

Hi Everyone, Wow, yet again, regarding the post about my tiny patio garden. I am still reading and digesting allView full post »

The Ultimate Guide For A Small Patio Garden

Hi Guys, Thank you all so much for all of the lovely comments about Sunday’s post featuring the beautifulView full post »

Color Palettes From Nature + Springtime in Boston!

Hi Everyone, Oh wow! What a week this has been!!! First of all, HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO LAUREL HOME NINEView full post »

Bathroom Design Inspiration – Revisiting an Old Project

Hi Everyone, First of all, my sincerest condolences to everyone, but especially our friends across the pond, forView full post »

Thanks For The Interior Design Inspiration – Here’s More!

Hi Everyone! Wow!  Thank you so much to so many of you who took the time to give such awesome advice about myView full post »

My Brownstone Kitchen – Time To Get Serious

Hi Everyone, and Happy Easter!   I hope y’all are doing well this week. It’s another bright,View full post »

16 Magical Farrow & Ball Colors For Your Home

Over the years, I’ve focused on one paint brand more than any other, by far, and that is Benjamin Moore. IView full post »

A Novel Way To Get Priceless Art Masterpieces For Cheap

Well, it’s another delicate subject. No, not Chinoiserie. I’m done with that one for a while. Well,View full post »

The One Universal Color You Might Not Be Using

Guys, Oh my, before we get into the universal color, I don’t know what to say about Sunday’s post,View full post »

Toile De Jouy – What Is It? And What Makes It Special

This post about toile de Jouy is an offshoot of last Sunday’s post about Chinoiserie. In fact, I worked onView full post »

Nine Fabulous Shades of Green Paint You Need To Know

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In honor of the holiday, it’s time to do a post about some of my favoriteView full post »

Chinoiserie Decor – What Is It? & Why You Need It

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