A Gorgeous Kitchen Remodel Done Right!

Below is a real Dear Laurel letter from a kind reader regarding her recent kitchen remodel.   Dear Laurel,View full post »

He Wants To Keep His Big Black Sofa, But I Hate It

Oh, Laurel, Well, I’m on my second marriage, and we’ve just hit a decorating snag.   And canView full post »

Chicago As You’ve Never Seen It Before!

Hi Everyone, Thank you again for all of your kind wishes! It worked. I’ve been testing negative sinceView full post »

30 Astonishingly Beautiful and Best Front Door Colors

Happy Mother’s Day!   My mommy and me the summer of 1958, Evansville, Indiana. This is a specialView full post »

Evansville Indiana and The Little Know Truth About It

Hi Everyone, For those of you who didn’t see my email, yes, I have Covid. I’m just finishing up DayView full post »

15 Hideous Fabric Mistakes (I Made Most of Them)

Although I no longer take interior design clients, I did for 24 years, counting the years working for others.View full post »

French Door/Transom Design + Stair Railing Part II

Hey Everyone, Hope you’re all doing well. I’m on a plane flying to Nashville! I’m going toView full post »

New Staircase Railing Design – Ugh, It’s Not Working!

Last Sunday, we looked at staircase decor, design, and mistakes.    Today, I will share more relatedView full post »

Staircase Decor, 3 Common Mistakes + what to do instead

Hi Everyone, Happy Easter and Passover!   A while back, I received a real Dear Laurel note asking aboutView full post »

Our Ugly Brick Fireplace – He Vetoes Painting It!

Dear Laurel, Please don’t ream me out. I’m just a meek little housewife with three kids— and aView full post »

Happy 10-Year Blogiversary-Ten Years of Laurel Home!

Hi Everyone, Yes! The Laurel Home Blog is exactly ten years old today. And, while I’ve removed orView full post »

Hubs Thinks Farmhouse Style Is For Farmers- Period.

Dear Laurel, Oh, I’m sure this is going to be boring for you. I am soon to be married (for the third time)View full post »

Do The Best Dark Blue Paint Colors Make You Blue?

Hey Everyone, Guess where I am on this early spring day in Boston? I won’t leave you in suspense;View full post »

Kitchen Lights – You’d Think This Would Be Easy.

Hi Everyone, Yes, the post is a day late. And even then, I’m struggling. Oh, not in a bad way. TheView full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays-16 Colors To Make It Work!

Dear Laurel, I just found you on Pinterest. Great boards. I was googling the best neutral wall color withView full post »

20 Timeless Kitchens You’re Going To Love Forever

20 Timeless Kitchens – eh? Nothing like going out on a long limb to say that a room that could very wellView full post »

The Boston Athenaeum-Boston’s Little Known Crown Jewel

Today, I have a special treat to share with you. Now, some of you definitely know about the Boston Athenaeum.View full post »

All About Hardwood Floors + How To Ruin Them!

Hardwood floors. This subject is so broad that one could have an entire blog devoted to hardwood floors, notView full post »

Rooms With Light Walls Look Larger, Yes Or No?

Common’ Laurel. Is that a trick question? EVERYONE knows that rooms with light walls appear to beView full post »

How To Build A Unified Interior Color Palette

On Sunday, after the last post came out about my favorite decorating trick, Ramona asked some compelling questions in aView full post »

A Secret Decorating Trick Designers Won’t Tell You

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

Gustavian Swedish Style-How To Get The Look for Less

It’s been a while since I’ve written about one of my favorite styles of furnishings, GustavianView full post »

We Need New Upholstery But Can’t Afford To Buy It

Dear Laurel, I’m a fairly new reader. I found you when I looked for information about great sources forView full post »

A Sophisticated Staircase Gallery Art Wall Template!

Dear Laurel, I love your posts about gallery art walls. However, I don’t think you’ve done oneView full post »

The Best Kitchen Backsplash and My Favorite Options

Hi Everyone, Before we get into my favorite kitchen backsplash, several of you have asked what’s happeningView full post »

The Best Swivel Chairs And Swivel Gliders, too!

Dear Laurel, I love the blog and have been a fan for years. One item I’ve never seen you cover isView full post »

Wendy Oleksiak, A Top Boston Realtor Shares All!

Hi Everyone, Today, I have a special treat for you. Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with WendyView full post »

Are Red Paint Colors Passé?

It’s February, and that means Valentine’s Day is coming up! Therefore, in honor of the day of love,View full post »

Horrid Windows Installed By Drunk Contractor

I was going to do a different post today, but then I felt I didn’t have enough information. So,View full post »

She’s Struggling to Furnish Her Large Living Room

Below are three notes from readers. Each has a large living room and is having trouble. Dear Laurel, I’mView full post »

The Nor’easter Blizzard 2022 – Boston-Style

Hi Everyone, So many people have reached out to me today during the nor’easter blizzard 2022 to kindlyView full post »

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

Dear Laurel, In some of your recent posts, you’ve mentioned something about bloated, puffy living roomView full post »

The Horrid Gray Trend – Is It Finally Over?

Dear Laurel, Recently, I’ve read that the gray trend is over and, gasp, we are going back to beige. Do youView full post »

A High-Low Ben Pentreath Living Room – Can It Be Done?

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for your kind comments from Sunday’s post about the five British designersView full post »

The British Are Coming! Superb Interior Design from the UK

Hi Everyone, How are y’all doing this mid-January weekend? It’s been either freeeeezing or mild thisView full post »

The Only Six White Wall and Trim Colors You’ll Need

Dear Laurel, I seem to recall that you struggled with your white wall and trim colors. And, there was somethingView full post »