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 »

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 »